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jeff ford
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 11:06 am:   

Just got copies of the new Fantasy Masterworks edition of John Gardner's Grendel from Gollancz. I wrote an introduction for it. It's a nice looking book with a great cover by Edward Miller. If you haven't read this classic yet,I highly recommend it.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 11:36 am:   

Grendel is good, but for my money, you can't beat The Kings Indian.
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jeff ford
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 12:43 pm:   

Lucius: Yeah. I actually like The King's Indian better too. Also Mickelsson's Ghosts and Freddy's Book are two big favorites. There's some of them I can't get with like Sunlight Dialogues (le brick) and October Light(ewww). Grendel's good, though, and that's the one I'm hawking now. Fun for the whole family. Removes wrinkles. Reduces Warts.
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Lucius
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 01:22 pm:   

Yeah, I couldn't get through Sunlight.

Good Hawking!!
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JV
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 01:23 pm:   

There's a nice hardcover first or second edition of Mickelsson's Ghosts I've got my eye on at the local used bookstore. Looks very interesting.

JeffV
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jeff ford
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 02:11 pm:   

Jeff: MG is really something. It's crazy, but not how you'd think.

Best,



Jeff
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MarcL
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 02:36 pm:   

"Standing on an open hill, I imagine muffled footsteps overhead."

I read that line in GRENDEL about 25 years ago and never forgot it. (Unless I've got it all wrong.)
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jeff ford
Posted on Thursday, August 19, 2004 - 03:20 pm:   

Marc: If it isn't in there, it oughta be. That's a great line.

I was telling Jeff a little while ago to check out Gardner's "Julius Caesar and the Werewolf," a story Alice Turner published in Playboy after Gardner died. It's a really great piece of writing. I had a chance to chat with Ms. Turner once in New York and she told me it was one of her favorite pieces of fiction she published while she was editor there.

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