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Starting this month, John Saul offers readers his ultimate tale of terror--one piece at a time. Beginning with An Eye for an Eye: The Doll, the Blackstone Chronicles brings to eerie life ...
Starting this month, John Saul offers readers his ultimate tale of terror--one piece at a time. Beginning with An Eye for an Eye: The Doll, the Blackstone Chronicles brings to eerie life the small New England town of Blackstone--and the dark secrets and sins that lay buried there. (Fiction--Horror)
Q: How has the computer affected your writing career? Do you feel more, or less, in touch with your audience?
A: I've always been a fairly lazy writer, which meant that prior to PCs I tended to rewrite sentences (or paragraphs) with new ones of exactly the same length, allowing me to physically cut and paste but avoid retyping entire pages. With the advent of the computer I can cut and paste electronically! It's wonderful! I also increasingly use the Net for research, thus saving myself innumerable trips to the library.
The World Wide Web has allowed me to get much closer to my fans. Though I enjoy computers a great deal and have been working with them for almost 17 years now, I didn't fully realize the potential of a web site until Ballantine Books and Random House put together the Blackstone Chronicles site. That site completely altered the reading experience, and I'm constantly amazed at what is happening at the Red Hen Diner on the Blackstone site. People are moving into Blackstone, getting jobs, making friends, and literally becoming part of a town that, until the web site, existed only in my own mind and on the printed page. Blackstone now exists as a cybertown and has taken on a new reality for many of the readers of the Chronicles. Beyond that, many fans have written to me over the Net, which gives me an instant reaction to my work.
Q: What, in your mind, is the most useful household gadget/tool/appliance ever invented?
A: The telephone. I'm able to keep in touch with those I care about and tell solicitors and annoying people to go to hell without them punching me in the face.
Q: Tell us about the greatest road trip you have ever been a part of.
A: I truly love cruising the highways. Now I own a motor home, and I enjoy zipping along the interstate watching cars scatter as I switch lanes. Great trips: the North Cascade Highway, east to west across America and Canada, driving through sheep herds in New Zealand, the Going to the Sun Highway in Montana, the Wasatch Plateau in Utah, the Coast Highway in Oregon and California, the Hana Highway on Maui, driving up the Fraser Valley in British Columbia. I love it all, whether I'm driving a convertible with my stereo blasting or in my motor home in search of a humble RV park jammed with a million kids
Posted December 9, 2012
I love these books. John Saul is my favorite author. I am currently on the fourth book and have been reading a book in the series each day.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 27, 2007
I read all of the six books and fell in love wiyh john saul. I read them back in 199?. My girlfriend gave me two at a time to read. The next day i would be begging for the next two. Read it. You will love them. Celeste longWas this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted September 26, 2002
This is the one of first 6 worderful, exciting, series of books. (blackstone chronicle) I read this series for the first time 4 years ago. And I am current reading the new book were all 6 parts were placed in one great book.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.