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« Reply #60 on: February 28, 2012, 10:33:34 PM »

Kaleidoscope_Eyes, not sure if you were directing your query about Dean Koontz at anyone in particular, but in my own opinion, Dean Koontz is a great author, although his endings tend to be a bit disappointing. Although I didn't care for 77 Shadow Street, most of his other ones are pretty good. His books are easy reads and interesting as well as creepy. I can recommend some specific titles, if you like.
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« Reply #61 on: March 01, 2012, 01:56:05 AM »


Hi KE -- some of my personal favorite Koontz books are the following:

Your Heart Belongs to Me
The Husband
Lightning
Hideaway
Whispers
The Mask
The Funhouse
(one of his first books!)
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« Reply #62 on: March 01, 2012, 03:25:01 AM »

Oh boy! Cheers matie! I'll get onto finding them books!!!
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« Reply #63 on: March 07, 2012, 09:23:58 AM »

Just finished Past Mortem by Ben Elton. It was great!!!! It actually had a plot! Time to give Elton a break and go onto Dean Koontz
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« Reply #64 on: March 07, 2012, 10:30:47 AM »

Dean Koontz - so you would recommend him? I see his books in shops and libraries all the time.... How would you describe his writing?

Dean Koontz is pretty much a Stephen King clone, but most of what I've read from him is pretty good. I'm a huge fan of his Odd Thomas novels. He's written four books about this character so far. The stories are kind of silly (they're about a guy who sees dead people and has Elvis Presley's and later on Frank Sinatra's ghost as his sidekick), but very entertaining.
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« Reply #65 on: March 20, 2012, 01:37:25 AM »

Just finished Hideaway - Dean Koontz. I can see how he is a Stephen King wanabe, and I thought that book lacked a plot. It seemed that Koontz just had a brilliant idea and a conclusion but not much in between. No story or character development.... I am reading now another book of his, Life Expectancy.

Dean Koontz is pretty much a Stephen King clone, but most of what I've read from him is pretty good. I'm a huge fan of his Odd Thomas novels. He's written four books about this character so far. The stories are kind of silly (they're about a guy who sees dead people and has Elvis Presley's and later on Frank Sinatra's ghost as his sidekick), but very entertaining.
Sounds entertaining indeed, Joost. I might give it a go if I like his other books
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« Reply #66 on: March 20, 2012, 10:59:46 AM »

I'm reading as many Philip K.Dick books as I can atm. There's about 15-20 available from the libraries I've joined. I'm reading a book of 3 early novels atm but am most looking forward to the latter masterworks like Martian time-slip and A maze of death.
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« Reply #67 on: March 20, 2012, 12:55:08 PM »


Just started Sophie Kinsella's (aka Madeleine Wickham) new book, I've Got Your Number; yay! She is one of my favorite authors and one of only three I will buy in hardcover without waiting for the paperback  (the others are Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child). I need a happy read right about now.
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« Reply #68 on: March 22, 2012, 08:41:27 PM »

I went to the library today (I really wish I could just live there) and got some books: For Whom The Bell Tolls by Ernest Hemingway, Paraplymakarens Barn (translation: The Umbrellamakers Child...hm) by Jascha Golowanjuk and Po├ęsies by Arthur Rimbaud.
I also got the movie All About Eve  :)
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« Reply #69 on: March 22, 2012, 08:53:37 PM »


I also got the movie All About Eve  :)


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« Reply #70 on: March 22, 2012, 09:27:04 PM »

Fasten your seat belts.  It's going to be a bumpy night.

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« Reply #71 on: March 22, 2012, 10:34:01 PM »


Loved For Whom the Bell Tolls (indeed, almost all Hemingway's stuff), and I've always wanted to see All About Eve. I haven't yet.

Enjoy, AppleScruffy96!
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« Reply #72 on: March 22, 2012, 10:51:24 PM »

Loved For Whom the Bell Tolls (indeed, almost all Hemingway's stuff), and I've always wanted to see All About Eve. I haven't yet.

Enjoy, AppleScruffy96!

I certainly will! I've never read For Whom The Bell Tolls before and I've only seen parts of the movie so far, I can't wait to start reading the book  :D
It's always so much fun when you start reading a new book, if I may say so myself, it's the best thing in the world!
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« Reply #73 on: March 22, 2012, 11:16:58 PM »

...and I've always wanted to see All About Eve. I haven't yet.





So.  You still haven't seen the movie.






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« Reply #74 on: March 23, 2012, 12:55:57 AM »

All About Eve  Honey Honey
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« Reply #75 on: March 23, 2012, 03:54:20 AM »

Loved For Whom the Bell Tolls (indeed, almost all Hemingway's stuff),

Have you read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain? It's about Hemingway's marriage to Hadley Richardson. It's a work of fiction but pretty well researched.
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« Reply #76 on: March 23, 2012, 10:28:34 PM »

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« Reply #77 on: March 23, 2012, 10:30:28 PM »

Have you read The Paris Wife by Paula McLain? It's about Hemingway's marriage to Hadley Richardson. It's a work of fiction but pretty well researched.

No, I haven't read that one yet, but I saw it reviewed in People, I think, and/or Vanity Fair. It looks interesting and very well might be one of my next purchases.
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« Reply #78 on: March 26, 2012, 04:01:49 AM »

^^^

It's really a fascinating portrait of Paris during the Jazz Age but you probably won't like Papa Hemingway very much after you read it. Of course the cure for that is to read For Whom the Bell Tolls again. ;)
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« Reply #79 on: March 26, 2012, 06:07:51 PM »

^^^

It's really a fascinating portrait of Paris during the Jazz Age but you probably won't like Papa Hemingway very much after you read it. Of course the cure for that is to read For Whom the Bell Tolls again. ;)

I've heard he was quite a misogynist. It's funny; I've read just about all his stuff but really don't know very much about him as a person.
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