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  • Freeper Novel

    03/14/2014 9:09:31 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 14 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 3/14/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Desperate to keep his job at defense contractor Prospero Industries, Havelock must locate their mysterious top salesman, Nick Necropolis, and report the status of a planned $30 million cash deal. But Nick is dead. Now, to keep his job Havelock must hide the corpse and complete the deal. But Nick’s body keeps getting moved to where it will be found…then, Havelock is threatened. The Israelis will kill him if the deal goes through and the Syrians will kill him if it doesn’t. As if matters couldn’t be worse…Havelock discovers what it is he’s selling. Humor. Action/adventure.
  • Introducing the Freeper Novel Ping List.

    03/09/2014 2:59:24 PM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 28 replies
    Self | 3/9/2014 | Bern Pearson
    Freepers wanting to use this list to announce their latest book or a book giveaway, etc. Freepmail me. You got on this list by being intemperate enough to let me know you downloaded one of my novels. If you want off, mail me. If you want on, likewise. BTW, I’m new at this so your suggestions (other than the one about what I should do with my head) are appreciated.
  • The Smile Ambassadors

    02/28/2014 9:53:35 AM PST · by abigkahuna · 7 replies
    Vanity ^ | 2014-02-28 | abigkahuna
    This is a shameless vanity. As this is the last day of February, I would like to offer my freshly published ebook for free to my fellow members of the forum. Please go to:https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/413324 and use this download code to receive the book for FREE!: ZV87U The code is good until March 27. The story, while suitable for all humans, was written for children between the ages of 8-14. It is not political, or agenda driven story. Unless, one considers wholesomeness an agenda. All that is asked is that if you download the book and read it and like the...
  • Freeper novel free today on Amazon.com

    01/10/2014 10:51:34 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 58 replies
    Self ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson
    My novel “The Minor God,” by Bern Pearson, is free today on Amazon.com. It is fantasy, but its basis is conservative. So many writers use some liberal progressive meme like anthropomorphic global warming or a future without money as everybody works for enlightenment or self-actualization. (I found it hard to watch the later Star Trek episodes and movies for that reason.) This is about a young man who discovers that everything he ever believed is false. Suddenly, there's a price on his head and he has nowhere to go and no one to turn to. To make matters worse, he's...
  • Freeper Novel Free Today Only

    01/10/2014 2:50:17 AM PST · by Gen.Blather · 33 replies
    Self Published ^ | 1/10/2014 | Bern Pearson
    http://amzn.to/1cJnTSB Freeper Novel Free on amazon.com today. True it’s fantasy rather than politics, but so frequently fantasy writers turn off conservatives by exposing as true liberal lies. You’ll find “The Minor God” is gritty, realistic for its world and sets a conservative tone. Please send the link to somebody you know who will enjoy a humor action-filled romp through an alternative world. (The god Bob is modeled after Jesus.)
  • AZ School District Pulls Sexually Explicit Book Recommended by Common Core Standards

    09/12/2013 4:33:23 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Big Government ^ | 9/12/2013
    An Arizona school district has pulled from its reading list a sexually explicit novel that is recommended as an "exemplar text" in the Common Core Standards. Parents and community members at Buena High School in Sierra Vista, Arizona expressed concern about the novel Dreaming in Cuban by Cristina Garcia.According to the Sierra Vista Herald, school district curriculum director Terri Romo informed the school board Tuesday that she contacted the Arizona Department of Education to find out how the book came to be placed on the list of Common Core recommendations. Romo said she was told the "exemplar texts" are intended...
  • Free novel from a Freeper

    07/11/2013 2:56:06 AM PDT · by Gen.Blather · 26 replies
    Amazon.com ^ | 7/11/2013 | Bern Pearson
    Hello Freepers. I’ve put a novel on Amazon.com and, if I’ve done it properly this time, it’s free through Saturday. It is fantasy and humor. I’d be grateful if you’d write something kind in the comments area. http://amzn.to/12doAeu (You can Google an app for your PC if you don’t have a Kindle or eBook, or, unlike my other novels, this one is short enough to print.) Your help is greatly appreciated. Kind regards, Bern
  • Saudi Arabia says five dead from new SARS-like virus

    05/02/2013 8:56:45 PM PDT · by null and void · 10 replies
    AL ARABIYA ^ | Thursday, 2 May 2013
    The new virus is not the same as SARS, but similar to it and also to other coronaviruses found in bats. (Reuters) Saudi Arabia said five more people have died of a deadly new virus from the same family as SARS, and two other people were in intensive care. The seven cases were discovered in al-Ahsa governorate in the Eastern Province, the Saudi news agency SPA quoted the Saudi Health Ministry as saying in a statement late on Wednesday.

A Saudi man died in March from the virus.

The novel coronavirus (NCoV) is from the same family of viruses as those...
  • Review - Hunter by Robert Bidinotto

    03/07/2012 3:31:53 PM PST · by WilliamEaton · 8 replies
    Today | William Eaton
    Hunter, the debut novel from investigative journalist and Big Government contributor Robert Bidinotto, is the latest indie/self-published book to enjoy widespread, commercial success. It’s been a best seller on Amazon for a while now and received great reviews from readers. I picked up a copy at the recommendation of a friend. Hunter did not disappointed. In the interest of full disclosure, I’ma sucker for revenge stories, ranging from The Count of Monte Cristo to Payback to Taken to High Plains Drifter. Revenge themes make great thrillers and Hunter is no exception. Without giving away too much, Hunter involves an unknown...
  • High Tech Car Door

    12/27/2011 4:45:36 PM PST · by Mechanicos · 20 replies
    www.flixxy.com ^ | unknown | www.flixxy.com
    Driving a car with disappearing doors will definitely grab everyone's attention. http://www.flixxy.com/high-tech-car-door.htm
  • 'Please Look After Mom': A Guilt Trip To The Big City(racist feminist?)

    04/14/2011 8:22:53 PM PDT · by TigerLikesRooster · 8 replies
    NPR ^ | 4/5/11
    'Please Look After Mom': A Guilt Trip To The Big City by Maureen Corrigan April 5, 2011 Mama Mia, who knew that Koreans outstrip Italians and Jews when it comes to mother guilt! How else to explain why Please Look After Mom, a new novel by Korean novelist Kyung-sook Shin, has already sold over one-million copies in her native South Korea? This literary phenom is scheduled to be published in 22 other countries and has just come out in the U.S. The back cover of the American edition, brought out by Knopf, is filled with blurbs by heavyweights like Gary...
  • Q&A With EFAD's Matthew Bracken - Castigo Cay

    02/24/2011 5:29:27 AM PST · by marktwain · 11 replies
    Western Rifle Shooters Association ^ | 24 February, 2011 | Western Rifle Shooters Association
    Thanks to Matt Bracken for this terrific discussion of his upcoming novel, Castigo Cay, and how today's deteriorating American scene sets the stage for it: WRSA: Your new book is called Castigo Cay. It sounds like an adventure novel. So have you quit writing contemporary political thrillers? MB: No, I haven’t quit. My new book is still highly political, but I don’t get into Democrats and Republicans, nothing at that level. The issues that are overwhelming the United States at the time of Castigo Cay go far beyond left and right. In the novel, it’s sufficient just to paint the...
  • O: A presidential novel (cover art)

    01/19/2011 1:38:15 PM PST · by NowApproachingMidnight · 11 replies
    1/19/2011 | self
  • Blackout -- a novel worth reading

    11/22/2010 10:40:52 AM PST · by RJR_fan · 7 replies
    If you are a fan of WWII historical fiction, Connie Willis, and excellent reading, be sure and check out Blackout. By using the conceit of time-traveling history majors, Ms. Willis gives us a detailed look inside Britain during "her finest hour." Click on the link, for an audio file of a V1 "Buzz bomb." An in-law's grandfather designed the pulse-jet motor.
  • Opinion: What's the 'Overton Window' and Why Should You Care?

    06/17/2010 5:55:19 AM PDT · by rightwingintelligentsia · 20 replies · 1,133+ views
    AOL News ^ | June 16, 2010 | Glenn Beck
    (June 15) -- If you aren't the least bit concerned about the health of America's freedoms, you are either a) in a multiyear-long drug induced coma, B) Sean Penn, or C) dead. And you've definitely never heard of Overton's Window. The Overton Window is a political theory developed by the late Joseph Overton, a brilliant public policy strategist and ardent free-marketer. Overton observed that "when public policies in a given area (education, health care) are arranged from freest to least free, only a relatively narrow window of options will be considered politically acceptable." The theory says the window will gradually...
  • Glenn Beck and 'The Overton Window'

    06/08/2010 9:09:32 AM PDT · by MichCapCon · 2 replies · 61+ views
    Capitol Confidential ^ | 6/8/2010 | Tom Gantert
    Joe Lehman, president of the Mackinac Center, reached into his file cabinet and pulled out a piece of scribbled-on yellow legal pad paper that was the basis of Fox commentator Glenn Beck's soon-to-be-released novel. Nearly a decade ago, then-Mackinac Center Vice President Joe Overton had an idea of creating a brochure to market what is now known as "The Overton Window" — the name of Beck's book. Overton died in 2003 before he had the chance to fully market his idea... Click the link to learn more about this unique idea.
  • A Very Personal Message to Glenn Beck

    06/08/2010 5:03:16 AM PDT · by J. Neil Schulman · 16 replies · 80+ views
    J. Neil Schulman @ Rational Review ^ | June 8, 2010 | J. Neil Schulman
    Watch the YouTube Video starring Mara Marini! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I51sxpY8CAo Dear Mr. Beck,Five days ago — on June 2nd, twelve-and-a-half minutes into the second hour of your radio show — you spent about five minutes telling your listening audience about my novel, Alongside Night.Here’s a transcript of what you said: The [novel] was written in 1979. Alongside … Morning? Something like that. It reads exactly like my show. It does! You know what the story is? A guy who is an economic expert has been saying “The economy is collapsing! The economy is collapsing and the government is going to seize control!”...
  • Ala. Professor Working on Novel With Similarities to Own Life

    02/18/2010 8:33:27 AM PST · by afraidfortherepublic · 50 replies · 738+ views
    Fox News ^ | 2-18-10
    The Alabama biology professor accused of killing three colleagues in a campus shooting was working on a novel that contained eerie similarities to her own life. Amy Bishop, charged with opening fire Friday at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, had an unpublished manuscript for a book titled "Amazon Fever," obtained by the Boston Globe, that focuses on a female scientist, Olivia, who struggles with depression and fears losing tenure. Bishop was denied tenure late last year, though police have yet to identify a motive in the killings. Her book refers to the University of Alabama as the MIT of...
  • UN climate chief raises temperature with racy novel ("Return to Almora", "autobiographical?")

    02/08/2010 10:04:24 AM PST · by NormsRevenge · 9 replies · 451+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 2/7/10 | Penny MacRae
    NEW DELHI (AFP) – The UN's top climate official, who is at the heart of a controversy over incorrect global warming data, has penned a racy novel which dishes up sex, reincarnation and a real-life Hollywood actress. The debut fiction work is in contrast to the dry academic tomes that 69-year-old Rajendra Pachauri, head of the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), has previously written. "Return to Almora," .. is laced with steamy references to the sexual urges of the protagonist Sanjay Nath who, like Pachauri, studied engineering. The book also weaves in lectures on the environment and the...
  • Erich Segal, ‘Love Story’ Author, Dies at 72

    01/20/2010 12:39:26 AM PST · by tlb · 15 replies · 859+ views
    New York Times ^ | January 19, 2010 | BRUCE WEBER
    Erich Segal, a Yale classics professor turned popular writer whose first novel, “Love Story,” became a staggering commercial success if not quite a critical one when it appeared in 1970, died on Sunday at his home in London. He was 72. The cause was a heart attack.. Mr. Segal had been ill with Parkinson’s disease for 25 years. The novel spent more than a year on the New York Times hardcover best-seller list. It has sold tens of millions of copies and been translated into many languages. Released to great fanfare on the book’s coattails, the movie, starring Ryan O’Neal...
  • H1N1 influenza adopted novel strategy to move from birds to humans

    12/08/2009 12:58:42 PM PST · by decimon · 32 replies · 826+ views
    Bird influenza viruses have a variety of strategies to cross the species barrier and spreadThe 2009 H1N1 influenza virus used a new strategy to cross from birds into humans, a warning that it has more than one trick up its sleeve to jump the species barrier and become virulent. In a report in this week's early online edition of the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, University of California, Berkeley, researchers show that the H1N1, or swine flu, virus adopted a new mutation in one of its genes distinct from the mutations found in previous flu viruses, including...
  • Books of the Un-Dead (Imitators of Bram Stoker’s classic 'Dracula' have missed the point. Until now)

    10/30/2009 7:37:30 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 35 replies · 1,607+ views
    National Review ^ | 10/30/2009 | S.T. Karnick
    Although the novel Dracula, by Bram Stoker, has surely been one of the most influential works of genre fiction ever written, ironically the central point of the book has nearly always been missed. Fortunately, a new novel co-written by Stoker’s great-grandnephew brings that aspect of the Dracula myth back to its appropriate place of primacy. Stoker’s clear intention in the original novel Dracula was to make the devil, literally Satan, real to readers by depicting a naturally occurring but preternatural stand-in, Count Dracula. This is indicated throughout the book by direct references to Dracula as a devil, and by imagery...
  • Rapid-Test Sensitivity for Novel Swine-Origin Influenza A (H1N1) Virus in Humans

    10/13/2009 7:24:33 PM PDT · by neverdem · 4 replies · 461+ views
    New England Journal of Medicine ^ | August 13, 2009 | Faix et al.
    To the Editor: The Naval Health Research Center serves as the Navy hub for the Department of Defense's Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System (GEIS), in which it monitors influenza-like illness among recruit trainees of all military services, military dependents, and crew members of large Navy ships (population, >1000). The center works in collaboration with the Border Infectious Disease Surveillance Project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which monitors populations located on the border between California and Mexico. The first two human cases of novel swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus (S-OIV), known as swine flu, in...
  • Heart of the Assassin

    09/14/2009 11:11:44 AM PDT · by mrmystery · 24 replies · 1,127+ views
    Frontpage Mag ^ | 9-14-2009 | Dave Forsmark
    Perhaps the most anticipated popular fiction offering of the year for readers of this column is Heart of the Assassin, (Scribner, $25.95) Robert Ferrigno's final volume in his trilogy about a future America split by civil war and dominated by Islamic rule. http://frontpagemag.com/readArticle.aspx?ARTID=36278#disqus_thread
  • EWTN - World Over Live - June 19, 2009 at 8pm - "The Death of a Pope" author Piers Paul Read

    06/19/2009 9:35:21 AM PDT · by NYer · 1 replies · 277+ views
    EWTN ^ | June 19, 2009
    Best-selling author Piers Paul Read will be Raymond Arroyo's guest on EWTN's The World Over this Friday, 8:00 EST. Be sure to tune in to hear Mr. Read's fascinating insights into faith, literature, and his new novel, The Death of a Pope. Or watch online at the EWTN website. Already well on its way to being the Ignatius Press bestseller of the year, The Death of a Pope has been hailed as a "spiritual thrill ride" (Catholic San Francisco) an "an enjoyable and fast-paced read" (The American Catholic), an "exciting, enthralling, and unusual thriller" (Catholic Media Review), and "subtly...
  • Piers Paul Read The Death of a Pope A Novel - [An Interview with Piers Paul Read]

    05/08/2009 4:30:28 AM PDT · by GonzoII · 261+ views
    Piers Paul Read is perhaps best known for his non-fiction account of the 1972 airline disaster involving Uruguayan Air Force Flight 571, a plane carrying 45 passengers that crashed in the Andes. His book, Alive: The Story of the Andes Survivors, became a world-wide bestseller and, in 1993, was made into a film starring Ethan Hawke. Mr. Read is also an accomplished novelist and playwright, as well as a journalist, biographer, and social commentator. His recent works include the novels Knights of the Cross and Alice in Exile, and the non-fiction titles The Templars: The Dramatic History of the Knights...
  • The Lord of the World (Book Review)

    03/14/2009 1:22:14 PM PDT · by GonzoII · 1 replies · 1,000+ views
    Insidecatholic.com ^ | 3/09/09 | Rev. James V. Schall, SJ
    The Lord of the World by Rev. James V. Schall, SJ    3/09/09   In 2001, St. Augustine's Press published a new edition of Robert Hugh Benson's 1907 novel, The Lord of the World. A friend of mine in Vermont recently urged me to read it, and I did.   Ralph McInerny, in a brief introduction, writes: "The novel wonderfully conveys the flatness and boredom of a world without God. Boredom becomes a condition for recognizing our need for something more than this -- a few more decades of life and then a total void."   This novel is...
  • Writing fiction with Dragon Naturally Speaking software?

    02/15/2009 3:51:24 PM PST · by StAntKnee · 18 replies · 1,131+ views
    Vanity | Today | St Ant Knee
    I've written several books using Dragon NaturallySpeaking software and have pitched to my agent a book on how to write a novel using the software. It'd be useful to hear how others have fared. Any experiences with the software that would contradict my very good experience?
  • Help with Gospel graphic novel. (Vanity)

    01/08/2009 12:50:02 PM PST · by Sulla123 · 31 replies · 700+ views
    01/08/09 | Patrick Lawrence
    Hi I am a Christian Illustrator working on a graphic version of the gospel of John. Fully illustrated like a graphic novel but word for word from the Bible. But of course not cartoony or wild superhereo like. More movie like in the look and style it will have. You can see a sample of my work here http://www.pwlawrence.com Any way here is what I need help on. I am terrible at raising money for projects and was wondering if any of the very smart people on the site had any ideas or suggestions for me on this part of...
  • Meet our accidental terrorist[Australia]

    11/21/2007 11:26:34 AM PST · by BGHater · 5 replies · 45+ views
    The Cairns Post ^ | 15 Nov 2007 | Gavin King
    BOUNCERS kicked a Melbourne man out of a Cairns pub after paranoid patrons complained that he was reading a book called The Unknown Terrorist. Teacher Michael Chalk, who was in Cairns for an education conference, left the novel on a ledge at Shenannigans to go and dance. But he was stunned when a bouncer approached him on the dance floor and escorted him outside. Mr Chalk, 40, was then told to "move on" because of the book he was reading. In an eerie parallel, the main character of The Unknown Terrorist is mistaken for a terrorist and subjected to a...
  • Samson Effect

    11/01/2007 11:32:53 PM PDT · by sinatorhellary · 1 replies · 89+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | 11/02/2007 | Amazon
    The Samson Effect - a novel by Tony Eldridge Book Description Since discovering an ancient scroll in a cave in Hebron, Israel, American biblical archeologist Thomas Hamilton and his trusted friend and colleague, Israeli biblical linguist Michael Sieff, have been consumed with the notion of the Samson Effect - the idea that a long-lost elixir can allow an ordinary person to perform superhuman feats. When they happen upon a worn Hebrew parchment that not only confirms the existence of the Samson Effect but could potentially lead them to its source, the scholars embark on an impassioned crusade for the truth...
  • EXCELLENT BOOK BY A MARINE

    10/28/2007 9:03:22 AM PDT · by XtreMarine · 7 replies · 157+ views
    28 OCT 2007 | XtreMarine
    There is a excellent book on the bookshelves titled Mass Exodus by Carlos Perez (SgtMaj USMC). Though it is written from conversations with his father, it can be realted to real life exploits. Support this fine American!
  • Looking For Help With Publishing Novel

    05/18/2007 11:47:04 AM PDT · by bolobaby · 21 replies · 672+ views
    BoloBaby | 05/18/07 | BoloBaby
    Fellow Freepers, I've recently written a 139,000 word fantasy novel (swords & sorcery type stuff). After an overwhelmingly enthusiastic response from dozens of test readers, I've decided to seek an agent to help get the book published. I'm taking a stab in the dark here in case... 1) Anyone knows an actual agent who deals in the fantasy genre. 2) Anyone knows a published fantasy author who may be willing to "blurb" my manuscript, if it is worthy. (That means reading all or part of the book and, if they enjoy it, to offer a quote that I can include...
  • (Anglican) Novelist, Catholic priest collaborate in new ‘Gospel’ of Judas

    03/21/2007 6:12:07 AM PDT · by NYer · 18 replies · 355+ views
    Catholic Online ^ | March 20, 2007 | Cindy Wooden
    ROME (CNS) – Curiosity about the New Testament figure of Judas and a feeling that his reputation as the worst sinner in history "isn't fair, isn't right" led British novelist Jeffrey Archer to attempt a new version of the story.Archer, presenting The Gospel According to Judas by Benjamin Iscariot at a March 20 press conference in Rome, said he is a practicing Anglican who wanted his new book to be backed up by solid biblical scholarship. So he convinced Father Francis J. Moloney, provincial of the Salesians in Australia and a former president of the Catholic Biblical Association of America,...
  • "Faggots" (An Amazon.com Famous Paperback Title; Ann Coulter Owed an Apology?)

    03/06/2007 6:54:46 PM PST · by xzins · 35 replies · 542+ views
    Amazon.com ^ | Larry Kramer
    Unscruplously Sexy and Liberating, November 19, 2005 Reviewer: K. Blunt "kblunt1" (LA, CA United States) - See all my reviews What an amazing journey Larry Kramer takes us on with this book. He takes us back to a time long gone but never forgotten. One of the most imporant books in gay literature. 3 of 5 people found the following review helpful: Unbridled Genius. One of the best , December 18, 2004 Reviewer: Jesse Liberty "Programmer, Author" (MA USA) - See all my reviews It is as if James Joyce were alive and queer in 1973 New York. Kramer is...
  • Anybody see movie and or read novel

    03/04/2007 8:35:02 PM PST · by Miami Vice · 187+ views
    Has anyone seen the movie "10th and Wolf?' It was by the writer of the new TV show 'The Black Donnelly's" who also won an Oscar for the movie "Crash" Bobby Moresco. It was about the South Philadelphia mob post Little Nicky Scarfo. Also has anyone read the police novel " A Sense of Duty" by Philadelphia Bulletin columnist and ex-police officer M. Tremoglie? I understand it is supposed to be made into a movie. It is also about South Philadelphia.
  • Franco-American author triumphs with Nazi novel

    11/14/2006 4:33:37 PM PST · by WmShirerAdmirer · 7 replies · 484+ views
    Expatica.com ^ | November, 2006 | Agence France Presse
    'Les Bienveillantes' tells the story of a Nazi officer with no regrets. 'Les Bienveillantes' shot to the top of the French best-seller list in September shortly after its release at the end of August and found wide critical acclaim. Dominique Chabrol tells the story behind the book. The author's story is almost as fascinating as the one is his book: son of a famous spy novelist, an American raised in France and now living in Barcelona, a former activist stationed in the globe's hot spots, and now winner of two top literary prizes in a country where writers rank almost...
  • France falls in love with American's Nazi novel

    10/28/2006 12:35:12 AM PDT · by MadIvan · 47 replies · 1,268+ views
    The Times ^ | October 28, 2006 | Charles Bremner
    AN AMERICAN’S fictional memoirs of a Nazi murderer have set the French literary world alight, earning blockbuster sales, a top award and the contempt of some intellectuals.As Paris enters its round of autumn book prizes, the cosy Gallic publishing world is struggling to cope with the runaway success of Les Bienveillantes (The Kindly Ones), an epic first novel written in French. Jonathan Littell, 39, made history this week when his 900-page book became the first by a native English-speaker to win the Grand Prix of the Académie Française, the guardian of the French language. The American novel, compared by critics...
  • DFU SONG: P.S. I Love You (James Webb, "As I write this novel, filthy, yes it's true")

    10/27/2006 3:58:25 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 4 replies · 431+ views
    DFU - news of the day in song ^ | 10-2006 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
    MIDI - P.S. I LOVE YOU As I write this novel...filthy, yes, it's true The contents must stay hidden...or my campaign is through If I'm smeared, I know that Rove's behind it I'm hoping he won't find it Or else I am screwed...my campaign is through I'll write about children and their privates I might have to deny it Or else I am screwed...my campaign is through As I write this novel...I just got aroused But it is family values that I'm gonna espouse Do not read this to your children, mothers In fact, don't read the others Or...
  • 10 Questions For Will Beall Author of the New Book LA REX (Vanity)

    09/22/2006 2:04:39 PM PDT · by Phsstpok · 1 replies · 963+ views
    Entertainment World ^ | 9/20/06 | Walter Reichert
    This is an interview with my nephew about his first novel. I just got my copy yesterday and am going to try to devour it over the next few days.      10 Questions For Will BeallInterviewed by Walter Reichert   Will Beall’s debut novel, LA REX, is rip roaring good yarn, that lets the tension of the streets trickle into the reader’s mind, soon becoming like a vice grip, and propelling the narrative forward with such precision and speed that you can’t look away.Following a rookie cop, with an agenda all his own, but one that proves LA isn’t that...
  • Why Hemingway Is Chick-Lit (Why Men Don't Read Novels)

    08/28/2006 4:44:24 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 115 replies · 2,376+ views
    In These Times ^ | August 16, 2006 | Lakshmi Chaudhry
    “When women stop reading, the novel will be dead,” declared Ian McEwan in the Guardian last year. The British novelist reached this rather dire conclusion after venturing into a nearby park in an attempt to give away free novels. The result? Only one “sensitive male soul” took up his offer, while every woman he approached was “eager and grateful” to do the same. Unscientific as McEwan’s experiment may be, its thesis is borne out by a number of surveys conducted in Britain, the United States and Canada, where men account for a paltry 20 percent of the market for fiction....
  • Oliver North: Mission Compromised

    07/21/2006 12:43:37 PM PDT · by TChris · 3 replies · 298+ views
    Book at Amazon.com ^ | 7/21/06 | Self
    Has anyone else read Oliver North's Mission Compromised? I just finished it.
  • The Da Vinci Code opportunity (Why do some Catholics feel this novel is no big deal?)

    05/05/2006 5:14:07 PM PDT · by NYer · 23 replies · 549+ views
    Catholic Educaion ^ | May 2006 | George Weigel
    I was on the road a lot during Lent. And from sea to shining sea, nary an airport bookstore was without a Da Vinci Code display, in anticipation of the May release of Ron Howard’s film. One tries to ignore the hype — “the greatest cover-up in history!” — but there’s something depressing going on here. Why do intelligent people think that The Da Vinci Code has some basis in historical fact? Why do Catholics imagine that a novel which suggests (and not so subtly) that the entire structure of faith is a lie is, well, no big deal? The...
  • Review of September Day

    04/19/2006 3:33:17 PM PDT · by JoeFromSidney · 2 replies · 235+ views
    September Day ^ | April 19, 2006
    Review of new book September Day by Freeper Larry Schweikart.
  • Judge Rules in Favor of 'Da Vinci' Writer

    04/07/2006 12:49:35 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 153 replies · 1,722+ views
    Yahoo! News (AP) ^ | 4/7/2006 | n/a
    Judge Rules in Favor of 'Da Vinci' WriterLONDON - A British judge ruled Friday that best-selling thriller "The Da Vinci Code" did not steal ideas from two authors' nonfiction book. High Court judge Peter Smith rejected a copyright-infringement claim by Michael Baigent and Richard Leigh, authors of "The Holy Blood and the Holy Grail," who claimed that Dan Brown's blockbuster "appropriated the architecture" of their 1982 book. The favorable ruling will allow the May release of the film, based on the blockbluster and starring Tom Hanks. "Today's verdict shows that this claim was utterly without merit, I'm still astonished that...
  • Freepers LS & Jeff Head have just released a book!

    02/23/2006 10:38:22 PM PST · by DollyCali · 142 replies · 2,149+ views
    February 24, 2006 | dollycali;
    Great News! Freepers LS & Jeff Head have just released a book! It is LS (Larry Schweikart) first novel, a thriller about 9/11, "September Day", produced by fellow FReeper Jeff Head. Only available on Amazon/B&N. Hope you'll take a look: Check out Amazon site About September Day No living American can, or should, forget 9/11. But the process of trying to place this book with a major publisher has alerted me to the fact that many indeed want to do just that. Repeatedly, my agent got rejections with the words, "It's well written, but we don't want to touch...
  • Code read, novel crisis looms anew (Tinfoil hat alert)

    12/19/2005 6:12:42 PM PST · by markomalley · 15 replies · 497+ views
    Code read, novel crisis looms anew 19dec05 THE Vatican, having weathered author Dan Brown's bestseller The Da Vinci Code, will now be battening down the blockbuster hatches against a new novel claiming that Pope John Paul I was assassinated. John Paul I died of an apparent heart attack just 33 days after becoming Pope in 1978. But Portuguese author Luis Miguel Rocha, 29, dubbed the "new Dan Brown", says he was murdered because he was aware of money laundering involving the Vatican Bank and planned to liberalise church doctrine. Rocha says his The Last Pope is based on documents...
  • In literary style, Libby's guilt is an open-&-smut case (Maureen Dowd, Tequila & Japanese Sex Novel)

    11/05/2005 10:59:59 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 14 replies · 1,043+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | October 31, 2005 | LLoyd Grove
    The last time I saw Scooter Libby, he was trying to persuade Maureen Dowd to join him in doing tequila shots at the celebstudded Bloomberg party after the 2003 White House Correspondents Association Dinner. A few days later, Vice President Cheney's chief of staff sent me an inscribed copy of "The Apprentice," his 1996 novel of early 20th-century Japan. I never got past the second page. Luckily, in the latest New Yorker, Lauren Collins summarizes the novel's sex scenes. "The main female character, Yukiko, draws hair on the 'mound' of a little girl," Collins reports. "The brothers of a dead...
  • Vanity: Do I Really Need an Editor?

    09/08/2005 7:08:26 PM PDT · by Vor Lady · 44 replies · 668+ views
    self | today | Grannyx4
    This is for any of you Freepers who have published books. I am done with the first 400 of hopefully 500+ pages of a novel. I'm wondering if I really do need an editor to get the thing published. I talked to a local person who advertises as an editor and she quoted me a rate of $3.00-$5.00 PER PAGE! Is that normal? Reasonable? All I think I need is someone to tell me if it is in the right format to submit to a publisher; does that really cost $1200-2000? I have had several friends read it over for...
  • Sony books Bush critic's political thriller (More fiction from Richard Clarke)

    07/26/2005 1:27:22 PM PDT · by Callahan · 21 replies · 614+ views
    Reuters ^ | 7/26/05 | Richard Clarke
    LOS ANGELES (Hollywood Reporter) - Sony Pictures is negotiating to acquire film rights to the first novel from Richard Clarke, the counterterrorism expert who accused the Bush administration of ignoring the terrorist threat before the Sept. 11 attacks. His novel, "The Scorpion Gate," will be published in October by Putnam Adult. The studio hopes the film adaptation will be the first in a series of John Clancy-style political thrillers. The project will be produced by former studio chief John Calley. The realistic geopolitical thriller is set five years in the future as oil-hungry forces in Washington are ready to reshape...