Best Stephen Palmer novel to start with?

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  1. Brian G Turner

    Brian G Turner He's a very naughty boy! Staff Member

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    I'm tempted to pick up Beautiful Intelligence to sample Stephen Palmer's work - but I wondered if there's a different novel readers would recommend starting with?

    I know Beautiful Intelligence is part of a series, so I'm not sure whether that - or a self-contained novel - would probably work better?
     
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  2. mosaix

    mosaix Shropshire, U.K.

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    Why not ask Stephen? :)
     
  3. tinkerdan

    tinkerdan candycane shrimp

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    I would recommend The Rat and the Serpent.

    The Rat And The Serpent
    Then Beautiful Mind.
    But I must confess that those are the two I've read so far.
    Maybe next::
    The Girl with... Novels
    That's a recommend for me not for you.(Unless you want.)
     
  4. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    Definitely The Girl With Two Souls.

    The Rat & The Serpent isn't my best work.
    BI I have mixed feelings for, though No Grave For A Fox I like.

    If you're on Kindle @Brian G Turner you might like Memory Seed.
    Hallucinating
    is for fans of psychedelic music only.
    Urbis Morpheos is very challenging!
    Hairy London is mad as a badger.

    I rest my case. :/
     
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  5. Cat's Cradle

    Cat's Cradle Time, now, to read...

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    Hairy London is a remarkably fun read.
     
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  6. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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  7. tinkerdan

    tinkerdan candycane shrimp

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    And here is the whole
    Anthologized into one
    haiku gahzundheit
     
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  8. Foxbat

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    I'd agree with Stephen that The Girl With Two Souls is his best work.

    I quite liked the idea behind The Rat And The Serpent (a novel in black and white) but not his best.

    Hairy London, I enjoyed but felt like I was in a trench cowering under a barrage from a manic imagination (and maybe I was). I was left somewhat bemused and shell-shocked by the experience. Perhaps this was because it was the first book of his I read.

    I disagree with him on Beautiful Intelligence. I have no mixed feelings....I thoroughly enjoyed it:)
     
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  9. Stephen Palmer

    Stephen Palmer author of novels

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    I really must get on with Dairy London ;)
     
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  10. Teresa Edgerton

    Teresa Edgerton Goblin Princess Staff Member

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    Memory Seed really swept me away. I think it might be a good place to start. Although a little like being thrown into the pool for the first time at the deep end. . . .
     
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