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Jim's comments from the Robert E. Howard Readers group.

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Apr 12, 2017 04:21AM

6417 It seems the UK version costs less. Do you know if there is any difference?
Apr 11, 2017 04:01PM

6417 Wow! I just googled it & that's one expensive book. Congrats!
Apr 06, 2017 03:24PM

6417 I did get to read it & enjoyed it. Paralleled my own experience with REH's books amazingly well.
Apr 06, 2017 09:33AM

6417 The Tor newsletter has a piece on Conan.

I haven't read it yet.
Mar 30, 2017 02:47AM

6417 Wow! Very cool. I wonder who nominated us. We didn't start the group nor do we contribute the most content, though. I used Bill Thom's "Howard Works" to fill in my spreadsheet of REH's books. I'd vote for him over us.
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Jan 22, 2017 11:45AM

6417 Happy birthday, REH!
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Jan 08, 2017 06:04AM

6417 This is an oldy, but a goody & is funny. Jo Walton writing about "The Suck Fairy" who visits beloved books & sucks the fun out of them.
Dec 14, 2016 04:06PM

6417 Welcome, Paul. You're in good company here.
Nov 16, 2016 05:11PM

6417 Awesome!
Oct 26, 2016 07:43AM

6417 Welcome, Owen!
Oct 02, 2016 03:15AM

6417 That one isn't in most of the collections, but it is funny. Even more overblown than most.
Sep 30, 2016 06:59AM

6417 Viktoria wrote: "Hi! I'm happy to say I translated few of Howard's books for Croatian readers (S. Kane, Kull) If anyone have some recomandation on Howard's books send me a massage - I'm looking for shorter stuff - ..."

You can find quite a few stories on Project Gutenberg Australia here:
Sep 24, 2016 03:56PM

6417 Vincent wrote: "Re-read "The Road to Bear Creek,"..." You mean he wasn't his uncle? LOL! I love Breckenridge. He generally means well, but...
Sep 02, 2016 02:18PM

6417 I'm sure they've saved the material in electronic format, but I agree. Limiting access like that isn't a great idea.
Sep 02, 2016 09:57AM

6417 He's a hoot.
Jul 13, 2016 05:24PM

6417 Thanks! Tempting. I joined the foundation & liked them on FB, at any rate. Been meaning to do that for ages.
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Jul 12, 2016 11:22AM

6417 Michael wrote: "I have tried the audio books and have a hard time concentrating while doing other things....."

I think it takes some practice. When I first started listening, it was rereading mostly & I did have some trouble focusing. Now I have no problem, though. Look at some of my reviews of nonfiction books on the audio shelf (1audio, 2nonfiction) & you'll see I retain a fair amount. Here's my last nonfiction listen review which was an overview of forensics:

Not every book is good to listen to. Ayn Rand uses too many $5 words in very precise ways, sometimes not their primary definition, so I have to think about her words too much. Popular science, mystery-thrillers, & such are fine, though.

Some books are great to listen to, even better than regular reading. I've managed to get through quite a few I wouldn't have been able to read as a 'real' book. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin & Pride and Prejudice are 2 examples.
Jul 11, 2016 05:52PM

6417 I think I have most of his stories, some in several editions, & I think I'm only a casual collector in some of the company around here. No worries, just curious. Enjoy & look around. There are some topics here with a lot of good info.
Jul 11, 2016 04:12PM

6417 Welcome, Lorenzo. Are you a collector or just a casual fan of REH?
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Jun 13, 2016 09:50AM

6417 Neat. Thanks for the report on it.
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