INSTAGRAM FEED

@jolinsdell

Friday, 20 September 2019

Books By Multiple Authors

Books By Multiple Authors #BookishBlogHops


Yesterday the Bookish Blog Hops gang discussed great books that are more than 10 years old. Today we're talking about books by multiple authors.


Books By Multiple Authors


When authors team up it can lead to literary magic. It could be an anthology featuring lots of different authors, or just two authors writing together. 

For this question I've picked the book Same Kind Of Different As Me off my shelves. Written by Ron Hall and Denver Moore with Lynn Vincent. 


Gritty with pain and betrayal and brutality, this true story also shines with an unexpected, life-changing love.Meet Denver, raised under plantation-style slavery in Louisiana until he escaped the “Man” – in the 1960’s – by hopping a train. Non-trusting, uneducated, and violent, he spent another 18 years on the streets of Dallas and Fort Worth.

Meet Ron Hall, a self-made millionaire in the world of high priced art deals -- concerned with fast cars, beautiful women, and fancy clothes.
And the woman who changed their lives -- Miss Debbie: “The skinniest, nosiest, pushiest, woman I ever met, black or white.” She helped the homeless and gave of herself to all of “God’s People,” and had a way of knowing how to listen and helping others talk and be found – until cancer strikes.
Same Kind of Different as Me is a tale told in two unique voices – Ron Hall & Denver Moore – weaving two completely different life experiences into one common journey where both men learn “whether we is rich or poor or something in between this earth ain’t no final restin’ place. So in a way, we is all homeless-just workin’ our way toward home.”
The story takes a devastating twist when Deborah discovers she has cancer. Will Deborah live or die? Will Denver learn to trust a white man? Will Ron embrace his dying wife's vision to rescue Denver? Or will Denver be the one rescuing Ron? There's pain and laughter, doubt and tears, and in the end a triumphal story that readers will never forget.
What the rest of the gang picked:


I would have to say The Brit in the FBI series by Catherine Coulter and J.T. Ellison. This is one of my favorite series. So far I have read The Final Cut, The Lost Key, The End Game, The Devil’s Triangle, The Sixth Day and The Last Second.  I am eager for the next title. 


A book with multiple authors
The Big Book Of Female Detectives by Otto Penzier (it's an anthology that has authors in it like Anna Kathrine Green, Mary Roberts Rinehart , Baroness Orczy just to name a few , because you get 74 handpicked author's) 
The big book of Rogues and Villains by Otto Penzier (also an anthology that brings a lot of different authors together like : Maurice Leblan, Sax Rohmer, just to name a few next you get 72 handpicked authors  to read ) 
The Big Book of Reel Murders: stories that inspired Great Crime Films by Otto Penzler (have this one to read from Netgalley it's also an Anthology with handpicked authors like Agatha Christie, Dennis Lehane, Joyce Carol Oates and so on)


Ooh! So I know of a few books by two authors, such as The Fair Folk Chronicles by Jeffrey Cook and Katherine Perkins, and also The Dawn of Steam Trilogy, again by Jeffrey Cook and he also credits Sarah Symonds for her assistance with writing the trilogy.

I’ve had the especial pleasure of reading several great anthologies, as well as the privilege of participating in a few!

Each of the above titles are wonderful and excellent--even if I haven’t read them in full just yet, I’d definitely recommend them based on the other works I’ve read of the authors involved!



Books By Multiple Authors #BookishBlogHops


Drop by http://rockabillyspoonie.com/ tomorrow where we'll be talking about books by authors who use a pseudonym.

Are you a book blogger? Want to join the Bookish Blog Hops group?


16 comments:
Write comments
  1. I often find myself wondering who thought up which bit when it comes to books by multiple authors. The Beautiful Creatures series was written by two authors and those books are amazing. I've read a few others too. One series that I read the first book was written by a duo but the second by only one authors. I did wonder why they decided to stop working together.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I love it when authors team up especially for romance. I read a really good book where they did alternating chapters, his and her point of view. It worked really well. I can't remember the name of the book though. Will have to look it up.
      I've not read Beautiful Creatures. Will look that up too.

      Delete
    2. There's actually a really cool scientific analysis of Good Omens that shows exactly which parts were written by Terry Pratchett and which by Neil Gaiman. It was mostly divided by chapter but there was also one tiny blib and Neil Gaiman confirmed that the chapter was written by Terry Pratchett but that one small part was by him.

      Delete
    3. That's cool. When books are written by multiple authors it makes a great extra to the book to see which author wrote which parts.

      Delete
  2. Great post and welcome back! Thank you so much for sharing your awesome post.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thanks Katiria 😊 Doing the Bookish Blog Hops is a great way to get myself posting again after the summer break.

      Delete
  3. I have been kinda hit and miss in my luck with the multiple authors/co-writing bit ... when it works, it works - but it can also be uneven and mismatched.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Same here DJ. Not always happy with multiple authors

      Delete
    2. I agree. They either work or they don't. It can be very hit and miss.

      Delete
  4. I just could not think of any for this topic! I wonder how it works from a writing perspective.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. In the case of anthologies each author does their own story. In the case of authors teaming up to write the same story it's a bit more complicated. I personally think it works best when they each write a chapter in the POV of their character e.g. I read one where a female writer did the 1st chapter from the female protagonists POV, and then the male writer did the 2nd chapter, carrying on the story, from the male protagonists POV. It worked really well, and definitely added to the story.

      Delete
  5. I love a book that is written by more than one author (especially a romance written by a male-female duo). It definitely adds something extra if you have two different people writing. Different personalities for the characters and everything seems a bit more authentic :)

    ReplyDelete

Interested in my work and services?
Stay in touch