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Old 07-23-2006, 09:47 PM   #326
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I keep watching for it. I'm such a freak I have one and two on the shelf. Won't read them until three is out. I can't stand waiting in between.

Well crap! How come no one ever gave me that little bit of advice? This has got to be one of the worst ones I've had to wait for. I loved them. IMO, he went back more to his older writing style when it was more entertaining.

I cannot believe you have had them and haven't read them. You really are a freak, Tred.
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Old 07-23-2006, 09:48 PM   #327
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I guess you could call me a Koontz fan. I got kinda burned out until a friend loaned me "Fear Nothing" and "Sieze the Night." I've been meaning to check out the Frnkenstein books, but there are so many books and so little time.

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I lost a lot of interest in Koontz after being an avid reader of his material. His mid 90's to early 00's books just didn't do it for me. He started to sound a lot more like Stephen King and I'm not really a King fan. These books however, are awesome.

Find the time, Ben...they're good ones.
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:43 AM   #328
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But Koontz did write one of my favorite books. Watchers.

Koontz is very good with female and minority characters. No matter what Stephen King does all his characters come off like old men - who mostly scratch and spit. He has a fascination with boogers and balls. But then I read a couple of wife's "books". Man, she was worse with female characters then he is.
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Old 07-24-2006, 01:05 AM   #329
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His wife writes? I didn't know that. It's King's incredibly lengthy descriptions of every single blessed thing that get me. It could be a crack in the sidewalk and it'll take a damn page to get through the description of it. I just can't handle that.

Watchers was a great one. I can't pick a fave, but I like a lot of his older stuff. My mom's favorite is Twilight Eyes. I don't see what was so awesome about that one, but she insisted I read it. The first Koontz book I ever read was the House of Thunder. I was a teenager and it was so wild, I was hooked. I may just have to go reread that.
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Old 07-24-2006, 09:44 AM   #330
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I found the more you read, the more you can read. I am often reading about 5 books at a time. It takes me about 1 month to complete all of them with a few days to not read here and there.
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Old 07-24-2006, 11:26 AM   #331
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His wife writes? I didn't know that. It's King's incredibly lengthy descriptions of every single blessed thing that get me. It could be a crack in the sidewalk and it'll take a damn page to get through the description of it. I just can't handle that.

Watchers was a great one. I can't pick a fave, but I like a lot of his older stuff. My mom's favorite is Twilight Eyes. I don't see what was so awesome about that one, but she insisted I read it. The first Koontz book I ever read was the House of Thunder. I was a teenager and it was so wild, I was hooked. I may just have to go reread that.
Well, there are books published under the Tabitha King name. There's a few conspiracy theories about who really writes them. (What have you heard Josh? ) And you know those pictures of Stephen on the book jackets that scare you? She's worse....
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Well, there are books published under the Tabitha King name. There's a few conspiracy theories about who really writes them. (What have you heard Josh? ) And you know those pictures of Stephen on the book jackets that scare you? She's worse....

you know what is scary - clive barker writing kids books....
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Old 07-24-2006, 12:07 PM   #333
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I am about to start reading the entire works of Dashiell Hammett - Dain Curse, The Maltese Falcon, The Glass Key and The Thin Man were all made into movies and Red Harvest is supposed to be the inspiration for the old Gunsmoke TV show.
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Old 07-25-2006, 02:10 PM   #334
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Read a couple excerpts from Plague: The Mysterious Past and Terrifying Future of the World's Most Dangerous Disease, by Wendy Orent.

Mostly because a relative of mine is featured in the book. The portions I read were pretty interesting, and now I have to go find it to read the whole thing.
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Old 07-28-2006, 11:12 PM   #335
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Hey Ladies...(and guys if you want!)
Have you read any of Janet Evanovich's books?
I just got Twelve Sharp...I read all the other 11!
They are hilarious...easy to read...

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Old 07-29-2006, 12:21 AM   #336
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I told you guys that pages ago on this thread! Bout time someone read one.

Didn't they just make you laugh out loud at times?
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Old 07-29-2006, 07:49 PM   #337
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I told you guys that pages ago on this thread! Bout time someone read one.

Didn't they just make you laugh out loud at times?
Oops...I remember that now!
My mom gave me the 1st 8 (I read straight through) and I had to go out when I was half way through 8 and buy 9, 10, 11. I am halfway through 12 now.
I love the Grandma! and I want to see Morelli and Ranger in person

They are just as addicting as that dang "Block" game in the arcade at Meck's board!!!

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Old 07-30-2006, 11:17 AM   #338
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The grandma is frickin hysterical. I get a big kick out of Lula too. Love to see the men materialize too.
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[QUOTE=Tredici]... He has a fascination with boogers .../QUOTE]

But then, honestly, who doesn't?
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Old 07-30-2006, 08:48 PM   #340
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I just got some bad news. "The Solomon Key" won't be out 'til next year. http://www.thecryptex.com/node/47

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Old 07-30-2006, 09:09 PM   #341
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For all the dedicated readers, here's a great site: http://www.fantasticfiction.co.uk/

My favorite part is the "Author Recommends" section on each author's page. I've found a lot of great reads and great authors that way.

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Old 07-30-2006, 09:09 PM   #342
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Ooohhhh maaaaannnnn! What a bummer.

Wish I could find out something concrete on the new Frankenstein book.
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Ooohhhh maaaaannnnn! What a bummer.

Wish I could find out something concrete on the new Frankenstein book.
Fantastic fiction doesn't have anything about the third "Frankenstein" book. "Brother Odd" (Odd Thomas, book 3) is coming in November though.

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Old 07-30-2006, 09:23 PM   #344
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Fantastic fiction doesn't have anything about the third "Frankenstein" book. "Brother Odd" (Odd Thomas, book 3) is coming in November though.

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This is really irritating me! In the back of the second 'Frankenstein' book, it says summer 06 for the third one. The bunch of liars! Don't they know people are waiting for these things?!
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Great site, Ben...btw. Thanks for the link!
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This is really irritating me! In the back of the second 'Frankenstein' book, it says summer 06 for the third one. The bunch of liars! Don't they know people are waiting for these things?!
I've been waiting for "The Captal's Tower," the third part of the Exiles series by Melanie Rawn since 1997. Arrrrrrrrrgh! I understand your pain.

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Old 07-30-2006, 10:06 PM   #347
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Since 97?! Ok, that is way, way worse.
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Old 08-03-2006, 04:35 PM   #348
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Just got finished with some good books. "Crescent City Rhapsody" by Kathleen Ann Goonan and "The Integral Trees" and "Rainbow Mars" by Larry Niven. All three were very good reads.

Time to hit the library again.

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Old 08-04-2006, 04:56 AM   #349
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Picking up "Bush on the Couch," "Conservatives Without Conscience" and the DVD "Why We Fight" Friday at the downtown Seattle library ....

It's a Non-Fiction weekend I guess...
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Picking up "Bush on the Couch," "Conservatives Without Conscience" and the DVD "Why We Fight" Friday at the downtown Seattle library ....

It's a Non-Fiction weekend I guess...
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