Which of these BOOKS would you read?

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 7:49 PM GMT
    In Search of Good Times
    A troubled man believes that the families in early sitcoms, Good Times, All in the Family, and Roseanne, actually exist, and sets off on a journey to find them.

    Outer Eyes
    A space alien lands on earth and writes a book about the peculiarities of what he finds.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 8:08 PM GMT
    Outer Eyes...I'm a sci fi geek too icon_cool.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 9:00 PM GMT
    Definitely "In Search of Good Times."

    The second sounds like a lot of other books.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 9:04 PM GMT
    UpperCanadian saidDefinitely "In Search of Good Times."

    The second sounds like a lot of other books.


    Cool. You're my age, which of these three shows did you enjoy the most?
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 9:09 PM GMT
    Outer Eyes,

    because i like sci fi but i'm not sure that would "really" qualify as sci fi.
    also, could you actually truly see through the eyes of an alien.
    Your perspective would only be too human as it's the only reference you've got.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 9:19 PM GMT
    wrestlervic said
    UpperCanadian saidDefinitely "In Search of Good Times."

    The second sounds like a lot of other books.


    Cool. You're my age, which of these three shows did you enjoy the most?


    I enjoyed Roseanne but in the context of your book ideas I think as your character there are more interesting possibilities in All In The Family because Archie was so layered and I loved Edith.

    I never liked Mike & Gloria.

    In RoseAnne the love was very much the dominant feeling , while the dynamic of the Bunker household was less idealized and conflicted

    If the Having the character seek the families of Good times or RoseAnne would not so very different from looking for the Bradys.

    All in the Family offers you more challenges but I would find that an irresistible attraction - "why on earth would he want to find the Bunkers?"


    Does that help?


    Love the idea btw.


    - All In The Family
  • relyt

    Posts: 38

    Nov 15, 2010 11:33 PM GMT
    Probably both, they both sound like they could be good!

    If I had to choose one over the other, i'd go with the first one.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 15, 2010 11:40 PM GMT
    Interesting. I think the second one, so we can find out why they abduct rednecks. (Have you ever heard of them abducting anyone with a high IQ? No, it's always cornshucker and rednecks! LOL)

    designall.dll?ch=&pid=128407106673265370


    http://www.zazzle.com/alien_abductions_helping_to_save_america_one_bumper_sticker-128407106673265370
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:09 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIn Search of Good Times
    A troubled man believes that the families in early sitcoms, Good Times, All in the Family, and Roseanne, actually exist, and sets off on a journey to find them.

    This one.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:23 AM GMT
    I'd probably read the first, only because the second seems to lack originality. The author is replacing de Tocqueville with E.T. Instead of peculiar americans we get a discussion of peculiar earthlings.

  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:24 AM GMT
    outer eyes, i like syfy
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:27 AM GMT
    In Search of Good Times.

    Sci-Fi is not really my cup of tea.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:45 AM GMT
    wrestlervic saidIn Search of Good Times
    A troubled man believes that the families in early sitcoms, Good Times, All in the Family, and Roseanne, actually exist, and sets off on a journey to find them.

    those are early sitcoms??? ... icon_eek.gif

    They don't know early sitcoms. When we watched early sitcoms, we had to watch them uphill...both ways...in 10 feet of snow!
  • Webster666

    Posts: 9217

    Nov 16, 2010 12:48 AM GMT
    The first one sounds dreadful.
  • MidwesternKid

    Posts: 1167

    Nov 16, 2010 12:49 AM GMT
    In Search Of Good Times sounds great.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:50 AM GMT
    Wow, this is turning out to be 50/50. Gonna be a challenge on which book to write next.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 12:54 AM GMT
    In Search of Good Times
  • masculumpedes

    Posts: 5549

    Nov 16, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    Outer Eyes icon_wink.gif
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 1:41 AM GMT
    Outer Eyes in Search of Good Times
    A space alien, believing that the families in early sitcoms, Good Times, All in the Family, and Roseanne, actually exist, lands on earth on a journey to find them. He writes a book about the peculiarities of what he finds.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 1:43 AM GMT
    Outer Eyes, since I like Science Fiction to read first.
  • BIG_N_TALL

    Posts: 2190

    Nov 16, 2010 1:47 AM GMT
    Outer Eyes for sure
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 1:48 AM GMT
    zotamorf62 saidOuter Eyes in Search of Good Times
    A space alien, believing that the families in early sitcoms, Good Times, All in the Family, and Roseanne, actually exist, lands on earth on a journey to find them. He writes a book about the peculiarities of what he finds.


    THIS ONE!!!!!

  • turtleneckjoc...

    Posts: 4685

    Nov 16, 2010 1:52 AM GMT
    In Search Of Good Times
  • MuscleComeBac...

    Posts: 2376

    Nov 16, 2010 2:02 AM GMT
    "In Search of Good Times"
    Wider audience, crosses markets, compelling concept, fun read, easier to option film rights in advance of publication, also easier to parcel out into short chapters in magazines pre-publication.

    Great concept, by the way, very clever. On trend, and potentially quite funny as well as moving.
  • Posted by a hidden member.
    Log in to view his profile

    Nov 16, 2010 3:40 AM GMT
    I'll write a few chapters of each and see which takes hold the best. I'm afraid the first will take me to some sad places, but I am willing to make that journey to see where it takes the character.

    I was originally going to have Good Times be his main focus, but added two other sitcoms to obtain a wider audience. Fortunately, all three series are based on physical homes and locations that actually exist. But it's the journey along that way, and the people he meets, that will be the main focus.