501 Tue March 15 2011 - 04:53:53
Fullname: Steve Y
Comments: Dallas, a few years ago I came on and asked if I had gotten the ending of "Megan's Law" right, as it implied something very dark, and you said yes that I had read it correctly. Now a friend of mine is reading the KINGDOM collection and told me he read this same story. I brought up the ending, as in, "wow, what a shocker, huh"?, etc. And he took the ending at face value, and did not interpret it as anything dark. I suppose the ending can be taken ambiguously, though that does not seem the intent, since the context of the narrator's words rationalizes that he is doing nothing wrong. The critical reading of the verb "comfort" is the key. I suppose it is up to the reader to make their own interpretation even if my friend is "wrong" on this one. Anyway, any thoughts on this? Also, when might a new collection be in the works? Later.
502 Mon March 14 2011 - 23:00:44
Fullname: Jassen Bailey
Comments: Jack, I just wanted to pop by and see if you'd be interested in donating anything for a giveway I am having. My mother is battling stage IV lung cancer and my company - The Bag And The Crow has produced a tee i honor of my mother and any one else that has had to battle this horrible disease. 100% profit will be going to lung cancer research. Annoucement should be coming shortly but I want to give people some incentive to order one of these. Please contact me at email@example.com. Thanks, Jassen
503 Mon March 14 2011 - 22:49:00
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: Peaceable Kingdom is in my top 5 collections of all time. Glad to see it has another format!
504 Mon March 14 2011 - 22:42:10
Comments: Jack, thank you so much. I work in a book store and was losing my enthusiasm for reading. I just finished The Lost. I loved it. I am so excited to read more.
505 Mon March 14 2011 - 20:44:34
Comments: I've only just been made aware that PEACEABLE KINGDOM is available in e-book format from Dorchester, for those of you who like the short stuff...
506 Mon March 14 2011 - 17:32:49
Fullname: M Brown
Comments: I just ordered the Unexpurgated edition of Off Season. I'm really looking forward to reading it!
D...You are most welcome, and thanks for your response, very cool of you.
507 Sun March 13 2011 - 16:34:53
Comments: Hi guys...I forgot to spring ahead, so I'm hour's sleep-deprived. The cats were happy though. They got fed an hour early...GAIL -- happy to say that HIDE AND SEEK's been optioned, as has THE PASSENGER (optioned by Lucky.) WINTER CHILD's a longish short story which appears in the Leisure edition of OFF SEASON, continuing the story of those pesky cannibals. CHRISTOPHER -- glad you liked THE WOMAN. Bet you like the movie too! M BROWN -- glad you found me, and thank you. ALYSON -- THE WOMAN, LADIES' NIGHT and BOOK OF SOULS -- quite a diverse group! There will definitely be more to come of the harder-to-find titles. I'll keep you guys posted...best, D.
508 Fri March 11 2011 - 18:12:55
Comments: We got a Kindle for Christmas so I christened it with THE WOMAN, LADIES' NIGHT, and BOOK OF SOULS. I loved THE WOMAN -- it's like a violent fable, a cautionary examination of the nuclear family as well as the eternal struggle between men and women. LADIES' NIGHT and BOOK OF SOULS let me experience some of your lesser known work. I'm slowly making my way through your entire repertoire. To that end, I hope you'll be releasing more of the hard-to-find titles in e-book format.
509 Fri March 11 2011 - 02:29:05
Fullname: M Brown
Comments: I have only begun to read your stories; I now have a new vein to plunge into, thankfully you've written so many!
I have read many of the same authors listed as your influences, and was not surprised, as the literacy of your writng shines with skill and dedication.
You have a great insight into the human experience of survival, mentally and physically, at great odds; of the resilence, and ulitmate good of most people. < I cannot say all, because as we know there are number who are not>.
Also, the cats...the often silent, always generous, vigilant, keepers of our peace.
Thank you for your time, and thank you for the stories, I have enjoyed the begining of this journey, and look forward to it's continuation.
510 Fri March 11 2011 - 01:21:06
Fullname: Christopher DeRoche
Comments: Dude, Just finished The Woman. I am amazed. The story is so colorful. I can't wait to see the movie. Accolades to you and lucky on this project!! Damn man, what a rush reading that. Thank you.
511 Wed March 09 2011 - 00:45:53
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: Hi Jack,I have been looking at some of your info, I have seen a interview with a guy named "jm" at vince and eddies on west 68th st - have no idea when it was- so there is alot more coming from the great one in regards to movies, I would like to see right to life hide and seek , joyride - I AM REALLY INTRESTED IN '" the passager " do tell us more about that !also I have never heard of " winter child " something about offspring? anyway fill us in jack, thanks - found out what the " cow " was too!
512 Tue March 08 2011 - 20:22:04
Comments: Christopher -- yes. HOPEFULLY May...Leisure are not yet squared away...
513 Tue March 08 2011 - 20:20:30
Comments: The East Coast Premiere of THE WOMAN will be going down at the Boston Underground Film Festival: Friday March 25th, 9:30PM at the Kendall Square Cinema. Tickets aren't on sale yet, but this is where you will be able to get them people: https://tickets.landmarktheatres.com/Ticketing.aspx?TheatreID=231&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1
514 Tue March 08 2011 - 14:45:49
Comments: Hi, will COW also be in the Leisure paperback edition which will be released in May? Thanks.
515 Sun March 06 2011 - 17:57:41
Comments: Marc -- tried to e-mail you the message came back undeliverable at that address. ???? - D
516 Sun March 06 2011 - 17:49:56
Comments: P.S.: Thanks, Lee!
517 Sun March 06 2011 - 17:48:52
Comments: Halfway through Edward Lee's PAGES TORN FROM A TRAVEL JOURNAL. Rednecks with enormous dicks, a kinky carnival, a sweet blonde with no teeth and hands for feet, and...H.P. Lovecraft. Only Lee can pull this stuff off! JOHN -- SPIT's worth seeing again. Holds up very well. Glad you liked it too, GAIL. ELI -- you're right, RED was a case of Lucky vs. the money guys. Guess who pretty much always wins? Leisure are remaindering all their mass-market titles, which is why you found my stuff at the bin at Wal-Mart. Everybody's got a Wal-Mart, right? So all of you out there, pounce! Cheap horror! MARC, MEAGHAN. I'll e-mail you... Best to all, D.
518 Sat March 05 2011 - 14:52:54
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: I just saw spit on your grave and I LOVED IT !
519 Thu March 03 2011 - 18:25:54
Fullname: Meaghan Truckey
Comments: Dear Dallas,
We Have corresponded before, and as you know your my all time favorite author, aside from Nikos Kazantzakis. Any way I am a senior at Curtis High School in University Place WA. One of our Graduation requirments is to interveiw a professional in the career field we are interested in. As you may not remember I wish to be a novelist like yourself and I would GREATLY appericate the oppertunity to interveiw you either by phone or email. If you would be willing (which would be amazingly awesome!!!) Please send me a reply by email.
Thank you SO much for taking the time to consider this.
520 Thu March 03 2011 - 17:20:53
Fullname: Lee Nolan
Comments: Hey, Jack.
Please donít ever deprive the world of your unique talent. You truly are one of the greats!
Kind regards, everyone.
521 Thu March 03 2011 - 16:35:58
Fullname: Marc Podell
Loved sitting at Agean and listening/talking to you and the crew that was always there, our own "Cheers" if you will. Got a new UWS watering hole? Love to stop by, sit in, have a drink and listen. Ever know where Matt the bartender ended up? Haven't heard from him in years.
522 Thu March 03 2011 - 15:35:07
Fullname: eli wells
Comments: P.S. How the hell Did I totally score some of your books in a bargain bin at Wal-Mart? That just made my day!
523 Thu March 03 2011 - 15:26:39
Fullname: Eli Wells
Comments: After reading Red I truly apprieciate the subtle Horror of the whole thing. I then watched the movie which was awesome as well,Brian cox was Pitch perfect. I couldn't help but wonder what happened with Lucky Mckee that resulted in his early departure? He is a capable and great director, MAY was creepy. You are collaborating with him again so it wasn't a issue with you. I can only assume that it was some sort of conflict with the producers. What the hell happened? I am truly excited for THE WOMAN and eagerly anticipating it's release. I expect that it will be fantastic because as always you knock 'em dead!
524 Tue March 01 2011 - 13:08:09
Comments: I first saw the original "I Spit..." about 25 years ago. And it stunned me...gave me that disturbing "unclean" feeling that I have dubbed "That GUMMO feeling". I could not shake it for weeks. I loved it. AND to this dy I can vividly recall the entire film, in my mid, and have never watched more than the initial time...so I think THAT is a testament, in and of itself...as to how powerful a film it is.
525 Tue March 01 2011 - 07:10:49
Comments: Sorry JIMBO, but I can't answer either of these questions. I won't pick my favorite child and there are too many wonderful books which have influenced and charmed me along the way to pick even a dozen. Keep reading! Read 'em all! Best, D
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