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Robert R. McCammon
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message 1: by Almeta, co-moderator (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 1093 comments Mod
Stephen King recommended author.


message 2: by Amber (new)

Amber | 126 comments My first McCammon read was Swan Song, which was quickly followed by Boy's Life for the group read. I'm now 25% of the way through Speaks the Nightbird and have found myself abandoning work (that's where I spend the majority of my listening time) to listen to the story. My point: I am amazed at how awesome this guy is. His books span the genres and they all work. Similar comments have been made in the monthly discussion for Boy's Life, but I wanted to reiterate. I haven't found anyone IRL with whom I can share his works yet, but I really wanted to vocalize how much I'm enjoying these books. :)


message 3: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 801 comments I've thoroughly enjoyed everything of his that I have read so far.


message 4: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 3 comments I have a lot of his stuff on my TBR list but haven't made it to any yet...soon


message 5: by Kit★ (new)

Kit★ (xkittyxlzt) I'm currently working on reading Swan Song, and read Boy's Life awhile back, that one was my first, and I really liked it a lot! I also have The Night Boat and Usher's Passing on my TBR pile to get to :)


message 6: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
I think I've noted elsewhere that Swan Song compares nicely to SK's The Stand. It holds it's own against my fav author. McCammon is an outstanding author. I recommend most everything he's written.


message 7: by Chad (new)

Chad Lorion (goodreadscomcmichaellorion) Rereading McCammon's Stinger right now. Enjoying it just as much as I did six years ago when I first read it. He writes characters so well.


message 8: by Almeta, co-moderator (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 1093 comments Mod
I have The Providence Rider coming up soon. Looking forward to it.


message 9: by Travis (new)

Travis (travistousant) | 137 comments So far the only book I've been rather disappointed with is what I believe was his debut Baal. Just didn't do it for me.


message 10: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Hey, Travis, I had no idea you were a member of our group. Welcome! I didn't read Baal, so can't say anything about that. But McCammon has never disappointed me.


message 11: by Travis (new)

Travis (travistousant) | 137 comments I popped in the Something Wicked threads a while back and kind of read Boys Life only it took me about 3 or 4 months to read it and never really checked in. I try to poke my head in now and then just King recommends a pretty diverse bunch of books so they don't all appeal to me.


message 12: by Marcus (new)

Marcus | 3 comments Just started the audiobook for Swan Song recently which is my first McCammon book. Loving it so far


message 13: by Travis (new)

Travis (travistousant) | 137 comments Marcus wrote: "Just started the audiobook for Swan Song recently which is my first McCammon book. Loving it so far"

That is really good in audio too


message 14: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Travis of NNY wrote: "I popped in the Something Wicked threads a while back and kind of read Boys Life only it took me about 3 or 4 months to read it and never really checked in. I try to poke my head in now and then j..."

Well it's great to see you here whenever you pop in.


message 15: by Debra (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Marcus wrote: "Just started the audiobook for Swan Song recently which is my first McCammon book. Loving it so far"

This is my favorite McCammon book!


message 16: by Chad (new)

Chad Lorion (goodreadscomcmichaellorion) I've got Swan Song on top of my roll-top desk with my other all-time favorites, and it's on my long list of books to reread.


message 17: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 801 comments Swan Song is great! Even my 15 yr old grandson enjoyed the audiobook.


message 18: by Sarah (new)

Sarah I STILL haven't read any McCammon books. I have loads on my wishlist though and I'm trying to resist putting any more on there until I've tried one and know what his style is like. I know you all rave about his books. Wishing they weren't all so long though. I think I will set myself a goal of reading one by the end of the year!


message 19: by Almeta, co-moderator (last edited Aug 27, 2014 06:09AM) (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 1093 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "I STILL haven't read any McCammon books. I have loads on my wishlist though and I'm trying to resist putting any more on there until I've tried one and know what his style is like. I know you all rave about his books. Wishing they weren't all so long though. I think I will set myself a goal of reading one by the end of the year! ..."


^ Ditto, What Amber said! ^ ☺

I hope you can fit in two! He has quite a range.


message 20: by Sarah (new)

Sarah The three Amber mentions are the ones I am most interested in actually. Perhaps I'll have to pick one for a Halloween read!


message 21: by Almeta, co-moderator (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 1093 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "The three Amber mentions are the ones I am most interested in actually. Perhaps I'll have to pick one for a Halloween read!"

Good choices!


message 22: by Sarah (new)

Sarah It was meant to be! Just checked Amazon today at Swan Song is only £1.49 which is a really big saving as all his books have been on there for around £6 each. So I snapped it up!


message 23: by Almeta, co-moderator (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 1093 comments Mod
Sarah wrote: "It was meant to be! Just checked Amazon today at Swan Song is only £1.49 which is a really big saving as all his books have been on there for around £6 each. So I snapped it up!"

Life is Good!☺


message 24: by Debra (last edited Aug 31, 2014 10:12AM) (new)

Debra (debra_t) | 2574 comments Mod
Many have compared Swan Song to King's The Stand. I'm positive you are going to love it! Even a friend of ours (Almeta and me), who normally doesn't read that genre, really enjoyed it.


message 25: by Roz (new)

Roz | 24 comments Loved Swan Song. I still have Speaks the Nightbird and Mystery Walk waiting in my Kindle.


message 26: by Travis (new)

Travis (travistousant) | 137 comments Similar but The Stand is kind of a slow burn where Swan Song has some action to it


message 27: by Almeta, co-moderator (new)

Almeta (menfrommarrs) | 1093 comments Mod
Travis of NNY wrote: "Similar but The Stand is kind of a slow burn where Swan Song has some action to it"

Yep, good way to describe the distinction between the two.


message 28: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 801 comments Travis of NNY wrote: "Similar but The Stand is kind of a slow burn where Swan Song has some action to it"

Plus The Stand is a result of a virus killing 90% of the population, and Swan Song is a result of nuclear warfare. Both explore the effects of a catastrophic event on the survivors.


message 29: by Libby (new)

Libby | 9 comments I am into the Speaks the Nightbird series and love it! Boy's Life is my all time favorite Robert McCammon book!


message 30: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 801 comments I just finished the latest book in the Matthew Corbett series. This is one of my favourite series. I hope you enjoy Speaks the Nightbird, Manda.


message 31: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) | 801 comments Awesome or scary, I'm not sure which. :)


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