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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian January 8, 2012 - 1:40am

Got it for Christmas. Got loads for Christmas. Nur nur. Got the new Dexter book for Christmas. He's turned into a passive little bitch. Got Slaughterhouse-5 for Christmas. Read the shit out of it. (So it goes.)

 Kiss me, Judas--after flicking through a few pages, I'm excited about it. One complaint and I haven't started: strange sized book. Will not be sitting on my shelf in the correct way, towering over my other paperbacks like an angry daddy.

I was reading a review of Dermaphoria and someone mentioned this so I went out of my way to get it because I'm a big fan of Derma. Any fans? What are the other two like? Should I read all three? Maybe I should see if i like this first, eh? I know. Got my morning giddy after a strong coffee. Sorry.

Thanks.

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jl85 from originally East Tennessee now Southern California is reading everything I can January 8, 2012 - 1:45am

I have it in ebook form. Can you post a picture of it next to "regular sized" books so I can see this monster you speak of?

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. January 8, 2012 - 1:47am

It's an opinion divider.

Lots of people love it, and herald it as the epitome of Neo-Noir. Others, (here's looking at you, Phil,) will tell you otherwise.

I enjoyed the series. If you get into it then the story will fly by and you'll be hunting down the sequels.

The UK paperback is an odd size though, I know what you are saying there. I have a signed US first edition though that was bought for me as a present last year. That rocks.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian January 8, 2012 - 1:49am

I can and I will. Give me a moment while I get my shit together. I've come in the office today while we have new phones installed.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian January 8, 2012 - 2:16am

What would we do without mobile phones? We'd have to find out what's for dinner when we get home.

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. January 8, 2012 - 9:18am

Kiss Me Judas is part of a series??? I'm half way through it, it's my first Baer book and I think it's great. Maybe I will try to write a review for it and try not to screw it up. So it goes. 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. January 8, 2012 - 9:29am

Yeah, there's Penny Dreadful next, which is a kind of side tangent story, then Hell's Half Acre, which picks up after the events of KMJ.

 

 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. January 8, 2012 - 9:37am

Also Baer has a novella, Sometimes Rachael, and a three part short story, Blood Porn, up here.

They're not Phineas stories, but still very much in the same style. If you like Baer you should check those out.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian January 8, 2012 - 9:40am

I can't put the fucker down.

Started it at lunch. It's just gone half five and I'm on chapter fourteen, almost halfway through. Love the style. There's quite a lot of filtering that I'm not a fan of, so I find myself rewriting the odd sentence as I go (usually just getting rid of said filtering, rewording to avoid it--can't help it and I'm not even trying), but otherwise I'm liking it a lot.

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Fylh from from from is reading is from is reading is reading is reading reading is reading January 8, 2012 - 10:02am

More corrupted hearts!

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jl85 from originally East Tennessee now Southern California is reading everything I can January 8, 2012 - 10:02am

No shit, that book looks really big next to the other one. Thanks Doc!

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 8, 2012 - 7:14pm

Oh whatever, Phil!  Baer rules. ;)

I have the book that's a collection of all three books in one.  He is a really interesting writer.  I just wish he would write more, dammit!

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labels from texas is reading sophie's world by jostein gaarder January 9, 2012 - 10:04pm

I have the three books in one as well.  It's one of the few times that immediately after finishing a book (well three books), I wanted to start all over right away.  I don't remember if I did.  Might have. 

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian January 10, 2012 - 12:33am

Penny Dreadful has been dispatched. Can only find the third book in hardback. I'll look for a couple more days for the paperback and then get it either way.

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. January 10, 2012 - 1:16am

@ Doc Gonzo - don't buy the HHA paperback man, for some reason they cut a chapter or two off the end (or so I have heard, have the hardback myself). Someone warned me before I ordered it.

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Dr. Gonzo from Manchester, UK is reading Blood Meridian January 10, 2012 - 1:21am

O, good call. I'll get the hardback. Thanks, bud.

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Jason C from Quad Cities, Iowa is reading Growing Up Dead In Texas by Stephen Graham Jones January 10, 2012 - 2:15am

Yeah, they still haven't fixed that paperback issue yet. Wish they still published the Poe omnibus.

 

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Kirk from Pingree Grove, IL is reading The Book Of The New Sun January 11, 2012 - 7:41pm

I remember the first time I read Kiss Me, Judas. Dennis had contacted me about helping to get a site together for this cool cat named Will Christopher Baer. I said "sure" because I liked making websites.

Then, Baer sent me a copy of it and Penny Dreadful.

I think I read those 2 books before making any additional progress on the website. Thankfully, I read both in just a few days so I didn't waste too much time. But I loved Baer's style and the books rocked. Exactly what I was looking for. So it turned out that I was not making a website for a guy who I really like, not just a random dude who needed some work done.

I wish he would get that new book out...

Around that time, I scored the Xbox Live name Phineas Poe, and still use it to this day.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 12, 2012 - 3:49am

I say we all go to Will Christopher Baer's house and hold a bookervention. 

"You need to write a new novel!  You are hurting your fans!"

"Please tell us you will accept our help today?"

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Pete from Detroit is reading Red Dragon January 12, 2012 - 5:23am

I'm not sure anybody even knows where he lives.  He kinda disappeared.  Clevenger hasn't even spoken to him I don't think.

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. January 12, 2012 - 8:09am

Sounds like his novels actually. I respect the man for that. Actually I think I heard this conversation before over at (The Velvet perhaps?) and he has a baby so he is probably busy with that. Or he could be writing another novel, who knows, it could just be taking a really, really, long time.

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aliensoul77 from a cold distant star is reading the writing on the wall. January 12, 2012 - 8:23am

He was working on a second trilogy but it never manifested. The book was supposed to be called Godspeed and had an almost release date 3 times. Yes, I am his stalker.

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Renfield from Hell is reading 20th Century Ghosts January 12, 2012 - 2:31pm

I have not yet read Will Christopher Baer. I've read the first few pages of Kiss Me, Judas and couldn't get into his fragmented imagery and use of similes in some sort of esoteric parody. I think I could like him, and I respect the people that laud his work. I would have to get used to his style though to read his stories, and getting used to writing isn't a high priority for me. The premises of  his books are all interesting.