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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:05 PM   [ Ignore ]
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London Wild

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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:08 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 1 ]
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I’m about half of the way through, and I’m enjoying it. It’s wonderfully personable.
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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 2 ]
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I’m looking forward to reading it. smile

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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:15 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 3 ]
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Madmouse - 22 April 2008 10:15 PM

I’m looking forward to reading it. smile

Me, too!  I’ll be adding it to my Wishlist, so I may not be getting it right away.  But whenever I do I’ll report my findings here. smile

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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:22 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 4 ]
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I believe I’m meant to lend Mouse my copy when I next see her.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:24 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 5 ]
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Boo - 22 April 2008 10:22 PM

I believe I’m meant to lend Mouse my copy when I next see her.

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Posted: 22 April 2008 06:32 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 6 ]
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Barnes And Noble

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Smerk the cutest dragon
Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In Western Australi

Little Accipiter loved that girl enough
He told her jokes and crazy facts
And other forum stuff

Smerk the cutest dragon:
Traveled cross the sea,
To hunt her prey in foriegn lands,
And snuggle with Acci!

Smerk the cutest dragon
Is getting married now they say
Though little Accipiter
Has yet to name the day.

http://www.veshearman.com/

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Posted: 24 April 2008 01:59 AM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 7 ]
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A book review!  Wheeeeee!

Ahem.  So, I just finished reading London Wild, by Mr. V.E. Shearman.  My overall rating of it?  It’s a good book!

Granted, any persnickety punctilious punctuation-parsers out there (not that we have any such people on this Forum) who read this might suffer the occasional minor aneurysm, as the edition of the book I read could do with a bit more editing.  There is the occasional roaming apostrophe, interesting homophone usage, or even place where a sentence suddenly.  Ends and then picks up after a full stop.  A couple of times I was jarred out of the story and into confusion by such things happening.

But that’s just grammar.  That’s not the story itself.  If you can look beyond that, then you’re in for some fun.  The storyline is fairly complex, consisting of numerous sub-plots that sort of weave back and forth and sometimes overlap.  In spite of this complexity, though, Shearman manages to make each character into an actual character, rather than leaving them as being simply names in a book.  He manages to give them personalities of their own.  The overall storyline itself is also quite well thought-out and intriguing.  You may hit the occasional rough paragraph, but overall the author does an excellent job of moving the story along and keeping things interesting and plausible.

All in all, it’s a book well worth reading.  And I’m now waiting for the sequel to come out!

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Posted: 24 April 2008 12:07 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 8 ]
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Yup.  What he said!

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Posted: 24 April 2008 12:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 9 ]
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Is this your book?

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Posted: 24 April 2008 02:14 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 10 ]
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Erhm yep smile


Now I just need to convince Acci to post his review on Amazon wink

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Lived by the sea
And frolicked in the autumn mist
In Western Australi

Little Accipiter loved that girl enough
He told her jokes and crazy facts
And other forum stuff

Smerk the cutest dragon:
Traveled cross the sea,
To hunt her prey in foriegn lands,
And snuggle with Acci!

Smerk the cutest dragon
Is getting married now they say
Though little Accipiter
Has yet to name the day.

http://www.veshearman.com/

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Posted: 24 April 2008 02:18 PM   [ Ignore ]   [ # 11 ]
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My library doesn’t have it, I ain’t much on buying books, too poor.  My wife could is though, it is amazing the things that she can afford that I can’t.

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