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A book so good

by Kay~Kacey on 7/20/2007

Have you ever read a book so good, that it made you not want to read another one? Or watch a movie, or TV show or anything? Because you’re still into the imaginary world. Into the characters. You can still feel that community alive. Still feel what those characters went through. Parts of the book play over and over in your mind?

I read a book like that and finished it a few days ago. An older book by Barbara Samuel It was called a Piece of Heaven. Her characters were so real. The setting was so THERE for me. I could feel I was there in Taos with the characters. And I didn’t want to leave. Okay, I sound like a fan girl here, but the book was just that good. Luscious word choice. Just a great read.

I know I’ll read another book soon, but right now I’m just wallowing in the families and characters from that book and I’m not ready to leave.

Have you ever read a book like that? Or have an author that does that to you?

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Michelle Willingham July 20, 2007 at 10:17 am

I got sucked into the JR Ward books. They are so addictive!:dance:

Tori Lennox July 20, 2007 at 10:43 am

For me it would be Shanna Swendson’s Enchanted Inc.. I read it in one fell swoop and immediately wanted to read it again right then. I have NEVER wanted to do that before.

Melissa July 20, 2007 at 2:26 pm

YES. Several, in fact. You just want to exist in that world for a little longer, savor every moment because it was so real. The characters become a part of your lives. It’s amazing.

Here’s a few that have done that for me:

Rosalind Laker’s TREE OF GOLD
Dean Koontz’s THE WATCHERS
Greg Iles’s BLACK CROSS

Suzanne July 20, 2007 at 3:30 pm

When I read a book like that, it just kills me and I think I can’t write anymore!

Margery July 21, 2007 at 5:02 am

I hate it when I read a book like that. Makes me think I should give up writing completely and just scrap my computer.

Rene July 21, 2007 at 7:13 pm

Dean Koontz’ “Odd Thomas” comes to mind. Charlaine Harris’ Sookie Stackhouse does the same. I’m sure there are more, but those are the ones that really hit me.

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