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The Stretching Bookshelf . . .

B.Lloyd

first registered 30.09.08

last online 52 days ago

. . .or should that be the Convertible Elastic Bookshelf . . .

Newest Additions on page 19 !


Latest discoveries on page 11, 13,14 & 15 & 18!

(New Additions on page 3, 6, 8, 9 and 10 !Smile

While I am backing some old favourites until A) they reach the desk B)they get picked up by an agent or published outside Autho or explode, disntegrate etc, I am putting this thread up in support of books which I would like to back when space permits.
This is a Stretching Bookshelf, so feel free to add. I shall try to bump this every day , and when I don't get around to it, would much appreciate others bumping in support of the books on here . . . (oh, and not forgetting to peek at my present bookshelf, of course ! Wink )

Special Addition to the World War section, newly up on Authonomy:

http://authonomy.com/books/48707/handbook-on-killing/ by Anthony Saunders, military historian :

A plain-English guide to weapons, wounds and death

Weapons, fights, death and injury occur in fiction of every genre. Writing believable fight scenes is not easy, though. Writing believable death scenes is even harder. Yet, improbable fights with preposterous killings push readers out of the narrative and send them away dissatisfied. It all comes down to plausibility.

With this book, you can bridge the plausibility gap.

Handbook on Killing puts weapons into historical context, explains the nature of the injuries they caused, and shows how they used in combat, both on the battlefield and in single combat.

WARNING: contains graphic descriptions


First : 2 WWI novels and 2 WW2 novels :

The Circling Song by Russell Cruse
http://www.authonomy.com/books/26518/the-circling-song/read-book/#chapter

Someone has managed to reconcile quantum mechanics and relativity; unfortunately, he’s a Private in the British Army and he’s dug in on the Somme.

and

Presumed Killed by Steven Wyatt
http://www.authonomy.com/books/1716/presumed-killed/read-book/#chapter

The trenches were only a taste of hell. It took a woman to teach him the real meaning of pain.

The WW2 novels are: Bravo’s Veil by Michael Croucher
http://www.authonomy.com/books/5310/bravo-s-veil/read-book/?chapterid=48029#chapter

‘A beautiful billeting official sends a young evacuee on an errand that embroils him in a fierce struggle against German saboteurs .’

AND

Shalini Boland's A Shirtful of Frogs
http://www.authonomy.com/books/18098/a-shirtful-of-frogs/read-book/#chapter
'The life of a WW2 evacuee collides with the cossetted world of a boy from the present day, in this timeslip adventure.'



Next, a newcomer, only been here a few days, but was recommended on another thread by Cariad, and I went and looked . . .several chapters later, I was still there :


Out of Time by L F Moore

http://www.authonomy.com/books/33181/out-of-time/read-book/?chapterid=315863#chapter

The world ends tomorrow. Frank and Eris shift from a steampunk past to a flesh-formed future. A time-travel thriller for age 9-12.

Frank (12) hates being called a freak. His perfect twin sister, Eris, only makes him feel worse. By night, Frank dreams of a Clockwork Empire, a future city made of flesh and the collapse of civilization. By day, he spends his time in the Learning Support Unit, trying to stop Mental Mike jabbing him with the special scissors.

When Frank starts seeing things that shouldn’t exist, he starts to wonder what his inventor father is working on in the cellar.


Then, next to these on the shelf are two novels about vampires with a difference : you are not confronted with plates of gore, this is vampirism with taste and finesse, developing personalities over and above mere sensationalism - they are :


Gev Sweeney’s Salutaris
http://www.authonomy.com/books/24225/salutaris/read-book/#chapter
‘What he did and what he was were nothing compared to what he would become.’


and The Song of Ornaments
http://www.authonomy.com/books/32387/the-song-of-ornaments/
‘I must accept that the man dying on the shore, cradled in the stench of silt, has earned what he’s always desired: the end of a life of pain and poverty and neverending labor.

I wish I could believe it.’

And to add some excellent comedy to the proceedings :
Schroedinger’s Caterpillar by Zane Stumpo (sorry, my laptop won’t do umlauts)
http://www.authonomy.com/books/31339/schr-dinger-s-caterpillar/read-book/#chapter
‘Help! My book’s been hijacked by a deranged narrator! He’s turned an exploration of parallel universes into a total farce. Now I look completely ridiculous.’
Seriously funny.

There will be more. As I say, feel free to add. And bump.

Keep meaning to add this too, Kit-lit themed : http://www.authonomy.com/forums/threads/70048/furry-bookshelf-with-whiskers-/


Posted: 25/04/2011 23:05:29
Last Edit: 19/11/2012 00:51:00 by B.Lloyd

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Richard Maitland

first registered 27.08.09

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I have a great tendresse for Last Days of the Transitional Objects Institute (by alias miss ferkit) and I'd like to recommend it to everyone.

It looks like a children's book. It most certainly isn't. It is heart-breaking and funny and very, very clever.


Posted: 25/04/2011 23:29:15

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B.Lloyd

first registered 30.09.08

last online 52 days ago

Good one.
http://www.authonomy.com/books/14459/last-days-of-the-transitional-objects-institute/read-book/#chapter

I did start reading it, it was the teddy bear that got to me. :'( Too sad. I am a wuss tabby. So i went and sat under the teacosy until i felt safer. Really clever idea, well executed.


Posted: 25/04/2011 23:53:02
Last Edit: 26/04/2011 00:10:15 by B.Lloyd

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B.Lloyd

first registered 30.09.08

last online 52 days ago

And thanks for adding

Posted: 25/04/2011 23:53:19

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B.Lloyd

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last online 52 days ago

Midnight bump

Posted: 26/04/2011 00:09:12

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M. A. McRae.

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Have a look at this one. I thought it brilliant. She only joined in February.
Julie Shaw, (Jue Shaw) ‘Canterbury Warriors’
http://www.authonomy.com/books/31148/canterbury-warriors/


Posted: 26/04/2011 00:33:32

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Zane Stumpo

first registered 28.09.10

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Thrilled to be in such company. Thanks! I must check out the others on your list - Zane

Posted: 26/04/2011 00:58:15

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Groaner

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Wish some of these shelves would stretch far enough to fit mine on Sad Sad Sad

Posted: 26/04/2011 01:02:14

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Geveret

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B!!!!!! THANK YOU!!!!!! MWA!!!!!!!
http://www.authonomy.com/forums/threads/75757/thank-you-b-lloyd-/


Posted: 26/04/2011 01:03:40

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Geveret

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I have a great tendresse for Last Days of the Transitional Objects Institute (by alias miss ferkit) and I'd like to recommend it to everyone.

It looks like a children's book. It most certainly isn't. It is heart-breaking and funny and very, very clever. <nolink>close quotes</nolink>

Ditto!

Posted: 26/04/2011 01:04:37

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