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Ripper

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Ripper

Postby raasnio » Sun Feb 28, 2010 10:45 pm

Discuss the novel Ripper with fellow Sladists...
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Postby dreab trawets » Fri Mar 05, 2010 12:29 pm

“After my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment , the sound of my own blood gushing from my neck? That would be the best pleasure to end all pleasure. “
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Postby Tautriadelta » Wed Jul 28, 2010 5:10 pm

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Postby dreab trawets » Sat Jul 31, 2010 4:52 pm

I still think, sod headhunter, make Ripper..

Imagine Tarantino doing that one, or my personal favourite... Wes Craven.
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Postby Tautriadelta » Mon Aug 02, 2010 1:44 pm

D.T you've got me drooling at the mention of those names, I bought a program that I can write scripts & screenplays, and my new pastime(hobby) is scripting Slade novels for myself.
when I finish one I'll send it to Slade (with a copy of program so he can read it).

on a side note am also a fan of David S. Goyer for scripting & directing XD, but Tarantino and Wes are in a league of their own :)
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Postby dreab trawets » Mon Aug 02, 2010 3:22 pm

Somebody must have some connections somewhere to get Wes Craven to have a look at it..

OOOH
What about both of them together..
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Postby Tautriadelta » Fri Aug 06, 2010 8:28 pm

well I'm extremely happy, I found on the net a Hardcover copy of Ripper that I ordered...it should be here in September the delivery said...one more book for you to sign Slade ;)
a particuliar sold it to me for like 10$ and 15$ shipping...was expecting to pay more but hey...in my eyes...worth so much more XD

well I got it ahead of time and it's the Hodder & Stoughton edition 1st print and on the back sleeve I can see the HC covers for all the previous books under that edition,quite nice
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Postby dreab trawets » Tue Sep 28, 2010 7:16 pm

question for you guv..

At the back of ripper, you say....
"A tip of the hat to the anvil chorus"
and
"to Chris and Barney who conjure Slade"

who are they?
are they still about?
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Postby Slade » Tue Sep 28, 2010 8:38 pm

The Anvil Chorus is a group of friends who hammer out potential flaws in the novels. The name comes from this:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anvil_Chorus

Chris and Barney were professionals publishing Slade at that time.
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Re: Ripper

Postby jellybelly » Tue Feb 21, 2012 2:00 pm

Only 30 or so pages in but an observation not a question...remember one of the questions i asked in the Cutthroat topic, "ambiguous or obvious ?", well i have the answer now, didn't expect it to be honest, you really are unlike most other authors aren't you Mr. Slade, you have the guts to do things to characters that other authors probably wouldn't :o

I do however have a question this early into the book but as it ties in with other books i am unsure whether to ask...yes, yawn, it concerns Spann again ha,ha, i'll wait for now...
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Re: Ripper

Postby raasnio » Tue Feb 21, 2012 4:01 pm

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Re: Ripper

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Re: Ripper

Postby dreab trawets » Wed Feb 22, 2012 10:28 pm

Ripper is what bought me back to locked room mysteries..

There is a section in multi media all about one of the best..
John Dickson Carr..

viewtopic.php?f=3&t=973

And its why I guessed quite early on about the first episodes of Whitechapel a couple of weeks ago..

Once you have eliminated the impossible, whatever is left, however improbable, must be the truth..

Or something like that..

And its why I love watching Jonathan Creek..
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Re: Ripper

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Re: Ripper

Postby dreab trawets » Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:34 pm

Personally J.B. I don't read them back to back..
Give yourself a week to digest the story, look back at things..

Settle your mind...then start on Zombie..

So much stuff happened in Ripper, and so much happens in Zombie that you may start crashing stories together..

Yes they all follow on from each other..
But so much happens, that when you read later books you end up thinking..

That didn't happen ..where did that come from?

Just a thought..
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