20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

Joe's first collection.

20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill

Postby Barry_Wood on Fri Sep 28, 2007 4:55 pm

20th Century Ghosts is an awesome read
And the tales are vivid in imagination indeed
So if you have some time to kill
Why not read this book by Joe Hill
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Postby Dana_Jean on Fri Sep 28, 2007 7:55 pm

Well done Barry.
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Postby Dana_Jean on Fri Oct 19, 2007 2:36 pm

I picked up my copy the other day and I must say, I really loved the design of it. The black cloth cover with the red endpapers--it appealed to my eye more so than the UK version.

Do authors have say in what the ultimate packaging of their product will be? Or, does the publisher decide all of that sans author input?
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Postby curtisk0422 on Tue Oct 30, 2007 12:11 pm

I have just started reading this book, I laughed at the part where the kid Alec is in the theater and he is bored with the movie, and he picks his nose, it just kinda made me laugh, where else besides Joe Hill would a story read like that. I havent finished it yet, but I can tell its going to be a good one. One of those books (like Heart shaped Box) you almost wish you hadnt read, just so you could read it again new! :D
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Postby aaron2010 on Fri Nov 09, 2007 8:58 pm

I just picked up my copy tonight, and loved the first story. I have some thoughts on it that I'll bring up in the spoiler thread. But, great story though.
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Postby Allen on Tue Nov 20, 2007 10:22 pm

I just got 20th century Ghosts from library. I have already read intro and first story. I found out about book in USA Today newspaper.
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Postby justme on Sat Nov 24, 2007 7:38 pm

No Wal-Mart within 100 miles of me carries it, and I haven't checked out any others, such as B&N so I'll probably have to order it online and wait impatiently to get it.
Though my soul may set in darkness, it will rise in perfect light;
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night. - From the Old Astronomer to his pupil - Sarah Williams
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Postby foxslady on Mon Nov 26, 2007 7:52 pm

I just finished reading 20th CG, now that was one scary read, the first story gave me nightmares (something I hadn't had since I was a little kid). I liked all the stories, although maybe the first was the best.

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Postby MadamMack on Wed Nov 28, 2007 4:48 am

I truly loved the collection of stories. Very well written.
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Postby Tay on Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:30 am

I received a signed copy of this book as a gift from a wonderful friend, and so far I'm very much impressed. I've read the first two stories so far, and have decided to savour the rest of the book, rather than inhale it all at once.
Beware the March of Ideas ~ Neil Gaiman

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Postby Dana_Jean on Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:42 am

When I first read this book, I also just read one story a day so I could really think about them.

And, for our discussions, I'm reading them the day I make my comments so the story will be fresh in my mind.
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Postby foxslady on Wed Nov 28, 2007 6:41 pm

Hey Tay :) I got a signed copy as agift from the same wonderful friend. She's the same one that sent me a signed copy of HSB, that got me thru a couple of Drs. appt. and a chemo. She's just the sweetest person and such a love in RL as well


(((Tay))))


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Postby sybil on Wed Nov 28, 2007 8:01 pm

she's a living doll!
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Postby Dana_Jean on Tue Jan 29, 2008 11:07 am

I am now the proud owner of 20thCGs on CD. I am so excited to listen to it--again. I own copies of the book and now this. I think I like this collection.
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Postby Betsy_Boo on Tue Jan 29, 2008 1:48 pm

So...who is going to start the next discussion? "Voluntary Committal" is my second favorite story in the whole book, but I think someone who hasn't started a discussion should have a go. Any takers?
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