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Stephen Melling

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  1. At school we were 'forced' to read Joby, a kind of Loving, A kestrel for a Knave, Lord of the Flies and Of Mice and Men. Gotta say, I loved them all apart from A kind of Loving. As an A-level student I was forced to read Death of a Salesman, Richard the III, The French Lieutenant's Woman and The Wife of Bath, Prologue and Tale. Only the Wife of Bath left me feeling grubby!! Although I've been lent books by enthusiastic friends and reading said books felt like pugatory.
  2. James Herbert

    My favourites are Fluke, The Magic Cottage and Shrine. James Herbert once told me(in a letter)that Rats was the first story he wrote and he took it through only one draft.
  3. Really bad jokes

    What's brown and funny? Clown poo
  4. Martial Arts

    I studied Tang Soo Do under Master Hedges at Fulwood. Lots of leg stretching!
  5. Sci-Fi short story collection

    Sounds very Ray Bradbury-esque to me...
  6. Quotes from Books

    Always loved this one. "Women are made to be loved not understood." by Oscar Wilde
  7. How many books do you own?

    Just realised...almost impossible to count. :readingtwo: :readingtwo:
  8. Greetings from Preston, Lancs.,

    Just a quick hello. My name's Stephen Melling and I love to read read read. I also write, but I read far more than I ever write. The book club forum appears well-rounded and pretty diverse. Interesting place to read and post.
  9. Looking for new horror authors

    Excellent selection!
  10. Looking for new horror authors

    Makes Perfect Sense. Heart Shaped Box actually comes across as Clive Barker-esque!
  11. Top 5 English footballers ever.

    A Tom Finney fan from the Fylde coast???!!!
  12. Looking for new horror authors

    Just started Heart Shaped Box myself. Seems pretty good so far. Clive Barker's Books of Blood series is definitely worth a look.
  13. The Last Film You Saw ~ Part 2

    DVD. The Howling, 1981. As good today as it's always been.
  14. Greetings from Preston, Lancs.,

    Thanks for the welcome messages! Yes, Chorley is just up the road from me. But they're all very posh up in Chorley! Nice pubs and gardens and no one ever splits the infinitive.
  15. Short stories!

    Anything by Ray Bradbury. Also... Clive Barker's books of Blood.................Jaqueline Ess Salinger's For Esme, with Love and Squalor....Title story Anything by H.G Wells.........................Time Machine Anything by Ramsey Campbell...................The Companion Stephen King's Night Shift....................Night Surf Anything by Hemingway Anything by Roald Dahl
  16. Favorite Poet?

    My favourites change with the, well, with the tides. John Betjeman's A Subaltern's Love Song is a particular favourite. I like The Raven, The Love Song of J Alfred Prufrock, William Blake(I like the use of it in Bladerunner, though the poem was deliberately misquoted)Mmmmm. Could go on for quite a bit here...
  17. I think the Narnia tales in Primary School. Particularly The Lion, The Witch and the Wardrobe. First horror book was a pulp paperback called Spiders by Richard Lewis. I read this only once but can still remember lines from the narrative!
  18. Heart shaped box-Joe Hill

    I've just bought this and I'm seriously looking forward to reading it.
  19. Your Favourite Stephen King Novels

    I totally agree with you. I love that line...
  20. I want a good holiday read

    Lord of the Flies is not a bad holiday read. I read it in Florida. The climate added to the book's atmosphere.