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Old 02-19-2010, 05:30 PM   #1
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Robert McCammon

Swan Song comes highly recommended in the PA genre. I've looked into several of his other works and find them equally interesting. Anyone else check him out?


"Speaks the Nightbird" and "Gone South" are the other ones that I am interested in.
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Old 02-19-2010, 06:37 PM   #2
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I read "Swan Song" years ago, and it still sticks with me.....must have been a good 'un!
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Old 02-19-2010, 07:10 PM   #3
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I have quite a few of his books. Swan Song was great. I wish he wrote more. His latest two were page turners.
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Old 02-19-2010, 08:04 PM   #4
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I'm a big fan. My favorite is "Boy's Life"; I highly recommend it. I don't think it's available as an ebook, though.
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Old 02-20-2010, 06:46 PM   #5
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Currently reading Swan Song right now and loooooove his writing style. Never read his work before. Boy, what a dummy. Will definitely check out more. Assuming I ever finish this behemoth.
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Old 02-21-2010, 02:07 AM   #6
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Boy's Life was the first of his books that I read, and I consider it one of my all-time favorites. I've reread it at least half a dozen times.
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Old 02-21-2010, 01:06 PM   #7
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i've ready many of his books. All of them are quite good. They Thirst still sticks with me after many years. Stinger is another good one.

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Old 02-21-2010, 08:02 PM   #8
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Swan Song is my favorite McCammon book. I've read most of them. I also like Boy's Life, They Thirst, Blue World and Gone South. I have always liked his style.
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:59 AM   #9
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I've read most of his books and thoroughly enjoyed almost all of them.

McCammon suffer(ed/s) from depression and stopped writing for about a decade.

His two recent and huge novels could not find a publisher years ago, which was unfortunate.

I'm hoping that he will know how much his writing is appreciated by his fans.


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My personal favorites, in no particular order: Boy's Life, Mine, Mystery Walk and Usher's Passing. Bottom line, if you read one, you'll have to read them all. Enjoy!
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My personal favorites, in no particular order: Boy's Life, Mine, Mystery Walk and Usher's Passing. Bottom line, if you read one, you'll have to read them all. Enjoy!
"Boy's Life" is reminiscent of the best of Ray Bradbury's writing, in that it captures the essential innocence of childhood and the mysteries surrounding various rites of passage.

It's an award-winning novel and beautifully written and felt.

"Usher's Passing" is 'Poe-esque.'

McCammon is an incredible writer, temporarily derailed by a big publishing conglomerate and corporate insensitivity.


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Old 02-23-2010, 08:22 PM   #12
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Wow. Lots of good responses. This one seems to be a winner compared to some of my other ideas lately. My brain appreciated this thread very much. My wallet did not

Just about every mentioned title is listed at B/N for sale in digital..but the covers are pretty and would look good on my shelf too.

Decisions, decisions.

Blah. Stupid B&N store. $12.96 for Swan Song there. $7.59 on Sony. . . But I want the pretty cover. But...at $7.59.

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Old 03-02-2010, 12:26 AM   #13
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well, you can't go wrong either way! Boy's Life is awesome.

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Old 03-03-2010, 10:20 AM   #14
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Have read Swan Song & The Wolf's Hour. Loved them both. Keep meaning to read more of his books.
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Usher's Passing was the first of his I read, and that is still a favorite as well..but my absolute top choice by McCammon is : Boy's Life
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