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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #15 on: April 04, 2013, 09:29 PM »
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I read a Stephen King co-write with an author whose name escapes me (sorry !). I think it was called 'Black House' ( I'm really impressive on my facts eh ?)  Anyway, the plot involved kids going missing, and it really freaked me out, at least until I got well into the book.  Does anyone know the book I'm talking about ?

Favourite author : Kurt Vonnegut - the world is a poorer place without him.

I'd like to mention Ian (M) Banks, who just yesterday announced he had terminal cancer and he is unlikely to survive any longer than a year.  I'm deeply saddened by this news. I have enjoyed his writing but, having heard him on TV and radio, I also think he sounds like a great bloke.  My thoughts are with him.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #16 on: April 04, 2013, 09:31 PM »
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^Peter Straub.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #17 on: April 04, 2013, 09:34 PM »
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^Peter Straub.
Yeah, that's it ! Thanks Robbie !  I've read a few of King's books, but that one really got to me !
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #18 on: April 04, 2013, 09:40 PM »
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I read a Stephen King co-write with an author whose name escapes me (sorry !). I think it was called 'Black House' ( I'm really impressive on my facts eh ?)  Anyway, the plot involved kids going missing, and it really freaked me out, at least until I got well into the book.  Does anyone know the book I'm talking about ?

Favourite author : Kurt Vonnegut - the world is a poorer place without him.

I'd like to mention Ian (M) Banks, who just yesterday announced he had terminal cancer and he is unlikely to survive any longer than a year.  I'm deeply saddened by this news. I have enjoyed his writing but, having heard him on TV and radio, I also think he sounds like a great bloke.  My thoughts are with him.
Oh- I didn't know Iain Banks had cancer.  Had the privilege of hearing him lecture - great guy. The Bridge was the book I studied - not within the Iain M Banks mode.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #19 on: April 04, 2013, 09:41 PM »
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Buy a newspaper for once Elly.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #20 on: April 04, 2013, 09:41 PM »
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Buy a newspaper for once Elly.
Nope - and you can't make me.  Very Happy
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #21 on: April 04, 2013, 09:42 PM »
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Nope - and you can't make me.  Very Happy
Radio?
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #22 on: April 04, 2013, 09:43 PM »
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Radio?
Maybe... but iffy...
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #23 on: April 04, 2013, 09:44 PM »
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T.V.?
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #24 on: April 04, 2013, 09:44 PM »
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'The Bridge' was apparently based on Alasdair Gray's 'Lanark'  Was all a bit weird, but very interesting.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #25 on: April 04, 2013, 09:45 PM »
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T.V.?
Not unless it's feel good.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #26 on: April 04, 2013, 09:47 PM »
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Not unless it's feel good.
Jeremy Kyle fan eh!
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #27 on: April 04, 2013, 09:48 PM »
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Oh- I didn't know Iain Banks had cancer.  Had the privilege of hearing him lecture - great guy. The Bridge was the book I studied - not within the Iain M Banks mode.

I believe he spoke of his condition on his website - it was reported on BBC 5 live yesterday.  I'm sure that lecture would have been really interesting - and entertaining - he's a fine speaker.
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #28 on: April 04, 2013, 09:49 PM »
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Jeremy Kyle fan eh!
I'd rather poke my own eyes out with a blunt instrument...
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Re: The Authors Thread « Reply #29 on: April 04, 2013, 09:51 PM »
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I'd rather poke my own eyes out with a blunt instrument...
Yep but just think, you won't see it happening.
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