News Flash...New Book!!!!!!!!. "Homefront" will be released July 2005
>>By Broker (Saturday, 22 Jan 2005 22:09)
Hello all ....Anyone out there reading the Author.....Hello Welcome
>>By Broker (Tuesday, 25 Jan 2005 23:43)
Hey check this out......WWW.CHUCKLOGAN.COM
>>By Broker (Friday, 28 Jan 2005 00:36)
Hey there, Broker! Nice name!
Nice weblink too. Signed up for the auto-notices about Chuck Logan. :o)
Wonder if I'll get a notice that he's signing Homefront in Philly... (hey, it could happen!)...
>>By am-i-binned (Friday, 28 Jan 2005 06:00)
I'm gonna start reading Hunter's Moon - my first Logan experience thanx to a Fan ;-)
Cheers D. !!
>>By Lynn (Friday, 28 Jan 2005 12:21)
Welcome Lynn and AIB, I am so glad you two have joined me. Thanks to MG for setting this up for us!! Cheers MG!!!
Hunters Moon is Logans first book so enjoy Lynn, I know that you being from a foreign land (hahahha) that you will enjoy the story.
AIB I will ask that he get to Philly soon(though I have no pull with the author) (like you do with another author) hahahahha,
Now the rest of you jump on board and lets go here!!!!
>>By Broker (Friday, 28 Jan 2005 23:15)
Hey Lynn, just wondering how Hunters Moon read for you? Did you enjoy the Minnesota winter. Or the writing itself?
Hey if anyone would like to lure Just Jon here to comment on The Big Law, that would be great!
>>By Broker (Sunday, 6 Mar 2005 16:33)
It's not an easy read (in the sense of language) but I do love the story !! He writes very well too.. very detailed descriptions.. of everything, what happens, how people move etc.
Think I'm about half way through now. Really curious how it all turns out next.
>>By Lynn (Sunday, 6 Mar 2005 16:41)
Well Lynn now yor ready for The Big Law, hahaha. Good Stuff!!
>>By Broker (Saturday, 23 Apr 2005 15:42)
Aaahh Hunters Moon was great!! I enjoyed it :-))
Should he (Logan) be read in sequence or random??
>>By Lynn (Saturday, 23 Apr 2005 23:47)
Ah good question Lynn, I would guess reading in order is best but not needed. Good luck. I would start with The Big Law, but thats because I liked The Price of Blood the least, if there is such a thing, right?
On another note I just ebayed an ARC opy of ther new book Homefront ...TODAY Cool huh?
>>By Broker (Sunday, 24 Apr 2005 21:35)
Hey all you boys and gals,
Just an update from the lone Logan fan. Ok, almost all alone. New book is due out, Homefront, in just a couple of weeks, I believe June 28 to be exact.
I give you a book reveiw, but I'll let it be a suprise for all the new fans. Lets just put it this way, very high octane and dark. Spring in Northern Minnesota with a large dose of Meth to keep Broker busy. And a taste of some very bad dudes all wrapped up in this new Thriller.
Enjoy, and lets discuss!!!
>>By Broker (Sunday, 19 Jun 2005 22:14)
Cool, I'll definitely buy it. I understand that the American heartland is sadly methamphetamine central. I think they use some kind of crap that's found on farms to manufacture it. Hopefully we'll get to read about Broker wasting some of those people. By the way, I didn't know Northern Minnesota HAD a springtime...What, does it get up to forty degrees come May?
>>By Just Jon (Sunday, 19 Jun 2005 23:53)
Yes thanks for that good news about Meth. I think they use fertilizer. Actually Jon after you read the new book you'll see that you can use almost any chemical to make the crap.
Uhmmmm!!! Jon dont make fun of my cold Minnesota, and I won't make fun of Jerry Blackwell of the old AWA wrestling fame
>>By Broker (Tuesday, 21 Jun 2005 00:33)
>>By Just Jon (Tuesday, 21 Jun 2005 05:32)
To: see the tour schudule regarding the newest offering, HOMEFRONT see www.chucklogan.com.
I read on the ARC back cover that he was going to Philadelphia PA. but I see thats not the case from the website. I also saw in my local bookstore that he is coming to, but is not listed on the webpage tours.
So go figure. stay tuned for any futher updates?
Thinking maybe a Greymansland style site for Logan may have to be done so the readers get the real scoppie.. Any suggestion Jon?
>>By Broker (Saturday, 25 Jun 2005 16:51)
Interesting idea...Yahoo me with more details. After all, it ain't who you know, it's who the people you know, know.
>>By Just Jon (Saturday, 25 Jun 2005 19:56)
For anyone intrested I read an article in the St. Paul Pioneer Press about the new book and its release tommrow.
www.twincities.com.. search book reviews for June 26, 05.
For the Philly crowd, I packed the article for carry-on.
Of note though, After the Rain is up for several book awards. Also Logans agent has moved to a new publisher and he has just completed a two book contract. Logan is also considering doing a stand alone(non Broker) book. Also, interesting is the explination of how he gets to writing his story and influnnces. ie: Did any one know that John Sanford (Prey Books) is Logans best friend.
>>By Broker (Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005 01:04)
Cool info, as part of the soon-to-be-in-Philly crowd, can't wait to see the article.
That Logan will write a non-Logan book surprises me not at all. I admire Logan because, reading his stuff, I can sense a born writer. With so many others, you don't get that--they just came up with a "franchise" and they milk it for all it's worth.
Look at Andy McNab, for instance--his "fictional" hero is basically Andy McNab, and 'Nab admits he can't write jack shit about anything he hasn't personally witnessed or at least acted out. McNab is great, but he's not a great writer. Logan could be a great writer, I really do hope he'll write whatever he feels like, as he's a natural.
>>By Just Jon (Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005 04:06)
By popular demand. Ok only Lynn has asked and I forgot. The list in order of Mr. Logans books by publishing year. I don't normally say this, but most should be read in order. He has done a good job of devolping his characters then most, so the timeline follows well.
1. Hunters Moon
2. The Price of Blood...The first Broker book
3. The Big Law..... To me his finest work
4. Absolute Zero... Brilliant
5. Vapor Trail.... very good
6. After the Rain... author see's the future if.......
7. Homefront... Perfect offering for this summers reading
Only seven books ,lets get going Chuck!!!! Your fans are waiting!!
>>By Broker (Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005 18:46)
PS: comments above by Jon, Thanks for your intrests, bold statements though. I hope our cross-overs don't misunderstand what you are saying. I think I do though??
>>By Broker (Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005 18:49)
Thanks for the list D. Crossing over I feel I have to warn Jon...be ware of loose lids (sugar, salt), there's a 'special' way to make up the bed so careful when you go to sleep. Woooow.. go to sleep..??? you best not go to sleep at all!!!
I know where you'll be in the coming days !!
>>By Lynn (Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005 19:16)
I'll sleep with one eye open...And, just to clarify, I meant that I could imagine Logan writing an historical novel, a press release for a large company, or even poetry. I don't think McNab is as versatile a writer in that sense--he's great at what he does, but his range is fairly narrow.
>>By Just Jon (Tuesday, 28 Jun 2005 20:09)
That is a fair statement Jon, and I sompletely agree. Live experience is what guides us all, largely.
>>By Broker (Friday, 1 Jul 2005 15:57)
And yes we al lknow I can not type
>>By Broker (Friday, 1 Jul 2005 15:58)
Mr. Logan at Once upon a Crime...Mon July 25 7:00 pm Mpls Mn.
Jon, AiB I expect you their!!!!
>>By Broker (Saturday, 23 Jul 2005 17:12)
Damn, wish I could be there. Let CL know, I just re-read "The Big Law" and can't wait to read it AGAIN. That man sure can write.
>>By Just Jon (Monday, 25 Jul 2005 08:03)
Dang! Timing is everything -- but obviously I'm having none of it...
Hope you said "hi" to Chuck for me, DTO...
>>By am-i-binned (Tuesday, 26 Jul 2005 16:29)
Ooops!..... errr... I mean, uhm... Mr. --uh-- Broker, Sir.... :o\
>>By am-i-binned (Tuesday, 26 Jul 2005 16:32)
Ok so I finally got to the signing and discussion. It was raining like a tropical storm Charlie but us Midwesterners are not afraid of anything, (kinda like Randy McFab..www.randymcfab.com) very funny guy. Anyway, Chuck made it well ahead of time, I did because of my 4x4 gas hog James Bonded through the lakes, opps i mean streets. logans writing is pretty dark so I was thinking jeez this guy might be a bit crazy. Well to my suprise he is very easy to talk with and is very friendly. We mostly talked about what might come from his future works.(thankfully there will be more)
We also got a look into Logans past life when he served in Vietnam. Logan told us of a story when he was with a MACV and they where being hit almost everynight and taaking casulties. What they realize was happening was that there young interpreter was always gone. So one day he disapeared for good and the hunt for this obvious spy was on. Logan always gracious really went no further with the story other then to say the mood lead them to burn several vils for the spy.
It gave me a perspective of the author to see where some of his writing style comes from. Since I find it still unique from most modern crime wrters today.
I must say if you want a new stlye of writer to read, looking for that really cool new author, you have found him.
Ok any questions? I would sure be willing to answer or discuss!!
And my laziness and misunderstanding of the english languge should not be reflected to Mr. Logan. I am just a lame fan.
>>By Broker (Sunday, 31 Jul 2005 18:37)
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