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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 80.5.8.49
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:05 am:   

I hope this isnít rubbing salt in any wound (is is very thoughtless the way us writers crow about success), but I was idly flicking through the FutureFire review section (I should be slaving over a hot text book but I do get so distracted sometimes) and found this review of my novel "Axe". It actually brought a lump to my throat. I have never ever been given a review like this and for it to be for this particular book is overwhelming. "Axe" may be a head-down horror story but it is the first one I ever wrote and even though it took 23 years to finish, it is something straight out of my soul which I donít really understand myself. If you can bring yourself to read it, it's here...

http://reviews.futurefire.net/2012/09/grimwood-axe.html
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.40.215
Posted on Saturday, January 26, 2013 - 11:41 am:   

Very nice - well done Terry. Sounds like I may have to pick up a copy.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 90.199.246.199
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 08:05 pm:   

Dear Mick

If you do decide to purchase a papaerback copy of "Axe", it would be cheaper to buy one straight from me.

Thanks for the well done. I was so pleased I just had to share it.

Cheers
Terry
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.180.40.215
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 09:29 pm:   

In that case I'll take a copy, m'man! If you just click on my name above it should allow you to email me.
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Joel (Joel)
Username: Joel

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 2.30.203.85
Posted on Sunday, January 27, 2013 - 10:29 pm:   

Well done, Terry! It's great when a reviewer not only likes a book but engages sympathetically with its themes and ideas.
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Thomasb (Thomasb)
Username: Thomasb

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 75.25.141.120
Posted on Monday, January 28, 2013 - 07:53 pm:   

Nice going, Terry!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 01:17 pm:   

Congrats, Terry. That sounds great!

The theme puts me in mind of one of my best reads of last year, 'The Doubleman' (1985), by Australian author, C.J. Koch. It too is set in the world of rock 'n' roll (in the 50s-60s) and plays with the supernatural Faustian pact idea, while really being about friendship, passion, ambition, betrayal, redemption and the ultimate price of success. I think you'd get a lot out of it.
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 80.5.8.49
Posted on Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 09:19 pm:   

Thanks Stevie, I'll check it out.

Cheers
Terry
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 86.183.79.10
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 10:02 am:   

Just finished 'Axe' and thought it an excellent read, well deserving of the review linked in Terry's first post. Looking forward to the next novel now!
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 12:05 pm:   

Thanks for your help with the iPad, Mick. One more question. Is there any way of dragging the Apps icons between home screen pages? If you know what I mean? I'd like to get all the Apps of each particular kind on their own page.
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Mick Curtis (Mick)
Username: Mick

Registered: 03-2008
Posted From: 195.59.115.60
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 03:26 pm:   

Hi Stevie - yep, just tap and hold any icon, then they'll all start wiggling. Once they're doing that you can move any icon to any screen by dragging an icon to the left or right edge then waiting a moment until the scree scrolls across. Also, if you drop one icon on top of another you can create folders.
Another thing to note, if you find your iPad running a little bit sluggishly, double-click the 'home' button and you'll get a list of running apps at the bottom; if you then tap and hold one you'll get little crosses on the top left corner of each, and if you tap those crosses it'll shut each app down.
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Stevie Walsh (Stephenw)
Username: Stephenw

Registered: 03-2009
Posted From: 194.32.31.1
Posted on Thursday, February 14, 2013 - 06:00 pm:   

Thanks, Mick!
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Mbfg (Mbfg)
Username: Mbfg

Registered: 09-2010
Posted From: 80.5.8.49
Posted on Friday, February 15, 2013 - 10:08 pm:   

And thanks for your kind words Mick. Much appreciated.

The next novel...Battling to finish my half of a new electrical installation text book at the moment, due to be finished by the end of March. Then I'll throw myself back to writing fiction like a kid in a sweet shop.

Oh, almost forgot, Spectral will be releasing my long short story "Soul Masque" in June.

Sorry, enough about me.

Cheers
Terry

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