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October appropriate horror?

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 22:39:28 GMT

It's October and I'm about to start Harvest Home. I have a soft spot for scary stories involving Halloween and harvest time in general and thought I'd look for some recommendations Here's a list of books I know about. Let me know of ones I missed: Harvest Home - Thomas Tryon The October Country - Ray Bradbury Dark Harvest - Norman Partridge Johnny Halloween - Norman Partridge Horrorween - Al Sarrantonio Hallows Eve - Al Sarrantonio Halloweenland - Al Sarrantonio Prank Night - Kristopher Rufty All Hallow's Dead - Bryan Smith Prank Night - David Robbins (no ebook version) Spook Night - David Robbins (no ebook version) Hell-O-Ween - David Robbins (no ebook version) The Ceremonies - T.E.D. Klein (I'm stretching it a little here)

Anyone dislike series?

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 17:52:38 GMT

I dislike series novels. I feel like I am the only one on the planet who feels this way. I just want every novel to be a new world of its own, with its own characters and without having to remember the details of the novels that have gone before it. I think mystery novels where only the "investigator" type person stays constant are fine (and even they are entitled to evolve over time. :chinscratch:

Please recommend long pulp series

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 13:00:26 GMT

Hi, I am very busy with work these days, I would like to read some simple, humorous and long pulp fiction series. One point-of-view, nothing to do with military, and fantasy (not urban fantasy) are must haves. I also don't care much for romance. Also, I don't have access to Kindle Unlimited. Books should be available in Google Play Books. Mostly a monetary problem, Google Play Books sells with locally adjusted prices for me. Amazon is fine for one or two books but not for long series. Thanks.

Pirate Series for Teenagers

Thu, 12 Oct 2017 02:33:05 GMT

Any recommendations for a fantasy series involving pirates? What I'm looking for is a story that follows a pirate crew over a span of 3 or more books. Specifically, pirates that battle supernatural antagonists, with teenage protagonists.

shared universe collections

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 15:35:43 GMT

This is the sort of thing that has been around for a while, but three collections that came out in the last year brought this practice to the forefront of my attention. Those collections (this Spring's Black Tide Rising, the collection of stories based on Ringo's Black Tide Rising series; Shadows & Reflections, a Roger Zelazny homage that came out a couple of weeks ago; and Monster Hunter Files, the collection that came out this week based on Correia's Monster Hunter series) are all examples of this sort of book. Basically, you get half the stories by name authors and half the stories by authors that are relatively unknown. Of the name author stories, a few were actually written for the anthology with the rest stories that the author had sitting around, so they modified it to kind of, sort of fit the requirements (Seriously, I read one author admit that is what they did). I understand why these collections come out (though noting that Zelazny's daughter is listed as an editor on the Zelazny anthology, I suspect it was a way for his children to get around his widow's hold on the literary estate). It generates money and gives the publisher a chance to groom some lesser known authors. I just wish that the various authors would actually try to stay in the spirit of the shared universe. For example, in the BTR anthology, one author had the zombies climbing trees and acting like baboons. In the MHI anthoogy, one author took one of her existing characters and used it with very little effort to fit it in the MHI universe.

Literary The Gathering by Anne Enright

Sun, 08 Oct 2017 14:47:25 GMT'Anne Enright is a dazzling writer of international stature and one of Ireland’s most singular voices. Now she delivers The Gathering, a moving, evocative portrait of a large Irish family and a shot of fresh blood into the Irish literary tradition, combining the lyricism of the old with the shock of the new. The nine surviving children of the Hegarty clan are gathering in Dublin for the wake of their wayward brother, Liam, drowned in the sea. His sister, Veronica, collects the body and keeps the dead man company, guarding the secret she shares with him—something that happened in their grandmother’s house in the winter of 1968. As Enright traces the line of betrayal and redemption through three generations her distinctive intelligence twists the world a fraction and gives it back to us in a new and unforgettable light. The Gathering is a daring, witty, and insightful family epic, clarified through Anne Enright’s unblinking eye. It is a novel about love and disappointment, about how memories warp and secrets fester, and how fate is written in the body, not in the stars.' The Gathering is the winner of the 2007 Man Booker Prize and was chosen unanimously by the jury. This is the MR Literary Club selection for October 2017. Whether you've already read it or would like to, feel free to start or join in the conversation at any time, and guests are always welcome! So, what are your thoughts on it? Attachment 159362 ( 159361 ( 159360 ( 159359 (