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    I agree with your opinion of Black Hills. Definitely NOT one of Simmons' better works.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    I agree with your opinion of Black Hills. Definitely NOT one of Simmons' better works.

    John
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    That's definitely not a good first book.

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    My favorite simmons, without a doubt, is Carrion comfort. really, really good!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    I listened to The Black Hills audiobook on a trip the last two days. I was not very impressed. It went on and on and on. There was a lot of background that wasn't necessary to the story. I don't know if I should give him another try. It seems as though Summer of Night is well received here, but if it drones on like The Black Hills, I don't know.
    No, I can assure you it doesn't drone!

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    Quote Originally Posted by sgc1999 View Post
    My favorite simmons, without a doubt, is Carrion comfort. really, really good!
    +1

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    “CARRION COMFORT is one of the three greatest horror novels of the 20th century. Simple as that.” —Stephen King

    interesting. I'll definitely be reading it soon

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    OK. I have two I am willing to try.

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    Which ones do you have?

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    I read Muse of Fire last month. It's a novella and if the limited from Subterranean is too expensive for you, you can also find it in the anthology The New Space Opera. It's S.F. but it's also very heavy on Shakespeare. Basically, humanity is enslaved and a group of actors is allowed to travel the system and perform Shakespeare. They end up facing a God and having to perform for him. That's the simplified version.

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    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Which ones do you have?
    The only other book I own from him is The Terror. I picked up a while back in paperback for a buck. I get audiobooks from the library and listen while running or driving.

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    The Terror is the one that got me back into reading Simmons again. I really enjoyed that book. (Just don't read it in the Winter!)

    John

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Which ones do you have?
    The only other book I own from him is The Terror. I picked up a while back in paperback for a buck. I get audiobooks from the library and listen while running or driving.
    I finished listening to Summer of Night a couple months ago and thought it was great. This was my first Simmons book and it took about 2 discs to get into his style of writing but after that it was smooth sailing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by WeDealInLead View Post
    Which ones do you have?
    The only other book I own from him is The Terror. I picked up a while back in paperback for a buck. I get audiobooks from the library and listen while running or driving.
    Quote Originally Posted by jhanic View Post
    The Terror is the one that got me back into reading Simmons again. I really enjoyed that book. (Just don't read it in the Winter!)

    John
    The Terror is excellent. One of my favorite books. And I always tell people to read it in the winter. Makes it more terrifying that way
    "I'm every nightmare you've ever had"

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    I'm halfway through listening to Summer of Night. Love it! Much better than Black Hills. I will wait until winter for The Terror, although I'm not sure why. I don't like spoilers, so don't tell me.

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    I love spoilers, and I looked it up, and I will totally wait until winter

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    My wife looks up the spoilers for every movie she watches. It drives me crazy. I don't even read the back of the book to get a synopsis. I like going in blind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    I love spoilers, and I looked it up, and I will totally wait until winter
    Excellent! You're going to love it.


    Quote Originally Posted by Dan View Post
    My wife looks up the spoilers for every movie she watches. It drives me crazy. I don't even read the back of the book to get a synopsis. I like going in blind.
    I do that with movies. The less I know the better. Never did it with books though.
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    OK, I really like Drood. Some of it was hard to follow due to the fact that the narrator
    Spoiler:
    is on opium
    through the entire story. I also read that Gueillermo Del Toro might be doing a movie adaptation of this book.

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    motherfucking Simmons has broken my heart

    The Terror

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jean View Post
    motherfucking Simmons has broken my heart

    The Terror
    This is one way I judge a book. If it has emotional effect on me, I know that I love it. And I couldn't agree more with your statement.

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    Yep, yep, yep...The Terror was really good indeed!
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    How perfect the structure is:

    The Terror
    I mean - that's what makes a book really really great, isn't it?

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