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#26 2013-08-07 13:32:05

Tad
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

I take no position on good or bad, but the "Heaven Can Wait" subtitle wasn't mine.  I might have put something like "Heaven can wait.  Hell won't."  Or even "Hell isn't so patient."


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#27 2013-08-07 13:40:11

strangeshe
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Tad wrote:

I take no position on good or bad, but the "Heaven Can Wait" subtitle wasn't mine.  I might have put something like "Heaven can wait.  Hell won't."  Or even "Hell isn't so patient."

I'm /very/ glad they dropped it. (If you couldn't guess from my earlier comments *redface* I really shouldn't post in the heat of the moment.)

 

#28 2013-08-08 04:27:42

ylvs
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

After reading the book I agree Strangeshe, contentwise that subtitle does not make sense.


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#29 2014-01-07 04:20:41

JulezG101
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Hey everyone, so this might not be completely similar to some of the other posts on this topic, but I feel as if it falls into the same DNA.

I really loved "Happy Hour In Hell", and not just the great *cough* scenes Tad Williams describes with Caz. I'm a musician, and the book kind of prompted something in me. So I wrote this song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VdWg7D3-ZMs

It's based off the idea of Bobby Dollar and his predicament, but with a few "songwriter" twists (artistic license after all).
Anyway some of the lyrics go:

I don't mind being immortal, as long as I can love forever. Truths are a ticket to hell and I don't plan on dying too soon.

I don't mind being an angel, with a coat six feet in snow. I'll use my powers to rewind and speak to my soul a while ago.

I don't mind sneaking into hell, as long as everyone is there. I just hope the rooms are big because I need some space to wind down.

I'm going to post a similar comment on some of the other message boards, it would be great if you guys/girls could take a listen. Means a lot for this South African singer/songwriter!

P.S, "Sleeping Late On Judgment Day" better come soon, the last book left me wanting more.

 

#30 2014-01-07 11:00:32

Auros
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

ylvs wrote:

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It wasn't Sam giving Bobby the feather, it was Grasswax.

Originally.  But it did pass back and forth with Sam -- Sam used the God Glove to seal it in the extradimensional pocket, right?


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#31 2014-04-08 13:01:28

Neemo
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

I'm slow...just ordered this

 

#32 2014-06-24 13:28:05

Olaf
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Tad´s German publishers has produced a nice big banner for the upcoming German ed. (August 23rd)

http://tadwilliams.de/wp-content/upload … 00x800.jpg

The art is by Kerem Beyit.


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#33 2014-06-24 13:32:45

Firsfron of Ronchester
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

It's really good artwork (but those who don't speak German may get the wrong impression... well, the right impression, actually... but still).


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#34 2014-06-24 13:37:36

Olaf
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Hmm...what kind of impression would that be?

I think the cover is pretty straigh forward.


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#35 2014-07-01 00:09:26

Olaf
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

US paperback by DAW is published today!


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#36 2014-09-03 09:02:47

Olaf
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

German hc ed. of Happy Hour makes the SPIEGEL bestseller list next week at #41!


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#37 2014-09-03 10:00:00

Magpie
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

How did I completely miss that the German HHiH is out? I need to call my father and tell him.


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#38 2014-09-03 10:36:29

Peter
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Not sure Magpie, we were at the launch event, kind of, right? :D
(Though apparently it wasn't on public sale until a little later)


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#39 2014-09-03 10:50:17

Magpie
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Quite a while later, really, which is why I forgot to check again. But my father knows now (and was very happy to hear it) and will go buy it tomorrow.


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#40 2014-09-04 02:34:57

ylvs
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

Parents bought theirs yesterday.
Mum called and complained that I wasn't in the acknowledgements. "They cut you out in the translation. It's outragous!" "Aehm, no mum, it's the wrong book."


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#41 2014-09-04 05:34:23

Peter
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Re: Happy Hour in Hell (book 2)

They'll have to wait another year for that one to be translated :D . Poor parents.


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