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Discussion in 'ProgPower USA Lounge' started by Rakosh, Aug 16, 2007.

  1. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    Agreed. The thing I liked about Carrion Comfort - and Children of the Night for that matter - was that it was a truly unique twist on the whole vampire thing. That's moreso the case for Carrion Comfort than CotN, but CotN was definitely better written.
     
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    LunaTEKKE Madness Reigns

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    I’m in the middle of Dan Brown’s “Digital Fortress,” which I started on the plane ride back from vacation in NY. My other vacation reads:

    Wicked – Gregory Maguire (my third time reading the book…nope…don’t like this one at all :lol:).
    Plum Lovin’ and Twelve Sharp – Janet Evanovich (hey, every vacation needs a little brain candy).

    I also read the last Harry Potter book the day it came out. Glad to see some fellow fans here! :)
     
  3. Pellaz

    Pellaz Tigron of Immanion

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    Jacqueline Carey, Kushiel's Justice
     
  4. edgeofthorns

    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    Hey Derek, I sent you a PM a few days back, but apparently you never check your email! :p

    Anyway, suggest some good vampire/werewolf books for me to read. I'm trying to find something I actually like reading.

    ~Brian~
     
  5. Cheiron

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    Laurell K. Hamilton. lol.

    Actually her first ... um 7 books? in the series are pretty good fun. After that it turns much more into vamperotica. If you are into that. Cool. If not.. avoid the later books in the series. I haven't read the last 2, as stories have been replaced with reasons for the main character to have detailed sex.

    Anne Rice's original stuff also avoided vamperotica.

    And yeah Id' check out Martin's Fevre Dream, and his The Skin Trade.

    Bram Stoker's Dracula is recommended from many as well. I haven't read it yet. Heard Bram's writing is fairly poor but the story carries.

    And frankly most of the books based on the White Wolf (Vampire and Werewolf) are probably pretty decent.
     
  6. Mooseknuckle

    Mooseknuckle Whiskey Tango Foxtrot

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    Agreed! Still Life with Crows was one of my favorite books ever. I have been looking forward to Wheel of Darkness, but hadn't realized it was out yet. I guess it's time for another trip to Barnes and Noble....
     
  7. Yippee38

    Yippee38 Living the dream!

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    True, and it's so short that it's a breeze to get through it.
     
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    My husband just started reading these.

    I am currently reading "Child Bride" the story of Priscilla & Elvis. Not quite the fairytale she or the press made it out to be.
     
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    No, I'm not into vampire sex. :rolleyes: That just seems silly to me. I'm after more of the traditional horror tales. I wasn't thinking of Anne Rice, so maybe I'll check her out. Wasn't the movie "Interview With The Vampire" based on an Anne Rice book?

    ~Brian~
     
  10. Jibrille

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    I've been trying to read Elantris by Brandon Sanderson but I really haven't been good about finishing books lately. The plane trip to & from Atlanta should result in some progress. If I ever finish that book and his other two, I'm going to try a Gaiman book since I've really enjoyed the Stardust & Mirrormask movies.
     
  11. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

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    More political machinations and kinky sex and less emo plskthxbai.
     
  12. jaimek

    jaimek incorrigible

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    And in total contradiction to my previous post, I can't get into the paranormal fantasy that's been taking over the shelves lately... most of it seems to be little more than glorified smut with a little howling and gnashing of teeth thrown in. At least the kinky sex was an important part of the plot and character development in Carey's books.
     
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    I don't think her original material avoided "vamperotica," it was just more subtle and less "Harlequin" than a lot of the authors who shot up in her wake.

    Stoker's "Dracula" is more than worth a read. It is hard to get into due to it's structure, but the format actually adds to the feeling of reality as well as heightens the suspense. The reader can put the clues together long before the characters know what is going on, etc. It has flaws - Dracula's dialogue being the most obvious - but anyone who likes vampire books needs to read it.
     
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    Harvester The Promoter

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    The Amazon haul arrived today:

    Havoc- Jack DuBrul
    Plague Year- Jeff Carlson
    The Last Secret- Sholes & Moore
    The Hades Project- Sholes & Moore
    Heartsick- Chelsea Cain
    Reincarnationist- MJ Rose
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    Legend: An Event Group Novel (Book II)- David Lynn Goleman
    Raising the Past- Jeremy Robinson
    Antarktos Rising- Jeremy Robinson
    Solomon's Key: The Codis Project- R Douglas Weber
     
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    Not only have I never heard of those books... I've never heard of those authors.

    I must not be well read in a few genres.
     
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    metalprof Ken Luther

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    How the hell do you have time to read?

    Ken
     
  17. Yippee38

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    BTW, if you want to read Stoker's "Dracula", you can get it free (to read on your computer) at Project Guttenberg
     
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    I read a good review of that one. Let us know how it is.
     
  19. edgeofthorns

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    Yeah, me either, but I'm just now trying to find stuff that I enjoy reading. I've never been a big reader, but I'm finding myself wanting to be.

    ~Brian~
     
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    edgeofthorns 24 Hours Ago...

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    For some reason Glenn, I'm surprised that you read this much. :yow:

    ~Brian~
     

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