151 Fri January 16 2004 - 23:06:32 Fullname: Dave Cook Email: Comments: Tammy, I agree, Richard Laymon is very good. It must be years since I read MIDNIGHTíS LAIR. There was another which begins with an earthquake, only I canít remember the name. Whatever, I thoroughly enjoyed them both. As for Koontz, WHISPERS is great, but I think WATCHERS is even better. Look out for it if you can. For Christmas, my daughter, Victoria (currently playing the Pied Piper in a travelling theatre, would you believe), bought me Stephen Kingís THE GUNSLINGER (part one in The Dark Tower series). Looking forward to reading it, along with the rest in the series - when I find time, that is! Oh, and thanks for the plug regarding A GIFT TO DIE FOR Ėthe feedback coming in has been very positive so far. Unfortunately, work on my second novel has been slow of late, but Iím hoping things will pick up once I get started on my new medication, which will take place later this month. Take care, Dave. xxx
152 Fri January 16 2004 - 19:16:57 Fullname: DAVE Email: Comments: Dave, like Tammy says,try R Laymon(sadly died a few years back), he wrote some serious sick and sexy novels. Outside of the horror genre,I enjoy works by P Robinson, S Sheldon, M Connally, good god! I could be here all night listing authors I like. As for S Laws, top notch, CHASM and SOMEWHERE SOUTH OF MIDNIGHT are my favs, well worth a read.....CHEERS DAVE
PS..Dave, I'm black and white through and through!!
fave authors?? Yes, Graham Masterton would definitely be at the top of my list. Stephen King also a fave, tho like you said, Dave, he seems to have lost his touch. I did enjoy WOLVES OF THE CALLA & cant wait for THE DARK TOWER to be completed (last 2 come out in march & Novemebr this year) I never really got into dean Koontz very much, though I have read a few of his books as well-WHISPERS really freaked me out! I would also reccomend Richard Laymon or Richard Matheson-both very good authors, just the right mix of horror & suspense. And I throughly enjoyed Dave Cook's A GIFT TO DIE FOR-If you havent ordered your copy-do so NOW!!! (Shameless plug for you there, Dave! I am still (in)patiently waiting for your next book!!)
Happy Reading everyone!! Peace, Tammy
154 Thu January 15 2004 - 09:38:30 Fullname: Dave Cook Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: DAVE, hereís a coincidence: when it comes to favourite horror authors, you and I obviously share the same taste! Your top four authors are identical to my top four. The difference being that I would place Dean Koontz at the top of the tree (it used to be King, but I think recently heís lost his cutting edge), followed by Graham Masterton, Herbert, and then King. However, Graham wins hands down for caring about his fans, and his message board at Horror World is ample proof of that.
Recommended reading is a tough one because I have so little time to try out new authors. Do you have any suggestions, DAVE? Due to the North East connection, I am really keen to give Stephen Laws a try Ė his DARKFALL novel looks really promising. I suspect I might also like Clive Barkerís work. What do you think? Oh, and are you a Mag, too? Cheers, Dave.
155 Wed January 14 2004 - 22:41:44 Fullname: DAVE Email: Comments: Dave, I'm a big fan of G Masterton(NO.1), J Herbert, S King, and D Koontz. I would like to ask you who you rate as your top authors?, and also which authors would you recommend to read? So come on Dave give me the name of a writer whose work you think I'll enjoy(horror)?CHEERS DAVE
PS. Good to see your really a MAG!!!!!!!
156 Wed January 14 2004 - 19:50:06 Fullname: Dave Cook Email:
email@example.com Comments: Thanks, Jamie! I love you too.... :-) Dave.
157 Wed January 14 2004 - 15:54:18 Fullname: Jamie Scott Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Big DAVE I gotta agree with you there. Daveís book ďa gift to die forĒ is a brilliant read. I read my copy in three days flat. I couldnít put it down it was that good. Canít wait for his next one! Jamie.
158 Tue January 13 2004 - 20:41:00 Fullname: Dave Cook Email:
email@example.com Comments: Hi DAVE! Thanks for letting me know how much you enjoyed the book - it means such a lot to me. A GIFT TO DIE FOR is indeed my first novel and I sincerely hope it wonít be my last. Much of my next book will also be based in the North East and, to please my American friends, the main character will be from the USA. Considering the length of time it took to see A GIFT TO DIE FOR in print, I really need to begin looking in earnest for a willing publisher, so any suggestions will be gratefully taken onboard.
As for being a Mag or a Mackem, DAVE, I guess you could call me a full-blooded Mag; though with some friends and family living south of the Tyne, I do also have something of a soft spot for the Mackems - even though I will only admit to it under the threat of death.... or thereabouts. :-) Dave.
159 Tue January 13 2004 - 14:45:12 Fullname: DAVE Email: Comments: Dave, last week a friend lent me a copy of your first book A GIFT TO DIE FOR, breathtaking, exciting, it was fantastic, are you sure it was your first novel? I hope there's more where that came from,because I would love to read more of your work... By the way Dave,are you a mag or a mackem???......DAVE
160 Mon January 12 2004 - 14:40:58 Fullname: Dave Cook Email: Comments: Hi Peter, welcome to the board, and thanks for ordering A GIFT TO DIE FOR. With any luck, youíll enjoy it as much as everyone else seems to have done. I was with a group of friends the other day, most of whom had read the book over the Christmas holidays, and they all declared it a darned good read. That said, my friends are all extremely nice people (it's why they're my friends!!), so perhaps they just didnít want to hurt my feelings! lol Take care, Dave Cook.
161 Sun January 11 2004 - 23:48:48 Fullname: Peter Scott Email: Comments: Hello Dave. I have just stumbled on you your web site while surfing the net. I found it all very interesting but especially the bit about your book as it is exactly the sort of story that I like to read. I have placed an order and will tell you what I think of it soon. Thanks, Peter
162 Sun January 11 2004 - 13:32:02 Fullname: Ron Fletcher Email: Comments: Tammy, I have 3 kids myself [well, with a little help from my wife but you know what I mean - lol] so I too know what you must be going through. Rest assured though Ďcause I have a feeling 2004 will be a good year for the really nice people of this world, and that means you and everybody else on this board. Have patience and it will all turn out ok in the end. Best wishes, Ron Fletcher.
163 Sat January 10 2004 - 23:11:46 Fullname: Tammy Wiley Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Dave, & Jamie
Thanks so much for your words of encouragement. It is very difficult to watch your children make mistakes in their lives, but what can you do but pray for them? & hope they learn their lessons. They say that when your children are little, they step on your toes. As they grow older, they step on your heart. That is so true for me these days. Thanks again. It's nice to know that I have such wonderful friends, even though we have never met in person. Have a great day.
164 Fri January 09 2004 - 20:11:30 Fullname: Jamie Scott Email:
email@example.com Comments: Yo Tammy, Im sure I speak for everyone on this message board when I say you have all our best wishes. Your son will even now be wondering at the daft thing he has done so try not to worry. It will come good in the end. We are thinking of you! Best wishes Jamie
165 Fri January 09 2004 - 15:07:39 Fullname: Dave Cook Email:
firstname.lastname@example.org Comments: Hi Tammy, Iím so sorry to hear about the problems with your son. You must be worried sick. Hopefully, heís realized his mistake by now, and is ready to hot tail it back to base to accept his punishment before things get worse. Also, hopefully, he will have realized just how all this craziness is affecting you and the rest of your family. Kids, eh? Who would have Ďem? The answer, of course, is all of us, because, no matter how much worry and trouble they bring, theyíre still worth it in the end. So, chin up, girl. Iím sure everything will work out okay soon. Until then, your son will indeed be in our thoughts and prayers. Best wishes, Dave. xxx