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Subject: Charles Martin
Date Posted: 8/11/2008 7:51 PM ET
Member Since: 2/5/2007
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Where have I been to miss this author??   I just finished "Where The River Ends" and thought it was wonderful.   I've got a couple of his books on TBR list, but just didn't know what a great writer he was.  Anyone else here like him?

Date Posted: 8/11/2008 9:07 PM ET
Member Since: 4/11/2006
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Cozi - I absolutely adore his writing...'When Crickets Cry' was my first and my favorite, although I'm reading very good press about his new HC which you just read.  I also read another about two brothers...one had schizophrenia and their dad was evil.  Their housekeeper had an unusual name the narrator kept referring to...

Looked it up, Wrapped in Rain is the title.  I also read 'The Dead Don't Dance' which was excellent. 

I'm so excited to look at Hidden Gems tonight.  There are two posts in which I'm interested.


Date Posted: 8/12/2008 4:21 PM ET
Member Since: 5/19/2006
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Cozi, as I was reading your post, my 2 1/2 year-old DGD was sitting on my lap and she absolutely loved your sparkling flowers.  She said, "Oh, look at those pretty flowers".  Thought you'd like to know.

Also, never heard of Charles Martin.  I think I will look for a book of his to read.  Thanks


Date Posted: 8/14/2008 1:20 AM ET
Member Since: 12/8/2007
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Oh, my goodness- I LOVED "The Dead Don't Dance". And if you liked that one, you will also like the sequel (Maggie). Mr Martin's style of writing is very poetical and lush. He draws you in and makes you feel as if you were standing off to the side actually watching the events and even hearing the thoughts of his characters. He is a "must read" author if you like Southern writers. Also, in the same vein, if you like Martin, you would probably also like W. Dale Cramer.