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by Hoyo de Monterrey
Sun 9 Jul, 2006 22:38:31
Forum: The Ka of Gifford Hillary
Topic: The Ka of Gifford Hillary
Replies: 3
Views: 7869

Re: The Ka of Gifford Hillary

If only all the novels I've read so far contained a similair warning. Then we skip to the parts containing the 'real' story and ignore the 'data dumps' which slow down his fiction. A fair point - but in most of the other novels DW's political agenda is presented in more easily digestible chunks. St...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Sat 8 Jul, 2006 19:46:57
Forum: General Topics
Topic: BBC 4 - THE HAUNTING OF TOBY JUGG
Replies: 16
Views: 43604

Initial reaction - delighted surprise.

On reading the list of characters - disquiet.

Let's see what happens, but with the BBC (Ban British Culture) I fear the worst.
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Sat 8 Jul, 2006 00:31:48
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 8760

Do I get the impression that the Duke and his companions rate OK? Sorry to see from another of your postings that you don't rate RB, though. Is it the character or the setting that puts you off? IMO Those Modern Musketeers are Wheatley's finest creation by a long way, and they feature in most of hi...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Tue 6 Jun, 2006 00:24:25
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's worst book
Replies: 11
Views: 10859

The worst DW book I have read is "Star of Ill Omen" - but even then, I kept turning the pages, which can't be too bad! I haven't read Linda Lee or The Fabulous Valley, so perhaps I'm over-critical of SOIO. On reading "Gateway to Hell", another contender for DW's worst (and certainly the worst of the...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Tue 6 Jun, 2006 00:04:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Wheatley's best book/short story/series
Replies: 13
Views: 8760

Well, as a newcomer to this site I think it's no bad thing to resurrect this thread. As far as I am concerned, DW's best book was unquestionably The Devil Rides Out. An absolute classic. Close behind is The Golden Spaniard - a superb page-turner of an adventure story, with an authentic historical ba...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 5 Jun, 2006 23:39:00
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 23485

PS Bob, if you should read this, excuse my cheek, but over at The Vault , I've penned a short story, featuring a character called 'Gregory Pendennis' who is (I hope) an 'affectionate lampoon' of a certain Black Magic Story author. I'd be interested in your opinion! Frank, Splendid stuff - but it po...
by Hoyo de Monterrey
Mon 29 May, 2006 00:44:09
Forum: General Topics
Topic: Decline of Dennis
Replies: 31
Views: 23485

I suspect that DW's books would still sell in their thousands if they were in print, but publishers and booksellers alike are afraid of transgressing the "rules" of the PC brigade and dare not publish them - more's the pity. Wheatley is still a cracking good read, and the only thing that really anno...

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