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December 12, 2007



Well, Nicholas, as you might have guessed, I've read Misery! I've actually just finished writing a chapter on it, and you're quite right - it was due to be published as a Bachman book, but the pseudonym was blown beforehand. It's a fascinating read, and one I seem to find a lot to write about. I actually have a journal article published about just Anne Wilkes' scrapbook! Great book! I'm ashamed to say that I haven't read any of the others. I always think I'm quite well-read until I read your book lists!

Chelle Y.

You need to post a picture of your library someday! Now, that would be a sight to see! :)

Comedy Plus

Infidel and Misery are two of my favorites. Some of these I haven't read yet. So many books, so little time. Again, well done as always. Have a great TT. :)

SJ Reidhead

As usual, one of the best TT!

The Pink Flamingo

Milan - zzz

Oh Infidel is probably the best read this year and (as I said on my blog) one of the most important books I've read!
I'm not trying to advertise my blog here but if you're interested here is my review:



Aack! I haven't read any. Hanging my head in shame. I do want to read Infidel though.


I haven't read any?! Which one do you think -- which one should I read first?


Although I haven't read any of these, I am familiar with "Disraeli" and "Misery". I like the premise of "Dillinger". I didn't realize that Jack Higgins wrote under the "Harry Patterson" pseudonym.


The one I have read is Misery. Though many sound interesting...especially Infidel. Happy Wednesday

Tilly Greene

Well crumb! I haven't read one of them, although I have 'Infidel' on my TBR pile and I think the ARC of 'Stonehenge' is still floating around. Oh, and no, 'Slide' will never, ever, be aloud to cross my threshold - although the cutie might try and sneak it in!


Wings sounds like a good book.

You're right; double yolks are supposed to be good luck.

Happy TT. Thanks for stopping by.

No Nonsense girl

I only read misery... :S

Happy TT Nicholas!!!!


Out of all of them, I've only read Misery.

Happy TT!


Haven't read any of these. But I did see and enjoy Misery. I think Kathy Bates is from my old home-town of Memphis (smile). Love her work and King's.

Nicole Austin

Another great book list! Now you need a list with Christmas words in the titles. *g*

Leslie Dicken

Yeah, I'm like everyone else - I've only read "Misery." Your collection is amazing!!


Circus is one of my favorites. I love Alistair MacLean.

When my husband and I were engaged he worked on the family farm, spending hours on the tractor. I read the entire book to him on cassette tapes so he would have something to occupy his mind while he drove. It took three full front and back cassettes.

The Gal Herself

As I was scrolling down, I realized that this would be the week you got me. Haven't read a single one of these one-word titles. Not even Misery. Oh well, it was bound to happen one of these weeks. Thanks for stopping by my TT.

On a Limb with Claudia

I grew up reading these paperback books. Every week, I look forward to remembering another paperback. I used to read them... gosh everywhere.... I think I checked them out from the library. Thanks Nicolas!

Happy TT!

Nap Warden

I've read Misery...that book was grisley...Way better than the movie. I guess I can say that about all Stephen King books!


As usual Nicholas, another interesting book list! Sadly, I haven't read any of them!


I haven't read any of them - but I do like Star Trek.

Happy TT-13!




Nope, havent read any of them. How about Cell by Stephen King?? Happy TT and thanks for stopping by:)


I've always wanted to know more about Disraeli. Was it good?

Linda R. Moore

I've read "Misery". I think "Infidel" is something I should read. Is the Stonehenge one by the guy who wrote "Sarum?" If so, I'm reading that now.

My TTs will be up early tomorrow morning. Probably just two this week--RV and Roads.


I haven't read any of them. Sigh...

My T13 post is up, come check it out if you get a chance. :)


Girlie books, forsooth! Could it be...."Disraeli"???


Hi Nicolas :)

Do you throw in King books just so I feel included? That's so sweet. LOL

We should talk soon.

Happy Thursday.



I have never read any of thos books I may have to read alide it sounds like a good read Happy Holidays & Happy TT

Ivan Girl

seems like Infidel, Stonehenge and Secrets are very interesting titles.

i'll check them out once i've finished my TBR pile.

thanks for visiting my T13.


Have to admit I haven't met a single one of these, though I have seen Misery, which isn't typical of me because I tend to stay away from that sort of film (the kind that might induce nightmares). I've installed a Mr. Linky today but was having trouble with it when you came by. I've disabled "no follow" so you do have a link with my blog, but if you want other people to see you, do feel free to come in and fill out the Mr. Linky form. Sorry didn't get back to you sooner - hadn't realized the week is practically finished already!


I've read Circus , Probe (Trekkie as I am), Dillinger, Stonehenge, Infidel (in Dutch), Misery and Slide. Not all girlie, but I have a broad taste in books. My hubby says "if it has letters, she'll read it!". ;-)


The one-word title really packs a punch. I wonder if the writers or the marketing crew pick titles these days?


I never read any of these books, however SLIDE does look interesting. Happy TT.

Anglophile Football Fanatic

Oh, I think I'd love the Disraeli. Famous for his wife's "He married me for my money" as well as Victoria's adoration. And, Circus sounds very good, too. Thanks Nicholas. I may have to check a few out.


Sadly, I have not read any of these. It is quite a list.
Thanks for stopping by my T13.

AtomiK Kitten

Secrets I would probably read.....Probe...mmm..not so much.

Rian Fike

That would be a very valuable exercise for my students... what is the best one-word title, and what would a new one be if you wrote it.

Fascinating, thanks.


Ooh, "Infidel". That on is on my "to read" list. And I see "Misery", so you got the Annie Wilkes reference!

Thanks for checking me out this week! Happy TT!

Adelle Laudan

That's quite the diverse collection. I also have read Misery.
Happy Holidays!


Nick, all of your posts on books is getting me thinking about posting a TT on books too... soon, very very soon :P

Jenny McB

Another one hanging her head here. I stopped reading Stephen King after I couldn't get through Pet Cemetery, even though the Stand is one of my all time favorites.

I think my son the history/political science/english major would enjoy all of these books. I tend to jump around genres, getting stuck on one for year, now I am into the light and fluffy Chick lit books.
Thanks for stopping by!


*gasp* I haven't read any of these! I think I'll put Maclean on my to-look-for list, though.


Thanks for visiting my TT.

“Stonehenge” by BERNARD CORNWELL is a GREAT book. Not only did I enjoy it my 16 year old son loved it as well. We both love anything Bernard Cornwell writes. And his series about the American Civil War is excellent. He really gets into the REAL reasons for the war.


wow none of them:<


Nicholas, Misery is a favorite of mine! And then the movie, oh goodness, fantastic! Did you list Stephen King's "Christine?" Another fantastic book!

I have "Infidel" on my reading list.
Thanks for visiting me! And yes "A Christmas Carol" is a little pearl from Dickens...


I found INFIDEL to be riveting. I'd been following Hirsi Ali's story before the book came out.

Completely at the other end of the spectrum, that cover of PROBE cracks me up. The cover art implies something else entirely. :)


Great list, and thanks so much for stopping by! :) You must LOVE to read :)


I was looking at my list of unread books and I have quite a lot of one-word titles too. My TT this week is books with winter-themed titles. :)


Ahhhh, Misery! An interesting book and a great movie!


It was bound to happen. This time I haven't read a single one. Although I did see the movie Misery. :-D


I've read Misery. Hubby probably has Probe around here somewhere too.


OmG! Misery. What a book. :) :)

Dane Bramage

I have not read a single Trek novel and I don't have a problem with them. I am going to boycott the new Trek film with new (younger) actors playing the characters of the original series.

I will have to get Infidel though. I know Hirsi Ali's story is a facinating one. For a while she lived here in the states after Van Gogh's death.

Thanks for visiting my T13 #60: 13 Things I Want for Christmas But Will Never Get


I've not read any of those yet, but Infidel sounds like a good read - I might try to get hold of a copy. I'm off fiction at the moment, for some reason. BTW - Doctor Who is partly filmed in Swansea and the Gower Peninsula. Thanks for the visit - happy TT!


Well, I haven't read any of them. So, I guess it's time to broaden my horizons.

Thanks for visiting my TT!


You have a tremendous amount of books, lol. I have only read Misery (there isn't anything by him I haven't read)although, once again I am unsure, I may have read the Stonehenge one but I never know until I start reading the first page...

Happy TT

Michael Adams

Nicholas, I think you may have had the upper hand in knowing which "one" people had read! But, I'll forgive. I'm gonna have to start reading more, or at least branch away from sci-fi/fantasy.

Matthew James Didier

As someone who studies certain aspects of the paranormal... including reports of alien abductees... the title "Probe" should be next to "Misery" in my estimation.


I feel very sad that the only one i've read is Misery.
I should remedy that!


i haven't read any of those. are all of these yours? you must have a lot of books based on your TT's. have a good one. :)

Carrie Lofty

Lessee... I have Atonement (McEwan), Dune (Herbert), Persuasian (Austen), Foundation (Asimov), Silk (Baricco), Candide (Voltaire), Dubliners (Joyce)... seems like I need to do a 13 of this myself.


i have only read misery...and it was awesome!

Amy Shipp

Very interesting list! I liked it... Happy TT to you.

Crimson Wife

I'm a bit embarrassed to admit that "Misery" is the only one on your list that I've read. Actually, that and "The Stand" are the only 2 Stephen King novels I've ever read. They weren't quite as fluffy as I'd expected given his reputation.


Ohh, I loved Misery! Excellent book.


I'm sure I helped to make you right in your prediction...Misery was the only one I have read!


Hello! Pseudo rains are man made rain.


I think I would like to read Secrets.
Thanks for stopping by my blog
Have a great weekend:)


Infidel looks interesting, but Probe's the only one I've read.

I'm guessing you thought everybody would have read Infidel?

Tiffany Aller

I've read "Misery" and "Moonfleet" - you really need to get the latter off your TBR list and READ IT! You'll enjoy!


I was almost mortified I hadn't read a single book on the list...but then I saw Misery. I did that one. Wasn't that a great story?

I'm more into romantic fiction of the 'tarty' kind. No wonder I only saw these titles on my husband's piles of books.


I haven't read any of them, but "Infidel" and "Wings" sound interesting. "Slide" might give me nightmares, so I'll likely give that one a miss.


Cool list. :) My humans have read "Stonehenge" - an excellent book. :)


I am ruining your stats here because I haven't read any of these books...couldn't even watch "Misery", I had to walk away every so often (it was on TV), so I am not willing to read the book. "Infidel" would be interesting to read but I am afraid it would leave me a bitter taste...
Excellent list as always!


Now you've got me looking at my bookshelves--scanning for one word titles. I don't find even one! Thanks for stopping by my TT.


I read Misery, although I had to take several breaks from it. Steven King is the kind of writer who you need breaks from. After I finished reading IT (all 1000 pages of IT) I was forced to give it away as I couldn't sleep with it in the house. I love Alistair MacLean too, I've read most of his books including Circus. His style is so distinctive and great. I read Mary Stuart (especially her older books) because of the same sort of individual style. Plus she has the most incredible vocabulary!


GREAT list. My mom is the one who is the reader in the family! Unbelievably, I've read a few of these books! Yes, I'm amazed as well!

Always a great list. Happy belated TT! xoxo

MamaArcher you OWN a library!!??

LOL! Great list!

Andi & Stien

Oh, I've read Moonfleet! A few years ago, actually. But I remeber I had fun with it ;-)
Happy TT!

Moondancer Drake

Infidel is definatly something I need to add to my TBR list

Candy Minx

Some of these covers are really amazing. I have Infidel! But that's the only book on the list...some I am not aware of although I did go through a phase of reading "disaster novels"...have you read The Road by Cormac McCarthy...a little twist on disaster novels...

I am just so blown away by these lists and covers now that I understand these are from your personal collection. Incredible!

Can you do one about animals?


Well, I suppose if I decide to write a book, maybe one word for the title is the way to go. You've lodged the concept in my brain forever! :~D

Mary Emken

The only one that I've read on your list is Secrets,sorry. The history channel had some thing on Stonehenge it was quite interesting.

Yes Nick, lets have a picture of your library.

You also need to open your own book store.;)


My dear friend I wish you I lived near you. I would never have to visit the library. :o)

The only one I have read is Misery. Of all teh books you listed I am most interested in, "Stonehenge". I have a strong interests in such things.

Wishing you a great weekend. I am hoping for snow this weekend. :o)~

Take care.

Your friend,

J. Lynne

I've read Probe but for the life of me I can't recall what the plot was. I gave away all of my Trek books years ago and the only two I kept were Dreadnaught and it's sequel. I also liked Ishmael -- wish I kept that one too.

I've read about Ayan Hirsi Ali, but I didn't know about the book. As you might imagine, I'm a big fan of her work. I'm very excited to find that it's available as an unabridged audiobook. I might take it with me on the plane next week. That or Carrie.


Sadly the only one on that list that I have read is Probe. At least it was a reasonable decent follow up to Star Trek 4

My first Thursday Thirteen is posted on my blog


Hey! Thanks for stopping by my blog. You have a ton of books mister! WOW! I will be back next Thursday to see what you have in store next time. :)


Haven't read any of them, but Disraeli, Stonehenge, and Infidel sound pretty good. :)


Great list!
And do read Moonfleet.
You'll like it!

Susan Helene Gottfried

Damn. I'm late to visit you this week; sorry about that! It's been crazy around here!

I think I might like to read Infidel. But I don't know; I'm not a big nonfiction fan and it sounds heavy. But important as hell.

And Misery? LOVED it!

Daisy Dexter Dobbs

Looks like I'm with the majority here. The only one I've read is Misery. I'm a big Stephen King fan (and Bachman too). This was a wonderful, thoughtful list!

Thanks for stopping by my TT!

Dancin' Fool

Hello! Nope, not read any of those. Which book are you expecting to be the hot favourite and which would you recommend?

By the way excellent previous TT. They should all be Christmas songs! In fact I feel compelled to write them, in blues style!

Hope you get to go camping sometime soon. BYE for now!


I've read several on your list this time of the one word book titles!! Have you checked your collection for 2 word titles yet!!?
Happy TT and thanks for visiting!


I'm actually reading a book with a one word title right now, Wicked.


I'm actually reading a book with a one word title right now, Wicked.

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