626 Tue April 05 2011 - 15:29:41
Comments: Crossroads have now published SLEEP DISORDER, the book of stories I did with Edward Lee, as an e-book. Here's the link -- http://tinyurl.com/4yvkxzo Enjoy! - D
627 Sun April 03 2011 - 14:54:20
Comments: I could but it would have been sort of maybe considered spammy. I wanted to send you some issues of SHOCK TOTEM...as I wanted to try set up an interview with you in the future but wanted you to see what you'd be getting into, and make sure you'd be into it. I also wanted youto know I'm stoked to probably meet you at NECON this summer, it'll be my first convetion and I think with you and Skipp in attendance, the coolest thing I've ever been to. :)
628 Sun April 03 2011 - 14:47:07
Comments: Recommendation -- T.C.Boyle's THE WOMEN, a novel about Frank Lloyd Wright and...his women. Powerful, funny stuff in electric prose...REDMAN -- can't say for sure about Rock 'n Shock, it's too early, but they treat me well there so the chances are that yes, I'll be going. TIM -- JOHN's right. Keep walking. An actor friend of mine once told me, if you're any good and you hang in there, sooner or later you're going to get noticed. JOHN -- not a question you can ask me here? Be well, everybody. -- D
629 Sat April 02 2011 - 00:40:54
Comments: Hello everyone...I hope this finds all well and swell. Tim, as a fellow writer and an editor (of sorts), rejection makes the heart grow fonder and the writing stronger! I write for myself, for every piece I concoct that may have some slight chance at selling, I bet I have a dozen that have a snowflakes chance in hell, but I love 'em all. Keep writing...we entertain the world. And Mr. Ketchum, if you're so inclined could you drop me an email sometime. I'm not going to stalk you, I assure you, I just have a question to ask. Have a great weekend all!! Be safe and happy!
630 Fri April 01 2011 - 02:22:01
Fullname: Tim J. Finn
I finally made it to your website and found all sorts of things (I guess as a writer I really shouldn't say things...that's what my high school English teacher told), including a link to market listings that look promising. Hopefully, by this year's Rock and Shock (yes I'm that Tim the struggling writer) I will have some positive news on my submissions. Since rejections are a step in a writer's development, I'm walking a hundred miles this year.
631 Tue March 29 2011 - 22:21:15
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: Thank you Jack for the insight to the book masks. I am going to see if I can find out anything else as it's origin was from sleep disorders - ouch was not what I wanted to hear . Any thing by yourself Im sure it good,so I will not be disappointed - thank you as always for your time
632 Tue March 29 2011 - 14:15:39
Comments: Any plans this year to attend Rock & Shock or Anthology Con? http://anthocon.com/
633 Tue March 29 2011 - 09:54:28
Fullname: paul-werner heinrichs
Comments: hallo,-deine romane sind einfach ...klasse...liebe grüsse aus germany..paul
634 Mon March 28 2011 - 21:11:14
Comments: ...in just a few years. Reads like a no-way-I-can-put-this-down novel. Pounce! -- Best, D.
635 Mon March 28 2011 - 21:09:30
Comments: JIMBO -- many thanks...good to know that one got under your skin. GAIL -- ouch! I hope you didn't pay TOO much for it. It's a single, though longish, story by me and Lee, which was collected in SLEEP DISORDER. Want to bring a book to your attention -- Adam Hochschild's KING LEOPOLD'S GHOST. It's a nonfiction account of the first great human rights movement in history, against Leopold of Belgium's colony in Africa during the late 1800"s, which slashed the area's population by ten million souls...(more)
636 Sun March 27 2011 - 21:02:20
Fullname: Gail Gowland
Comments: Hi everyone - I just bought " MASKS " by ketchum and ed lee, there was no discription of what the book contains and I bought it on a whim as to the authors - does anyone know what this book is about ? is it just short stories ? thanks for the help
637 Sun March 27 2011 - 02:48:08
Fullname: Marc P
Comments: sorry about email, i wrote it wrong, please use this one, thanks!
638 Tue March 22 2011 - 01:08:45
Comments: Wow fuck me Jack Only Child was a hell of a read. I read that bad boy so fast I was surprised the pages didn't catch fire. Stephen King was right on the mark when he called Only Child a devastating novel. In Arthur Danse you created one of the most despotic pieces of human shit in all of literature. You wrote the characters so brilliantly that they felt real. I cared about Lydia and Robert and was hoping that Arthur got the just treatment he deserved. The ending left me shaken to my core. It has been a while since I have read a novel that had such a powerful hold on me and it was a welcoming surprise to be caught up in a novel like I was with your work of dark genius . All I can do is congratulate you for such a fine novel.
All the best, peace.
639 Mon March 21 2011 - 14:50:00
Comments: Jhumpa Lahiri's THE NAMESAKE invites you to sip, not gulp, at a world most of us will never know. Its power is quiet, its characters as vivid and complex as any I've come across in a long time. Do yourself a favor and find this one...D
640 Mon March 21 2011 - 00:54:18
Fullname: Jassen Bailey
Comments: Jack, I guess I was typing much too fast. I noticed that the "n" was missing in "and" on the email address I had left for you. I do not have your email. I would love to here back from you regarding the donation though. Hope you are well.
641 Sun March 20 2011 - 10:37:04
Fullname: John .T
Comments: Certainly enjoying the portrayal and plight of the human spirit.Have to agree with M.Brown about ultimate good of most people.And of course there are those with unconscionable conduct.
642 Sat March 19 2011 - 23:41:39
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: I have an extra copy of the signed/limited SHE WAKES by CD if anyone is interested. These are going for over $100 on ebay, and I will part for $50. Any takers? Bob
643 Sat March 19 2011 - 18:57:45
Comments: JASSEN -- tried e-mailing you but my message came back undeliverable. You have my e-mail though, I think. Try me. - D
644 Sat March 19 2011 - 18:49:34
Comments: It's Spring, Japan's been hit bad, and Gaddafi's still crazy...M BROWN -- hope you enjoy OFF SEASON. Thanks for your comment on expression and interpretation -- it's what we do daily and think nothing of it for the most part. Until we're MISinterpreted...ANGELA -- glad THE LOST got you reading again. We can't afford to lose readers. JASSEN -- sorry to hear about your mom. I'll e-mail you. STEVE Y -- "comfort" is indeed the key...I've been working mostly on books and screenplays lately, very few stories. Have you read CLOSING TIME AND OTHER STORIES? If not that should hold you for a while. BOB -- so, who slammed MEGAN'S LAW in is autobio? Just curious. I can take a hit now and then. DIRK -- congrats on the graduation! Cudos to you! SUE -- thanks, and yes, I plan to continue writing. I hope you and your loved ones are okay over there. The Japanese people have been very good to me over the years and I've been listening to the news with great concern. I think we all have. Wishing all of you, but you in particular, all the best. -- D
645 Thu March 17 2011 - 09:20:47
Comments: Nice to meet you. I am Japanese.
All books on you translated were read.
Please write a lot in the future.
646 Wed March 16 2011 - 03:07:32
Comments: Hi D, I wasn't sure if you recommended or not, but I just finished 'The Running of the Beasts', a good read with a cool ending.
On a personal note I am officially graduated now from Oregon State University! I can now spend my time reading whatever I want!
Any plans to head west this year? Interested in taking a tour of a wind farm, it would only cost ya a few books, cocktails and cigars on me.
647 Tue March 15 2011 - 20:46:37
Fullname: Bob Hinton
Comments: Interesting thread. There is an author with an autobiography out that discusses Megan's Law, and this author pretty much disses the ending. I wonder if Dallas knows about this. Anyway, I loved the story. It made me think. Sometimes a surprise ending is good for the story; and sometimes it isn't. I think it worked. Bob
648 Tue March 15 2011 - 14:05:36
Fullname: M Brown
Comments: Interesting that you brought up the two different interpretations of an ending...This is something that fascinates me:
expression --- interpretation
Whether it's art, music, literature, or converstaion, clothing, anything we humans do to express ourselves is an open invitation for interpretation; which could have nothing to do with the intitial expression.
Anyone think about weird things like that? Or, what's your take on it?
649 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.
650 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
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