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301 Sun November 09 2014 - 10:07:15
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: Just a reminder that YOU can have your name in print in a very fine edition of my new creepy 18th century crime novel SCARLET WIDOW if you pledge an investment in it.

http://unbound.co.uk/books/scarlet-widow



302 Sun November 09 2014 - 10:00:40
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: Thanks, Paul! Glad you're enjoying the Golden Oldies! As far as I know several more of my books will be recorded on audio and will be available soon.

It might seem strange, but I have never listened to one of them myself...I am always too busy writing the next one to reminisce about past adventures!



303 Fri November 07 2014 - 19:11:13
Fullname: Paul Schofield
Email: scramblybush@hotmail.co.uk
Comments: Graham, now that the nights are getting darker and creepier, I will be turning down the lights and doing what I have done the last 2 winters.....sit back with a large glass of wine and listen to the audiobook readings of 'Family Portrait' and 'Pariah', my 2 personal favourites, as I have posted before. No matter how many times I have read these 2 classics, I am just as absorbed the next time I read and / or listen. Actually, Graham, have you ever revisited any of your works through the medium of audiobooks ? Hope there are more of your 1980's classics to become available through Audible in the near future.


304 Fri November 07 2014 - 11:28:02
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: Now that the nights are growing darker and creepier, don't forget my new short story collection FIGURES OF FEAR!!!


305 Mon November 03 2014 - 19:02:08
Fullname: Matt Williams
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Comments: GM novel covers and ebook link posted to the news page.


306 Sun November 02 2014 - 09:21:46
Fullname: ROUSSELLIER
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Comments: Dear Graham,

Your answer is unexpected but very interesting...
I think you mean there was a celtic tradition of female's power in Great Britain that have been interrupted by the roman conquest, and that if Boudicca had won, this tradition could have perdured.
There is another interpretation, more vicious: what we call "real world", or "real London", is in fact a creation of Boudicca, according to the presence of dominant females in recent History of Great Britain: Elisabeth I and II, queen Victoria, Margaret Thatcher !

Christophe


307 Sat November 01 2014 - 17:05:06
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: I chose Boudicca simply because she was a dominant female character in British history...and THE DOORKEEPERS, after all, was a variation on aspects of British history...what really happened and what might have happened.


308 Sat November 01 2014 - 09:48:42
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: Thanks, Das. I really enjoy writing about Katie Maguire so I am hoping the series will go on and on...and , yes, a TV series would be good, although if it was done in proper Cork accents nobody would be able to understand a word of it, dyaknowhwhorrimeanlike.


309 Sat November 01 2014 - 07:48:00
Fullname: Des
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Comments: Hi Graham.

I've just finished reading Red Light. As always, another great offering from that brilliant mind of yours. When I read White Bones a few years ago (called A Terrible Beauty at the time)I predicted that Katie Maguire could do for you what Dr Kay Scarpetta did for Patricia D.Cornwell, and what Alex Cross did for James Patterson. Katie is a great and welcome addition to the crime genre, where she could go on for years. A TV series could work, if done properly.


310 Fri October 31 2014 - 09:50:04
Fullname: ROUSSELLIER
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Comments: Dear Graham,

I have done some researches about Boudicca, both a historical and a legendary character who appears in novels, films, videogames... s
She is doing a spectacular come back in THE DOORKEEPERS, and I would be interested to know the reasons of this choice (her double statute of queen and priestess? The different versions of her death? Her legendary grave under King's Cross... ???).
But maybe I am to curious...

Thanks,

Christophe


311 Fri October 31 2014 - 09:35:58
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: Wendy, you're absolutely right about those oversights. I have always known that the US spelling is "curb" and that "parking lot" or "parking structure" is more correct in US usage. I have looked back over the UK and US editions of the book even though it was published quite a long time ago and I can see what happened. It was published first in the UK and the British editor changed the original text to suit a UK audience, and then my US publisher simply used the UK typesetting (probably for reasons of cost). I think you will find that in most of my novels set in the US, US spellings and usages are used. Thanks for pointing it out, anyway. You are the first person in 23 years to have noticed it! I hope it didn't spoil your enjoyment of the book too much.


312 Fri October 31 2014 - 06:40:50
Fullname: Wendy Wilson
Email: Gwilson1173@gmail.com
Comments: Mr. Masterton,

The most glaring example of British English in Hymn is the continual use of the word kerb instead of curb. And in the first chapters you use the word car-park instead of parking lot. I have lived in the West, the deep South, the Midwest, and New England and no one ever said "carpark." There are other, less glaring, examples: calling gasoline "petrol", spelling checkered "chequered". There were also some nonstandard sentence structures. I find it interesting that your editor wouldn't have commented on it.


313 Thu October 30 2014 - 22:49:19
Fullname: Campbell Milton
Email: boucaria@inbox.com
Comments: Thanks Graham.
You articulated how I feel perfectly. I was crushed when I lost my Nan in 1994, but losing Karen Sue has been mind numbing. I think few people understood me the way she did.
Best regards
Campbell.



314 Thu October 30 2014 - 13:00:09
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: I am interested that you thought HYMN was not written in American English, Wendy. Is there any particular example which struck you? I have set the majority of my novels in the United States and have always been careful to use US colloquial expressions, although it is very interesting how muich they vary from state to state or even from city to city. In parts of the South, for example, many words are used which still sound English rather than American, and of course French, too.


315 Thu October 30 2014 - 12:55:25
Fullname: Graham Masterton
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Comments: You have my sympathy, Campbell. I lost my own wife three years ago and I completely understand how painful and how bewildering it is. I think about her every minute of every waking hour and still light a candle for her every day. Whatever people say about time being a great healer, that isn't true. You just have to learn to live with your loss.


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