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Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch

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Subject: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. M
From: frogprince
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 09:43 PM

Jack Walsh, grandfather of Quebec writer T.B. Murdoch, died when Murdoch was twelve, but he returns to life for us in these vivid remembrances. Murdoch writes with simple grace, combining the hilarious, the deeply heartfelt, and occasionally the painful, with no dissonance. I may not be able to claim complete objectivity, since I've been priviliged to spend just enough time with the author to consider him a valued friend, but I sincerely recommend this as a highly enjoyable, and more than that very worthwhile, read for just about anyone.
The book is available here in various electronic download formats.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. M
From: bobad
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 09:53 PM

I have read the stories and I second what frogprince has said about them, a most delightful read, highly recommended.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: Joe Offer
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 10:48 PM

Is this "Thomas Bruce Murdoch" somebody we know?


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: katlaughing
Date: 16 Nov 11 - 11:50 PM

I knew about this coming. Glad to see it is out and ready for the world, now!! Congrats, Bruce!!

kat


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: Amos
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 09:19 AM

I say, T.B.!! Renown shall be yours!! Jolly well done!!


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: Jean(eanjay)
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 09:41 AM

I have this e-book and it is wonderful.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: fat B****rd
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 09:50 AM

Funny, moving, interesting and well worth anybody's attention.
A fan.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: frogprince
Date: 17 Nov 11 - 02:42 PM

In case that was a serious question, Joe...Yep. I didn't know about the T before, and I hadn't even caught the Thomas until I looked at the ordering site again after you included it.
                               D. Dean Elkins : )


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 10:36 AM

refreshify


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: gnu
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 01:52 PM

So... how do I order a hardcopy, Tom(?)?


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: Big Al Whittle
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 02:40 PM

well it sounds interesting. I haven't got a kindle - do I need one?


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: bobad
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 03:35 PM

If you go to the link given in the OP you will see that there are three formats in which the book can be downloaded. The Epub format can be read by several ebook readers that can be had by free download. The one recommended and to which a link is given at the Amaranth site is from Adobe. I have downloaded this reader and it is very good and easy to use, it enables you to read books on your computer or to print them out if you like.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: bobad
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 05:03 PM

If anyone would like to make a gift of a download to someone you can do so by contacting the publisher at mark(at)amaranthpublishing.com. He will send a link for a download, in the format you specify, to the recipient with a note that this is a gift from you. It makes for a nice gift to anyone who appreciates finely crafted stories.


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Subject: RE: Book review: The Grampy Tales, by T.B. Murdoch
From: Jeri
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 06:09 PM

I looked for and found an "ePub reader" add-on for Firefox. Free, works well.

I love the stories. I delayed finishing it and simply wished it could keep going forever.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: frogprince
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 07:08 PM

Yes, the Adobe Digital Editions linked at the book site is a small, quick download and works fine.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: gnu
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 07:16 PM

So... who is gonna GIFT me and accept a cheque by snailmail to cover their cost?


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: Bobert
Date: 18 Nov 11 - 08:50 PM

No paper copies???

B~


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: Rapparee
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 06:14 PM

It was released as I was leaving to go traveling; I fully intend to download when I get back.

Given the author I have NO doubt that they are the highest and brightest quality.


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: gnu
Date: 19 Nov 11 - 06:50 PM

Bobert... that what I asked. SURELY in this modern day of advanced technology I can get a HARDcopy? SOMEhow?

Then again... Bruce... can you send me a softcopy and I will send you a cheque? BUT... THIS time, cash the sucker as soon as you get it eh?


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: GUEST
Date: 21 Nov 11 - 01:54 PM

Thank you for your very kind comments. They mean a great deal to me.

TB Murdoch


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Subject: RE: BS: Book review:The Grampy Tales, by Bruce Murdoch
From: maeve
Date: 31 Dec 11 - 10:59 AM

Time for a refresh.

"The Grampy Tales" is warm and witty, and a delight to read. I downloaded the Adobe e-reader, and am savoring/savouring/enjoying every sentence. I will slip it into my TL's stack of books-in-progress so I can anticipate hearing his laughter ring throughout the yurt.

Yes, it needs to be published in paper form; something printed on quality paper to hold and show and enjoy long after the digital form is outdated. I'd also like to hear it in The Voice of The Author. Perhaps a story or two could be read during gigs? They'd be great for radio interviews.

For the time being, I'll print my own copy as I can afford the ink, a story or two at a time.

Thank you for the stories, the mental illustrations, and the laughter, friend TB, (and thanks to Mark of Amaranth Publishing for making it possible for us to read this wonderful collection.)

Please Sir; May we have some more?

Maeve


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