Twilight books, why?

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Postby Penfold » Mon Aug 16, 2010 1:22 pm

poohcarrot wrote:I bet they'd be turquoise too.

You may recall when David Icke when doolally and said lots of silly things, well one of the silly things he said was that the Isle of Aran would disappear before the end of the year. Guess where I went for New Year's Eve? :lol:

Swimming? :wink:
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Postby poohcarrot » Mon Aug 16, 2010 2:14 pm

If it had sunk, yes. :D
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Wed Sep 15, 2010 9:37 pm

TWILIGHT !!!! to be honest I thought lets buy the book before the films come out due to all the hype guess what it remains unread on my bookshelf[carboot next time]
bought the film I was so disappointed nothing of any interest appears in it.
I have always liked the sparkle-ires since an interview with a vampire and there is certainly an appeal for some gorgeous blood sucker to sweep me off my feet thinking eric northman in true blood yum-yum Image

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And in Heather's case, there were sometimes Third Thoughts and Fourth Thoughts, although these were quite difficult to manage and sometimes led her to walk into doors
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Postby Who's Wee Dug » Wed Sep 15, 2010 11:35 pm

The 3rd one was quite good for action scenes with the Werewolves and Vamps. :)
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Postby pip » Thu Sep 16, 2010 9:30 am

Girlfriend (a teacher) read these to have an idea of what the Kids are on about and was shocked by the message the book sends to young girls of obsession, bullying , and mentally abusive partners. The need for the central charachter to change to suit a crush and the pointlessness of life without him.
The whole shining Knight fantasy has morphed into something dangerous and bland.

Her opinion, not mine but interesting
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Postby BatrickPatrick » Fri Sep 17, 2010 3:24 pm

I'm more worried about the message it sends to young writers than young women :lol:
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Postby Tonyblack » Fri Oct 01, 2010 12:01 pm

Sharlene recently got one of the Sookie Stackhouse books by Charlaine Harris from the library. Sharlene loves mystery books and has read Harris's mystery novels (I think she's actually met her when she had her book store and Harris was doing a signing) and she's heard the vampire books were 'fun' - so she's in the process of reading it.

But it struck me that all these vampire books are far more to do with a sort of modern fantasy genre than horror or romance. The vampires and werewolves are supernatural in much the same way that elves and dwarfs are. Mixing that with contemporary settings makes for pure escapism I imagine. :D
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:41 pm

I loved the Sookie books. True Blood is based on them, though it's REALLY REALLY RUDE! :oops:
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Postby jonny » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:14 pm

Has anyone else read the blood series by Tanya Huff.
much better that twilight
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Postby Doughnut Jimmy » Fri Oct 01, 2010 6:42 pm

I've read the first two, I agree they're very good and quite dark which is always a bonus

have you read "summon the keeper" by her - very funny
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Postby jonny » Fri Oct 01, 2010 7:22 pm

no I haven't . checking amazon now :!:
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Postby Danny B » Sat Oct 09, 2010 4:57 am

Those of you with twitter accounts who have strong negative feelings about the Twilight saga, might enjoy this occasional live tweet review of the series, chapter by chapter.

(Warning! Contains some strong language)

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http://twitter.com/#!/chrisvstwilight


Edited to add You ladies in the thread who go all swooney for the vampire types... I'm reliably informed by my wife that Mitchell from Being Human is the only one to write home about.
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Postby mystmoon » Sat Oct 09, 2010 2:23 pm

Your wife has v. good taste *swoons*
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Postby ghostsecurity28 » Wed Oct 13, 2010 6:14 am

Bouncy Castle wrote:I loved the Sookie books. True Blood is based on them, though it's REALLY REALLY RUDE! :oops:


Only the first couple of episodes were A BIT SEXUALLY EXTREME !!
But it has died down a lot which is a shame really, There is a further episode I think end of series 2 when sookie walks in on eric and a little of near homosexual encounters in series 3.
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Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Oct 13, 2010 9:51 am

Danny B wrote: I'm reliably informed by my wife that Mitchell from Being Human is the only one to write home about.


Gotta agree with that, but also add Spike to the list.
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