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    Is Drood a hard read? Is it good?
    There is a great book hidden in Drood. Unfortunately, like many of Simmon's books, it is about 200 pages longer than it should be. A good editor would be a godsend for old Dan.
    A perfect analysis of most of his later works.

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    Whatís everyoneís top 5? Iíve read a couple of his books so far ans was a big fan. I didnít like the Hyperion series though...


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    Go back a few pages, it's a subject that comes up constantly.

    Hyperion is a challenging read but one worth the time you invest in it. The books get easier to read the longer you're reading. You get used to the style and it's also more action than setup. Just mentioning this in case you want to power through Hyperion.

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    Quote Originally Posted by webstar1000 View Post
    Whatís everyoneís top 5? Iíve read a couple of his books so far ans was a big fan. I didnít like the Hyperion series though...

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    Wow! I found the Hyperion books to be right up there with Frank Herbert's Dune series. It's incredible world building. Some of the best science fiction I have every encountered. Not trying to persuade you, but sharing my own thoughts.

    Drood - ugh, at least 200 pages over done. Early Simmons is the best Simmons.
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    I did finished the series. Just wasnít for me. I loved Abominable and Terror. Summer and Haunting.... he writes well. No question!


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    One that doesn't get enough credit it a small melodramatic piece called The Hollow Man - I was really moved by this one, as was my wife.
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    I unabashedly love Drood. I realize it's bloated and self-indulgent, but it just kind of clicked for me. It's my favourite of his non-genre novels - although a few others take a close second. A wonderful sense of atmosphere and world-building, a very distinctive narrative voice and
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    a growing sense that what the narrator is telling you may not be completely accurate.


    Other favourites: The Terror, The Crook Factory, Summer of Night, Carrion Comfort, Hyperion Cantos, Ilium/Olympos.

    As I think I've said before, the Joe Kurtz novels (Hardcase, Hard Freeze, Hard as Nails) would be higher on my list if they compared more favourably with Richard Stark's Parker novels (to which they are an homage). I mean, the Joe Kurtz novels are fine. But the Parker novels do the same thing far, far better.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hunchback Jack View Post

    As I think I've said before, the Joe Kurtz novels (Hardcase, Hard Freeze, Hard as Nails) would be higher on my list if they compared more favourably with Richard Stark's Parker novels (to which they are an homage). I mean, the Joe Kurtz novels are fine. But the Parker novels do the same thing far, far better.

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    I look at it a bit differently. I actually rate the Joe Kurtz novels quite high within Simmonsí body of work, but thatís because Iím only comparing it to the other books that Simmons has written. Comparatively speaking in a more broad sense, theyíre entertaining but, I agree, donít hold up against Richard Starkís Parker books, the greatest series in crime fiction.

    I posted a pic of my collection of HC Parker 1sts (and all signed) recently on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...43649323913216

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC65 View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Hunchback Jack View Post

    As I think I've said before, the Joe Kurtz novels (Hardcase, Hard Freeze, Hard as Nails) would be higher on my list if they compared more favourably with Richard Stark's Parker novels (to which they are an homage). I mean, the Joe Kurtz novels are fine. But the Parker novels do the same thing far, far better.

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    I look at it a bit differently. I actually rate the Joe Kurtz novels quite high within Simmonsí body of work, but thatís because Iím only comparing it to the other books that Simmons has written. Comparatively speaking in a more broad sense, theyíre entertaining but, I agree, donít hold up against Richard Starkís Parker books, the greatest series in crime fiction.

    I posted a pic of my collection of HC Parker 1sts (and all signed) recently on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...43649323913216
    Impressive collection!

    So one vote for Drood now. Ha!

    Sounds like some of his books are like my view on hiking. I do not like hiking but I like to have hiked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RC65 View Post
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    As I think I've said before, the Joe Kurtz novels (Hardcase, Hard Freeze, Hard as Nails) would be higher on my list if they compared more favourably with Richard Stark's Parker novels (to which they are an homage). I mean, the Joe Kurtz novels are fine. But the Parker novels do the same thing far, far better.

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    I look at it a bit differently. I actually rate the Joe Kurtz novels quite high within Simmonsí body of work, but thatís because Iím only comparing it to the other books that Simmons has written. Comparatively speaking in a more broad sense, theyíre entertaining but, I agree, donít hold up against Richard Starkís Parker books, the greatest series in crime fiction.

    I posted a pic of my collection of HC Parker 1sts (and all signed) recently on Twitter:

    https://twitter.com/ron_clinton/stat...43649323913216
    That's probably the "right" way to think about the Joe Kurtz novels. I shouldn't give them a demerit just because they don't measure up to Stark's series ... but I do.

    That a fantastic Parker collection. I don't have many of the physical books, mostly ebooks and audiobooks. Glad to see such enthusiasm for the series, though. I actually don't read this genre, generally, but the Parker books are so well-written. A lot of my enjoyment comes from admiring Stark's precise and efficient prose, while still having fully fleshed characters and world-building.Stark is Westlake at the absolute top of his game.

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    Thought I would reach out to Dan Fans (corny as fuck I know) to see if anyone needs/wants this? It's the edition quarter bound in leather. Would love if someone here got it. Accepting reasonable offers.

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    For sale:

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    Matching set:

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    INCLUDES SHIPPING for U.S. and at cost for International

    $285
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    $90 shipped

    International shipping is at cost

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingfan2323 View Post
    $90 shipped

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    Great price, for a great set of pulp fiction!
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    I think so too. Thanks.

    Wish you luck on your #255 search.
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    Anyone interested in any of these let me know. All firsts are signed.

    - Hollow Man is book without title showing.
    - Children of the Night is the more rare limited edition to 200.
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    Some potentially great deals on Simmons stuff in my Ebay store-

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    I just finished watching 'The Terror' on DVD.
    How does the book compare to the TV show, which I really liked, although I had to use the closed captioning to decipher much of the accents.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ur2ndbiggestfan View Post
    I just finished watching 'The Terror' on DVD.
    How does the book compare to the TV show, which I really liked, although I had to use the closed captioning to decipher much of the accents.
    Those accents (and mumbling) make it a tough watch. But great show right! Like the show the book is DETAILED and slow in places but very well done.

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