Nelson DeMille Message Board
Bruno DiTosto posts on 5/26/2005 3:03:34 PM
I see no informationon your next book. Please keep to first person. Your approach with this is very enjoyable.
Freda posts on 5/21/2005 3:29:59 PM
I have read all of his books except for the ones he wrote under other names. I would love to read those. I have enjoyed all of his books and love John Corey.
Carey posts on 5/14/2005 6:28:46 PM
Are you kidding me? This guy is a genius! He was in Boulder promoting "Up Country" in '02....he's witty, intelligent, articulate, sassy, and fun. Just like his latest books! I am an avid fan of N. DeMille. Can't tell you which is my favorite book, only because each one took me to a new level of understanding and questioning about what is happening in the world. I decided to read earlier works....I just finished "The Talbot Odyessy". Wow! Does this guy predict the future?? Or does he know LOTS that we don't????
Embrace his characters because they could be your neigbors!
Chuck Nugent posts on 5/14/2005 5:07:48 PM
I did a quick Google search on "Wilfort Weber" and came up with numerous references to that name on geneology sites (your post also appeared on the first page of results). Google also suggested a search using "Wolfort Webber" with a double "b" in Webber. When I clicked on this I got links to numerous sites offering "Wolfort Webber" by Washington Irving in e-book format and also found at least two free postings of the short story on the first two pages of results. It has been a number of years since I read "Plum Island" (it was my first DeMille book and it made me a fan) and I do not recall the reference to "Wolfert Webber (or Weber) and I did not take time to read the story by Irving online. However, it appears that DeMille did not make up the name.
Dr B Schenk posts on 5/13/2005 11:35:49 AM
I have read Plum Island, Gold Coast, Up Country, The General's Daughter, Cathedral, Night Fall, Lion's Game, Spencerville, and Mayday. With that said I realize I am certified as a DeMille fan. I realized the 5 star reveiw I gave to "Gold Coast" was not posted by Warner books on its web site.I said it was the best book I ever read. I am about to start the By the Rivers of Babylon today.
However, it was Up Country started it all for me. Someone who I served with in the 25th Infantry Division Hospital at Cu Chi called me and said ..."Hey Doc, I just finished this book Up Country by Nelson Demille. It's a must read" I read it and I was off to the races as a Demille fan. I recommend that any Viet Nam veteran who wishes to touch his soul with past memories know that this book will rekindle every emotion you own, both good and bad. Up Country took me back in a way that only someone like Nelson Demille who was there can do.
sarah rodrigues posts on 5/12/2005 7:24:33 AM
i would like to post a remark for anyone who has read these books and not liked them i have read them all except night fall and they are brilliant he is a fabulous writer and my favourite i am 19 and these are the first books ever to have an influence on me!! sarah
Rose, CT posts on 4/13/2005 4:16:00 PM
I really enjoyed this book. Knowing someone whose husband was on the plane made it all more real. Everything is plausible in this book.
I heard a few complaints about the ending before even reading the book.
I didn't have a problem with it. I think sometimes you just have to leave it to your imagination...the way old movies once did when they closed the door on a bedroom scene.
Good read. Recommended.
Elise Smith posts on 4/2/2005 1:09:28 PM
I have just started reading the novel "Up Country" by Nelson Demille.
As I was reading the book I could swear that I saw a very similar episode on television, especially about the young Vietnamese soldier witnessing the shooting by looking through an opening in an old building.
Did his story ever appear on television or a previous movie.
We have read almost all of his books, and really enjoy them.
David Taylor posts on 4/1/2005 12:32:03 PM
I would like to find out if Washington Irving ever created a character or work called "Wolfort Weber". I am aware of "Wolfort's Roost" but wonder if this reference to a pirate story was created by Nelson Demille or does it point to an actual work by Irving.
Dr Bertrand Schenk posts on 3/27/2005 7:13:00 PM
Horendous ending....I guess you could say the terroits position is presented and humanized. Kalil's family is killed on a raid over Libya...so he seeks and achieves revenge through three hundred pages of stalking and killing the good guys unless your a libyian...but I guess everybody wins sometime....nothing compared to Up Country, The General's Daughter, Plum Island, Spencerville, MayDay, ....i can't recommend this book . Hey , MAYBE WE CAN GET KAHLIL IN THE NEXT BOOK....BUT NELSON MIGHT GET Corey dead as well....
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