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Subject: Parke Godwin
Date Posted: 4/17/2010 7:45 PM ET
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OK, I know this is mean but I'm wondering if anyone else has read him? I've just started A Memory of Lions (post Conquest England) and off to a good start, and a different albeit enjoyable writing style. I'm looking at his others books (which yay! the library has) and he's written a series on Robin Hood as well as one called Lord of Sunset that's about Harold Godwinson (be still my heart). Bio I pulled off of Goodreads,


Parke Godwin (28 January 1929 - ) is an American writer known for his lyrical yet precise prose style and sardonic humor. He is also known for his novels of legendary figures placed in realistic historical settings; his retelling of the Arthur legend (Firelord in 1980, Beloved Exile in 1984, and The Last Rainbow in 1985) is set in the 5th century during the collapse of the Roman empire, and his reinterpretation of Robin Hood (Sherwood, 1991, and Robin and the King, 1993) takes place during the Norman conquest and features kings William the Conqueror and William Rufus as major characters

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 8:24 PM ET
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I have six of his books:  Beloved Exile and Firelord, The Last Rainbow, Sherwood, Robin and the King and Memory of Lions.  I started Firelord, and loved it, and based on that, collected his others.  But...I didn't get back to Firelord yet.  It's on my list for this year's challenge. 

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 8:48 PM ET
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BTW, is there any way to hide this thread from Deb so we don't corrupt her futher? ;(

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 10:09 PM ET
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I have several of his on Mount TBR but haven't gotten around to reading them yet. I had never heard of A Memory of Lions.

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 10:53 PM ET
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Cathy ... edit your thread title to include something to effect of "No Debs allowed!" :P

Kelly

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 10:55 PM ET
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Felicia, I'm halfway through Memory now and it's very very good. I'm loving the conflicts between the Saxons and the Normans. I hear there's a few surprises to come as well.

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 10:58 PM ET
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Kelly, is it possible to change the thread title? Or should I just remember that going forward?

Date Posted: 4/17/2010 11:07 PM ET
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BTW, is there any way to hide this thread from Deb so we don't corrupt her futher? ;(

Cathy ... edit your thread title to include something to effect of "No Debs allowed!" :P

ROFL -- truly. (Also putting you all on "ignore" status!)

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 9:10 AM ET
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If devils weren't allowed, I'd be out on my ear.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 10:09 AM ET
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ROFL -- truly. (Also putting you all on "ignore" status!) 

Can't say we never warned you did we? Devils, the lot of us.

PS, I am really really enjoying A Memory of Lions.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 12:32 PM ET
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(Hands over ears): "I'm not listening!"

(or more accurately, hands over eyes): "I'm not seeing!"

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 1:25 PM ET
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Deb, it's really really really really good.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 1:39 PM ET
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I read his "Lord of Sunset" and liked it a lot. He reminded me a bit of Cornwell; no magic, realistic and gritty battle scenes, lots of action. My kind of book!

I need to check out some of the other books. I'm sure I'd like them too.

Date Posted: 4/18/2010 2:00 PM ET
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Deb, it's really really really really good.

Misfit -- did you write something? I can't see.

 

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Date Posted: 4/19/2010 8:56 AM ET
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OOPS!



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Date Posted: 4/19/2010 2:05 PM ET
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Is it working Deb?

I did finish and enjoyed it a lot. I've placed a hold at the library for his book on Harold Godwinsson. I hear it's awesome.

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 2:24 PM ET
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http://www.tshirttrauma.com/img/Thumbnails/Social/Devil%20Woman_tn.jpg

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 3:31 PM ET
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Always willing to corrupt others as they have corrupted me

Date Posted: 4/19/2010 3:38 PM ET
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I had Sherwood on my RL but now I've gone and added a number more of his books. 

I need a clone that I can send to work in my place, to earn the paycheck, so that I can just read all day, every day.



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