Comments: 25
Cody's Bookshelf 3 years ago
Per usual, amazing stuff.

I'd love to see you do this for Robert McCammon, personally.
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
Thanks, Cody. Vote collected. :)
Cody's Bookshelf 3 years ago
Also, just noticed the shout-out you made to me! I am honored.... :)
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
If you're not acquainted with Ruth yet, you need to be. She's even better than me at catching the small stuff. I'm sure she'll comment here eventually. Just watch for her. :)
Cody's Bookshelf 3 years ago
Will do!
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
I believe her name on here is... Ruziee? Something like that. :)
Jessica (HDB) 3 years ago
I so love reading these posts! You're my King book pusher, and I love ya for it.
RedT Reads Randomly 3 years ago
Cool stuff, E. Thanks.
I would also vote for McCammon, followed by Simmons.
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
This was a hard decade to write about. Not many pleasantries to speak of. Mind you, my kids were not born in this decade but in the next one, 2005-2014, so don't think I'm saying their births aren't pleasant memories. It was difficult to find memories that I was willing to dredge up for 1995-2004. It was a rough patch, to say the least. I cut almost 2,000 words from this because, honestly, nobody needs to read that shit.

Thanks for reading, everybody. :)
Rabbit Reads 3 years ago
I'm sorry to hear about your losses and happy that you have stayed clean when it comes to Heroin, that is no small feat. Congrats!

Rose Madder has a special place in my heart. If I had to pick a favorite it was that one. It is so underrated, imho. The first time I read it, I just got out of an abusive relationship at 16, along with moving out of my verbally abusive father's house to move in with my grandmother. This was in 2005. I do believe it was my first King, besides Eye of the Dragon in 8th grade, I read IT right after it.

I'm sorry to clog up your comments section with my personal crap. lol
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
I like hearing personal crap. Helps me put personalities with all these faces and pictures on here. Thanks for sharing, Rabbit. :)
Rabbit Reads 3 years ago
Same here. It's always fascinating to read other's narratives. :)
ruziee 3 years ago
You mentioned me! Thank you, Edward! :) Catching the small stuff is right. It's been pointed out that sometimes my list of connections are too long, as most of them are really only coincidences. :/
ruziee 3 years ago
I'll be at a loose end when you finish these posts at the end of the year. You give us glimpses into your life that I've come to appreciate and enjoy. Koontz, huh? I haven't read anything of his for years. Don't you start me off on another massive readathon. King has just about done my head in! :)
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
I'm thinking I'll do McCammon. I have several votes for him across multiple platforms. He wrote from... 1978... I think, to 1992, then disappeared for over a decade. I think I'll title my journey "Robert R. McCammon: Before the Break".
Sarah's Library 3 years ago
I'm voting for Koontz, but only because he's the only author that you mention that I've actually read :)

I would absolutely buy and refer to a book you wrote about your theories regarding the connections throughout King's books. I've hardly read any King .......*thinking*.....only two I believe (Insomnia and The Dead Zone, no I tell I lie I've also read Misery), so a 'reader's guide to King' would be a fantastic reference for a reader not really 'up' with all the connections between all the (seemingly thousands of) King books. I definitely think you should approach Mr King to see if he would approve.
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
Thanks, Sarah.

By the way, long time no talk. How have you been?
Sarah's Library 3 years ago
Sick and gaping with surgery wounds. You?
ruziee 3 years ago
I agree with Sarah. I think it's something that needs to be done and I think you're the one to do it.
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
What happened, Sarah?
Sarah's Library 3 years ago
Major abdominal surgery to remove a tumour from my liver. I now have a giant L on my torso. I have finally recovered from the surgery, but don't actually know what kind of tumour it was. It was 9x7 cm and they're calling it an atypical adenoma but they can't tell me whether it will ever grow back or give me a definitive answer about whether it was malignant. My first follow-up scan is at the end of the month, we'll see if anything has changed.
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
I'll keep you in my thoughts. I wish you a speedy recovery.
Sarah's Library 3 years ago
Thanks E.
I only contemplate reviewing when it ties with our own personal history. I'm just not interested in reading impersonal and synopsis-like reviews. The fun of it, as you so aptly stated, is our personal relationship with a certain book. Why did matter in that particular junction in time? Why did I hate it so much? Why should I persevere reading a certain author? What I always look for in a review is a visceral take on a particular book. My favourite take on this is our ability to create a particular timeline with one particular book. One of those particular books is "The Stand" which I've read several times and after all these years it's still one of the books to take to the proverbial desert island. Because I never took notes back in the day when there was no internet, I'm unable to write a review of it encompassing the last 30 years of reading it...If I had the ability to turn back in time, I'd have written copious notes...Your reviews have that unattainable quality of being intrinsically tied to your reading history and they are all the better for it. We are also better off because of it.
Lornographic Material 3 years ago
Wow. Thank you. :)