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by Sean Cunningham
October 12th, 2011, 4:40 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Perdido Street Station
Replies: 3
Views: 1379

Re: Perdido Street Station

I made it 150 pages into the book and nothing was happening, so I gave up. I mentioned that to a friend and he said that's about when things start happening. I gave it another try and sure enough, the plot began to move right after my original stopping point. As you say, I think he's a literary fant...
by Sean Cunningham
September 22nd, 2011, 6:30 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?
Replies: 16
Views: 8265

Re: Should authors smile in their book jacket photos?

Falls Apart wrote:For instance, George R. R. Martin is smiling on his, and A Song of Ice and Fire is hardly a feel-good series.
He may have no choice. It's hard to look at him and not see a kindly grandfather.
by Sean Cunningham
September 16th, 2011, 7:20 pm
Forum: Writing
Topic: Writing the things that don't matter
Replies: 15
Views: 2747

Re: Writing the things that don't matter

And, well, I don't want to have meaningless dialogue with them talking about the pretty trees. There's an episode of the TV show Chuck in which, from memory, Chuck and his best friend Morgan are having an excruciatingly detailed argument about the contents of an ideal sandwich. It's utterly irrelev...
by Sean Cunningham
June 27th, 2011, 6:17 pm
Forum: Books
Topic: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?
Replies: 24
Views: 8181

Re: How Price-Conscious Are You When Buying Books?

A lot more price-conscious than I realised until I saw this thread and thought about it. Like mp3s, my gut tells me ebooks should cost less than paper books. If I see a Kindle edition and paperback edition for £8 on Amazon, I'll assume I'm being overcharged for the ebook. I waited for Surface Detail...