Comments on: The Controversial Ending to Ends of the Earth http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/ The Official Blog of Author Tim Downs Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:27:09 +0000 hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=4.4.11 By: Jim http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-11713 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:27:09 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-11713 My last post had my wrong email address!!!!

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By: Jim http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-11712 Sat, 20 Oct 2012 17:25:37 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-11712 My first book of yours was Less Than Dead – I am hooked! I read Nick of Time – then First the Dead – before, yes, before reading Ends of the Earth – love them all!!!!

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By: Sue http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-10116 Wed, 30 May 2012 17:33:36 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-10116 Greetings Tim,

I stumbled into the Bug Man books by chance, first with Less than Dead. Now I’ve read them all, including Plague Maker. I love the Bug Man series! I finished Nick of Time recently, and I am all ready craving another story! Thanks for the fabulous readings.

Another N. Carolinian,
– Sue

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By: MikeDVike http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-9686 Tue, 01 May 2012 18:34:30 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-9686 I’ve come on way too late to participate but I found out about your books through a great review a couple of years back in the Roanoke Times here in Virginia. Being somewhat obsessed like the Bug Man, I had to start at the beginning, so between keeping up with all the other authors I love and starting with Shoofly Pie it’s just taken a while to get through all your books to Ends of the Earth. I love Nick – he’s a great character, odd, witty – quite enjoyable. That said, I believe he can best remain at his most awesome quirkiness by remaining single. I truly could not see him proposing to either of the ladies (both fine choices) but sort of like Dexter (the Lindsay series) getting married – somehow it just doesn’t seem to work. I hope he doesn’t become too human – he is so enjoyable as he is. But alas I suppose you have to do character development….sigh.

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By: Eleanor http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-9674 Mon, 30 Apr 2012 18:24:14 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-9674 It is April 30, 2012!! When will you have another “bug man” story for us!?
Altho. I do have plenty of other novels, both e-books & hard copy (incl. soft bound), to read, I, along w/ my sister, sister-in-laws, nieces, etc., etc., etc., would really love to learn that you will have another novel in print — soon.

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By: B Kiser http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-8268 Thu, 26 Jan 2012 05:14:14 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-8268 This is the second book this week with the selection of a mate left hanging. Yours, however, takes the cake on originality. There are poorly written books, well written and then over the top. Yours will remain on my bookshelf for another read when I want to immerse myself in good dialogue. thanks.

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By: Tim Downs http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-7299 Thu, 10 Nov 2011 00:48:40 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-7299 Irene, the order of writing of the Bug Man novels is: Shoofly Pie, Chop Shop, brief cameo by Nick in PlagueMaker, First the Dead, Less than Dead, Ends of the Earth, and Nick of Time. Thanks for asking!

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By: Irene English http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-7291 Tue, 08 Nov 2011 18:13:29 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-7291 I come to voting too late,but agree with most that it should be Alena.
I would like to know the names and order of the Bug Man novels,I started with Less than Dead,then Ends of the Earth,but,after reading the comments,realize I’m missing some? Could you help me out,please?

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By: Russell M Richardson http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-3374 Sun, 06 Feb 2011 04:59:32 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-3374 Tim, I really love your characters. They are all so unique and attractive for different reasons. Kathryn is a powerful, self sufficient woman and adding her daughter Callie makes her a winner for her own series of novels. You should consider maybe pairing Kathryn with Alena; best female duo since Cagney and Lacy. Alena is another wonderfully imagined female character. She is fearless, eccentric, intelligent, and her dogs add a dimension to her that is compelling. Add the two together and you have a great spin-off series. Nick is a terrific character on his own. He reminds me of two of my professors in college. My chemistry prof wore the coke bottle glasses and had no idea there was a real world out there besides chemistry. My biology prof was six five, gangly with extremely long arms and skin so magnetic he even destroyed anti magnetic wrist watches. He had a satirical sense of humor and a winning grin. I thought of both of them from Shoo Fly Pie on. Nick needs to carry on alone. I also love Nathan and Macy Donovan. There need to be more novels about them as well. I know I’m too late to vote but that is what I think should happen.

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By: Kris http://www.timdownsblog.com/2009/09/07/the-controversial-ending-to-ends-of-the-earth/comment-page-2/#comment-3254 Sat, 29 Jan 2011 13:47:06 +0000 http://www.timdownsblog.com/?p=28#comment-3254 Tim,

Love your books although this “choose your own adventure” ending was disappointing. Its too late now, but I think Nick should get Alena and Kathryn should get Phlegethon. I seriously hope you don’t string readers along with a never ending romance story. The Left Behind series died prematurely because readers got tired of getting strung along by greedy publishers. The Stephanie Plum novels are not only disgusting with their filthy language but likewise disgusting in her never ending ambivalent relationship with her policeman boyfriend. Whatever your spring book does, I am sure you are such an excellent writer that you don’t require such stereotypic props for your writing. Oh, if I may be so bold, a fieldtrip for Nick might be in order. I read two of your books on my recent vacation. I also met “The Bug Lady” Tracie Stice. Please consider visiting her or taking her night bug tour. It would be a fantastic addition to Nicks experience. Thank you from the depth of my heart for writing Christian fiction that has more substance than the typical romantic frou frou.

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