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Forum: Book Corner 03 January 2019, 02:23 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I'm on the last chapter of Rudyard Kipling's Kim....

I'm on the last chapter of Rudyard Kipling's Kim. I'd never read it before and have found it rambling and thin on plot, though it has lots of atmosphere. The characters seem curiously flat to me.
Forum: Book Corner 01 March 2018, 04:28 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I am reading the book I just wrote because I'm...

I am reading the book I just wrote because I'm into the revision process.
Forum: Book Corner 12 July 2016, 03:17 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Well, somebody's reading one of mine:...

Well, somebody's reading one of mine: http://www.the-line-up.com/13-horror-novels-to-read-while-on-vacation/
Forum: Book Corner 01 October 2015, 09:34 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I'm reading Charles Maturin's Melmoth the...

I'm reading Charles Maturin's Melmoth the Wanderer. Fifty pages' worth of action jam-packed into 650 pages. The rest is mostly taken up by anti-Catholic diatribes.
Forum: Book Corner 28 October 2014, 03:17 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I like The Secret Garden musical, too. The book...

I like The Secret Garden musical, too. The book always leaves me unsatisfied--Mary, the protagonist, just gets dropped in the last chapter. I want closure! I want everyone to tell her, "We wuz wrong...
Forum: Book Corner 22 October 2013, 02:15 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
To prepare for a Shakespeare course I'll teach...

To prepare for a Shakespeare course I'll teach next semester, I'm re-reading The Merchant of Venice. Complex characters in that one. It and Measure for Measure are the most challenging texts on my...
Forum: Book Corner 27 July 2013, 12:31 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I just went back and re-read The Moving Target,...

I just went back and re-read The Moving Target, by Ross Macdonald (Kenneth Millar). It was published in 1948 and was his first novel about Lew Archer, his LA-based private eye (though many of his...
Forum: Book Corner 03 May 2013, 04:44 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I read R. M. Ballantyne's The Coral Island...

I read R. M. Ballantyne's The Coral Island because I never had and because I always see it referenced as a source for Lord of the Flies. It was okay in a white-man's-burden British-Empire...
Forum: Book Corner 30 April 2013, 02:43 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Clarence Buddington Kelland's "Scattergood...

Clarence Buddington Kelland's "Scattergood Baines". It's repetitive, but reasonably entertaining. Kelland proudly claimed to be "the best second-rate writer in America."
Forum: Book Corner 12 April 2013, 03:52 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Auburn Red, I really liked Our Mutual Friend,...

Auburn Red, I really liked Our Mutual Friend, too. Over the years I read all the Dickens novels, parceling them out because I enjoy them and wanted to make them last a long time, and that was...
Forum: Book Corner 10 April 2013, 11:51 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Just re-read Sabatini's Captain Blood, which I...

Just re-read Sabatini's Captain Blood, which I read ages ago in my teens. It holds up, though the last third becomes somewhat random as Sabatini has Blood enlist in the French navy, fall out with his...
Forum: Book Corner 31 March 2013, 12:56 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
David Halberstam's The Coldest Winter, a history...

David Halberstam's The Coldest Winter, a history of the beginning of the Korean conflict and the atmosphere in Washington/Japan/Korea as tensions built between the Truman administration and General...
Forum: Book Corner 07 March 2013, 07:12 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Wishing on a Star: The Life of Eddie Carroll has...

Wishing on a Star: The Life of Eddie Carroll has just been published by BearManor Media (http://www.bearmanormedia.com/). It's chock-full of Eddie's show-business stories about Jamie Farr, Gene...
Forum: Book Corner 26 January 2013, 12:00 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I usually use "okay" in my own writing, but I'm...

I usually use "okay" in my own writing, but I'm perfectly okay with O.K. What bothers me is the anachronism of having Brits using it casually in the early part of the 19th century.
Forum: Book Corner 23 January 2013, 03:27 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I'm just sensitive to it, I guess. Wonder if the...

I'm just sensitive to it, I guess. Wonder if the US hardcover changed the spelling? Honor and color are spelled as in the States. I can't find evidence for OK in British English before about 1890,...
Forum: Book Corner 22 January 2013, 04:39 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I've finished Dodger by Terry Pratchett. In an...

I've finished Dodger by Terry Pratchett. In an author's afterword, he notes that he is writing "historical fantasy," not a historical novel; the difference is that he tweaks history. I thought the...
Forum: Book Corner 18 January 2013, 02:14 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Alert for Travis McGee fans

Amazon has at last brought out John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee series for Kindle, with a foreword by Lee Child. They're fairly pricey for e-books, but if you like the series and would like to...
Forum: Book Corner 16 January 2013, 04:54 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Oh, sure, it makes a lot of sense. One of the...

Oh, sure, it makes a lot of sense. One of the perils of becoming a big name is that one tends to outgrow the need for editing--or believe that one has outgrown it, anyway. I don't know how things are...
Forum: Book Corner 16 January 2013, 03:47 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I'm reading Terry Pratchett's Dodger. It's okay,...

I'm reading Terry Pratchett's Dodger. It's okay, but not as much fun as a Discworld novel. And I have to confess that I'm bothered because characters in a book set in historical times and a specific...
Forum: Book Corner 07 January 2013, 11:36 AM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
Just finished Hemingway's To Have and Have Not....

Just finished Hemingway's To Have and Have Not. Not to put too fine a point on it, it's a terrible "novel" (actually hammered together from a couple of short stories and lengthened out with an...
Forum: Book Corner 01 January 2013, 04:34 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
After having seen the film, I'm re-reading The...

After having seen the film, I'm re-reading The Hobbit after more than twenty years. The tone is more condescending than I remembered.
Forum: Book Corner 21 December 2012, 01:57 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I've read all the Dickens novels now, so I'm...

I've read all the Dickens novels now, so I'm doing the secondary stuff. Just finished The Chimes, which struck me as atypically muddled for Dickens.

Meanwhile, don't forget that if you're giving...
Forum: Book Corner 27 November 2012, 05:18 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I just got a reversion of rights on my YA...

I just got a reversion of rights on my YA Grimoire series, so now I can publish the last volume and bring the series to its proper end. I'll do it as an omnibus of all three books, though, since the...
Forum: Book Corner 11 November 2012, 01:34 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
No, I just wrote it for my own amusement. It's a...

No, I just wrote it for my own amusement. It's a short novel, but I wouldn't think of publishing it in any form.
Forum: Book Corner 30 October 2012, 06:30 PM
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Posted By Brad from Georgia
I once wrote part of a PG Wodehouse fan fiction,...

I once wrote part of a PG Wodehouse fan fiction, based on Bertie's and Jeeves's trip around the world that is mentioned but never detailed by the Master.
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