Had I known, I would have never recommended The Linz Tatoo for you to read. Your sister and her children live in the States and you still live in Germany? Put Tatoo aside and read The Floatplane Notebooks. It will soothe your mind and put a healing balm on your heart.
tucker, you received that all very graciously. No one could have been expected to know in the confines of this author discussion group.
Met - my heart goes out to you.
I agree with Marta, you are very kind. No, I live in the US, in the west. I'm a woman and my daughters and I are all that's left on the paternal side of my family, everyone else died in East Berlin befor the curtain fell. I have some issues and should have known better then to get imersed in this subject. Thanks both for being so nice.
Mechthild, I'm sorry for assuming you were a man. I know about unremitted anguish. I was responsible for the decision to change doctors for my mother, which I'm convinced hastened her death. I will only be relieved of this by my death. I have "boxed" it off in my mind, but I never know when something will trigger the memories to come flooding back.
I am going to leave this discussion now. I will check back from time to time to see if anyone has news of Nicholas Guild.
Marta, 7000BC I found Tiglath Pileser and Ashirbanipal in the Encyclopedie Americana and the last great King was the son of Tiglath. There are lots of pictures. I'm impressed. Guild did his research!
Tucker, I'm sorry you have left us and hope it was not due to my temper tandrum about the war, that hurt runs deep and has been with me all my life , normally it's burried, and its mine alone. Thanks for sharing your pain.
Our comments ended up on the web page at Google and AOL.
wow, this has all been very newsworthy!!!
You guys have been really interesteing and very informative. Mechtchild, that was great information on Tglath's son.
Life is a mystery. and part of the mystery is that it's never over. "Once there was, and once there wasn't..."
Marta, are you saying all things are an illusion? I hope you will tell about the stars for Guild.
"once there was, and once there wasn't" is an old Armenian way of starting off a fairy tale. Your guess is as good as mine!!
Metchild, do you still have the suggestions for other historical novels i might like?
i'm eeking my way through the last half of bloodstar, because i just don't want it to end.
marta, I do not think we can find out about Guild. He isn't interested, or what ever. The Blood Star is inferior to the Assyrian, and I just rered the book too. Do you think so too? I still recommend Raptor or the Journeyer by Garry Jennings.
Mechthild, I think your right about Blood Star not being as good as The Assyrian. Maybe that's why Guild didn't go on to write the third book. He is a very smart man. He must have realized that he was "padding" Blood Star. Of course, I will forgive Guild anything, so I'm not that good a judge. : ) Did you ever hear back from the publisher you wrote to about Guild?
Marta, I can count on one hand all the historical novels I have ever read (and I'm 68 years old). I was so disappointed when Guild came out with The Assyrian. I bought it right away, but I didn't start reading it for a long time. Then, I couldn't put it down and was looking forward to the next two books Guild promised! However, generally speaking I don't care for historical novels so I can't help you with a list. Check this site by clicking on "books" at the top of the page and then doing a search for "historical novels". Or, try the groups at yahoo.com by typing in the same search words. Have you done the "chart" on Guild's stars?
Tucker, you have a way with words. BLOOD STAR -"padded" that's it. I have no reply from Guilds publishers, Berkely or Ohio State. My only answer came from the Library of Congress with an old address in Ohio. I don't have easy access to a typewriter. Would I have better luck trying to forward a letter to Guild? Sadly, I think Guilds last writing efforts may not have been profitable and are the reason for the silence surrounding him. Shouldn't there be some hype if a new book were in the offing?
Marta, I am primarily interested in European medieval history. You might enjoy Edward Rutherfurd SARUM or RUSSKA. Ruthefurd traces the devellopment of generations through history.
Mechthild, I don't know what to make of the post above, about signing in. I have surfed this site and find no instructions about "signing in" or "registering".
I don't hold much hope for you getting "news" about Guild. I do know that publishers used to forward letters on to authors. Whether authors answered was another matter. I'd write to the publisher of "Angel" using a cover letter to them and then enclosing your letter to Guild. Be sure to include your mailing address in the letter to Guild. I'm sure he likes to hear from readers even though, as far as I know, he does not reply.
No, I don't think he ever made much money writing books. If he's still working, he's probably teaching somewhere near Greenwhich, CN. That's where he lives now.
Tucker, the only connection I can see between an Amazon book site and "Flork" is that when you click the name Marek Gibner at the bottom of the page he seems to be the creator of Gnod stads. I don't get what florking around has to do with anything. I think I'm losing it.
Wish me luck with my letter to Guild.
Mechthild, are you using a computer at home or somewhere else, like a library? I know that students everywhere compose assignments and term papers on the computers at libraries and net cafes, using WordPro or some other writing program. The computer keyboard is your typewriter. Then, print and mail. Of course you have to address the envelope by hand, but that's not a chore. Always include a stamped, self addressed envelope. Just a thought.
Tucker, I use a computer at home, and normally don't have use for a printer. A letter is in the mail. The next step is to check out the faculty of Colleges near Greenwich. According to the computer Guild doesn't seem to be at U of CT. Where would I look for a list of colleges?
Mechthild, go to Google. Type in "U. S. Colleges" (and do use the quote marks), then scroll down to web site #3 and click on it. Click on Connecticut. This gives you a list of all the colleges. You can get the individual addresses by typing each "name" into Google, separately, one at a time. Each college will have a web site and you will find their address on it, somewhere. Maybe even a list of personnel.
Tucker, I have scanned the English faculty of all colleges in CT and Guild is no where to be found, something could have slipped through the cracks. I have never found his writing to be so "gung ho" after the Guinness books you love. Marta of course loves the ASSYRIAN and BLOOD STAR, because of her family history. I think that I am being presumptuous in confining Guild to a life of writing and teaching. He might have followed a totally different path. I will let you know if I get news from my forwarded letter to the publisher of ANGEL.I don't know where to go from here, but will miss talking to you.
Mechthild, you're right. Guild could be just laying around the house while his wife, Joan, works. He could be still writing under a different name (male or female). He could be ill, mentally or physically (alzheimers?, Lou Gerig?, etc.). His youthful love of English Lit might have waned (somehow, I doubt it). He could be doing research for others. He is such a really good writer . Surely he "knows" this? I can't imagine that he wouldn't still be writing unless something monumentally awful had happened. I hope you hear something.
Mechthild, you and Marta (or anyone else with information about Nicholas Guild) can write to me at, firstname.lastname@example.org.
The mail has shut off and I'm not sure why.
metchild and tucker,
you can both write me thru my website www.karenthorne.com
I would like to be able to keep in touch with both of you. Yes, i have discovered much fro guild's chart and will write it in the morning.
thanks for book recommendations. People are suggesting The DaVinci Code now. do you think it's good, or pedestrian. have you read the Horseman? did you enjoy it? please tell.
Marta, I'm angxious to hear about your thoughts about Guild, and hope they are posetive. The books I recommended pertain to the History of eastern and western Europe-those by Garry Jennings, and that's why I thought they would be of interest to you. I am reading sadly ,some uniteresting books in German because I need to keep in touch with the changes in that language. I have recently come across german magazine articles dealing with the extreme violence and subjugation in Assyrian history and how they effect people in the middle east today. Sadly, they are in german, and I can't even attempt a translation.
flork.com, is this no longer an amazon book site?
Late last year I was contacted by a friend of Nicholas Guild, saying that he was thinking about starting to write again. There's been some kind of problem, the nature of which was not stated. This friend promised to let me know if there was any progress. So far I have heard nothing.
>>By Doug Phillips
Still have heard nothing.
>>By Doug Phillips
An e-mail from the friend of Guild's doesn't mention him working on anything new. I was contacted by a Spanish publisher about how to contact Guild (wants to reissue Guild's books for sale in Spain,) so I e-mailed the friend about it.
If any of you reading this hear anything, contact me at : >email@example.com<
>>By Doug Phillips
Guild is now in ebooks.
>>By Cynthia Russell
If anybody is interested, I'm back. Take a look at my website: www.nicholasguild.com. I have a new book out in ebook format and others are on the way.
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