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Author:  John Carter [ Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:05 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Thu Jan 04, 2018 12:10 pm ]
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Author:  Eric [ Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:02 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:16 am ]
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Hey Cormac, it's annoying when you don't wrap quotation marks around dialogue.

Author:  Eric [ Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:59 am ]
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It's really annoying for the first chapter or two, until you get used to it, and only occasionally after that when it's not immediately clear what's dialogue and what isn't.

I don't think his novels would be any worse with quotation marks, and they'd be easier to read. He probably wouldn't be as famous, though. It's distinctive.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:19 pm ]
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If they re-issued all of his books with proper quotation marks, I'd like them a LOT more.

Author:  caryc [ Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:55 pm ]
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The thing that got to me about this book (and the way it's written) is that when I'd finished it, the whole thing came off like some weird fever dream. I say that in a good way. It stuck with me for months after I read it. I think his punctuation style definitely added to that experience for me with this book.

It doesn't do the same for others of his that I've read though.

Author:  Eric [ Mon Jan 08, 2018 5:35 pm ]
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The book definitely reads like that. The only other one I've read by him, The Road, less so.

Judging from those two, the guy's pretty bleak.

Author:  John Carter [ Tue Jan 09, 2018 2:13 pm ]
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Author:  Kimfair [ Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:15 pm ]
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Bradbury was the first author I fell in love with, and this book, particularly The Veldt were some of my earliest reading memories.

Author:  John Carter [ Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:25 am ]
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Kimfair wrote:
Bradbury was the first author I fell in love with, and this book, particularly The Veldt were some of my earliest reading memories.


Bradbury has always been hit or miss with me and for every book of his I love there is another that disappoints me, this is particularly true of his short story collections. I loved The Veldt, The Other Foot, The Man and The Exiles but the rest were okay to average.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:37 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Mon Jan 22, 2018 9:19 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Tue Jan 23, 2018 7:28 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Mon Jan 29, 2018 5:08 pm ]
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I really enjoyed it, you're really good at writing characters that I came to care about. I left a review on both Amazon and goodreads. Thanks again Cary

Author:  caryc [ Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm ]
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Thanks a ton, John Carter! I really appreciate the kind words.

Author:  Shoe [ Tue Jan 30, 2018 8:04 am ]
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Agreed, JC. Cary's strength here is in the characters, which is way more important than situations and ideas. They're all really well developed, so that by the time all hell begins to break loose you actually care about them.

I've read a good bit of self-pubbed fiction and almost none of it has been worthy of being on the shelves by a legit publisher.

This absolutely is.

Author:  caryc [ Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:14 am ]
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Shoe wrote:
Agreed, JC. Cary's strength here is in the characters, which is way more important than situations and ideas. They're all really well developed, so that by the time all hell begins to break loose you actually care about them.

I've read a good bit of self-pubbed fiction and almost none of it has been worthy of being on the shelves by a legit publisher.

This absolutely is.


If only a legit publisher had agreed. :wink:

Author:  Ericubus [ Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:54 pm ]
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I really enjoyed it, you're really good at writing characters that I came to care about. I left a review on both Amazon and goodreads. Thanks again Cary

Just finished today. I 100% agree with character development.

Author:  caryc [ Thu Feb 01, 2018 6:33 pm ]
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Thanks!

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Thu Feb 08, 2018 8:07 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Sun Feb 18, 2018 8:44 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:10 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Mar 07, 2018 12:15 pm ]
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Finished two days ago:

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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Mar 14, 2018 9:35 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:27 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Thu Mar 29, 2018 7:59 pm ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:23 am ]
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Finished yesterday:

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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Apr 11, 2018 8:05 pm ]
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Author:  John Carter [ Tue Apr 17, 2018 11:14 am ]
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Author:  Monterey Jack [ Wed Apr 25, 2018 8:40 am ]
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Last night I finished...

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...Luke.

Author:  Ericubus [ Thu Apr 26, 2018 7:15 am ]
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Bring on Westworld...
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Author:  caryc [ Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:55 am ]
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Ericubus wrote:
Bring on Westworld...
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How was it?

Author:  Ericubus [ Thu Apr 26, 2018 11:56 am ]
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caryc wrote:
Ericubus wrote:
Bring on Westworld...
The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind

How was it?
Very well written. I don't really agree with everything he lays out, but he makes a good argument and in the beginning of the book he writes out a good timeline of the studies on consciousness and what they revealed and how they revealed it. It is worth a read if you are at all interested in the subject.

Author:  Monterey Jack [ Thu May 03, 2018 6:25 am ]
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Finished last night...

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