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Old 04-14-2009, 09:03 PM
 
Location: Coffee Bean
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So... my husband has been an F. Paul Wilson fan for quite some time - pretty much read everything that guy has ever put pen to paper, and he's been bugging the you-know-what out of me to start reading them.

I finally picked up The Keep - and that is a pretty freakin' awesome book!! I'm not done with it yet, but I really like it. Pacing is great, characters are well developed without going into sub-character bios ad nauseum and the denoument is fabulous (OK - am I a total book nerd or WHAT???).

I just want to hear from all the other F. Paul Wilson fans.

I'm a pretty big snob about writing and tend to pick apart even the most seasoned writer (cough *Peter Straub* cough) , but I really have NO complaints with Mr. Wilson's writing or story-telling.

Thoughts from my fellow book nerds??
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Old 04-15-2009, 09:49 PM
 
Location: Wrangell, AK
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Check out his Repairman Jack series too. A Lotta fun as well as really good reads! All the points of his really excellent writing and character development and you just can't help liking Jack.





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Old 04-16-2009, 07:29 PM
 
Location: Maine
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The Keep was good. Midnight Mass was good.

The Tomb is AWESOME. I really enjoyed most of the Repairman Jack books, but the last few haven't quite grabbed me as much.
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Old 04-16-2009, 08:16 PM
 
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My husband says that there are things that occur in the RJ series that tie back to The Keep.

True story??

Thanks!
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Old 04-17-2009, 07:13 PM
 
Location: Maine
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My husband says that there are things that occur in the RJ series that tie back to The Keep.

True story??
Yes, very much so.

The tie-in doesn't become apparent until a few books into the series. The later books... it's all about the tie-in.

In fact, in the recent editions of the Jack books, there is a timeline in the back showing how The Keep, Nightworld, etc. all fit into the Jack books.
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