Discussion in 'Miscellaneous' started by Snowlilly, Aug 21, 2012.
reading Three Day Road by Joseph Boyden (with thanks to Owain Taggart)
Starkers...I just read your book, Devils of Amber Street. That was good; guess I'm also going to be watching your sig so I don't miss your next one...
Yeah, I read it a while ago, too, and liked it. This is a good time for independent creators.
Thank you both! My next publication will be my novel Safe House, which The Wolf story in The Devils of Amber Street is really the prologue of. Effectively it's a spy thriller set inside a haunted house, or as I like to refer to it "James Bond meets The Haunting"
Hey, glad to see someone else reading this. Let me know how you like it. I'm really enjoying the author's style. His prose flows very smoothly and elegantly! Makes for some great storytelling.
Since The Shining (which I really liked!) I have read:
Edge of Eternity - okay, but suffers because most of the characters felt like pawns being manipulated to specific points in history rather than real people
The Fallow Season of Hugo Hunter - rather short novel about a sportswriter and his friend, a former boxer who's having trouble focusing now that his career is over. I enjoyed it.
Artful - a twist on Oliver Twist, if you will, where the Dodger is a vampire hunter. It started strong with a neat Dickensian vibe, but became very predictable and the charm of the gimmick quickly wore off.
Inamorata - a pretty original story with interesting characters. Not a masterpiece, but I read it in basically a day.
Now I'm on City of Bones, and it's not really grabbing me. There isn't much in the way of originality and other authors have written the story better.
finished it this morning. loved it. i really liked the unflinching view of the war. there were times when i was more interested in Auntie's flashbacks than Xavier's.
i'm gonna track down Through Black Spruce (also by Boyden).
Nice. I love a good genre mash-up.
Wow, you read a lot faster than I do. I'm only currently halfway through it. Yeah, I think Through Black Spruce is a sequel. And I know he intends to write another and make it a trilogy.
And yeah, I agree with you about the view of the war. Although what's impressed me perhaps the most is he does it in a way in which it's not at all glorified or romanticized. His passages are quite beautiful, almost lyrical in quality.
If you're interested, I found an interview with the author where he mentions working on a movie adaptation with Edward James Olmos and also info the sequels:
I have to wonder though if it wouldn't work better as a TV series or Miniseries.
I am listening to The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World by Edward Dolnick, narrated by Alan Sklar. Very interesting so far.
I'm reading The Ruby Circle by Richelle Mead and My Turn by Nancy Reagan.
The Tale of the Body Thief by Anne Rice
Dwarves In Space 3.
The Maze Runner series...it has the flavor of the Hunger Games...really good. There's 4 books in the series and you should read the 4th book first so you find out what started everything.
Strange Magic by James A. Hunter
The Birth of the Pill: How Four Crusaders Reinvented Sex and Launched A Revolution by Jonathan Eig
Pretty readable, and interesting!
I enjoyed that one quite a bit. How do you think it compares to her other work?
Currently rereading the ENT relaunch because I've been on a bit of an Enterprise kick lately.
I'm reading Fairest, book 4 in the Lunar series.
Ready Player One by Ernest Cline.
Once Upon Stilettos by Shanna Swendson
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