What Are You Reading? 3

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Wed Jan 22, 2014 3:53 am

chris.ph wrote:and i will, but im into zombie books at the moment :lol:


chris.ph, I dunno whether you'll bother reading my post, but if you want a genuine suggestion for a zombie book, then I suggest Handling the Undead, by John Ajvide Lindqvist of Let the Right One In fame. It's pretty good, but, like Let the Right One In, highly disturbing. In fact, the story tends to be more about normal people's reactions to the zombies being revived than the zombies themselves who, while dangerous, are not infectious or malevolent.
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jan 22, 2014 8:38 am

Sister Jennifer wrote:I've put Orley Farm on my 'to read' list, Mad. I think I'd like that.

Which zombie books Chris?

Ghost & Bouncy have you read any of Ann Rices' vampire books? Esp. the ones with the vampire Lestat ?

I'm still reading Edgar Mint.

Ive a fairly decent collection of the Anne Rice books. They started to suck when she crossed them with the witches but the other ones were pretty good. Quite liked The Tail of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, and Blood and Gold (because Marius was always the most interesting of the older vampires).
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:17 pm

Never read any Anne Rice.

Currently switched to the Armageddon trilogy by Robert Rankin (Kindle).
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Sister Jennifer » Wed Jan 22, 2014 1:42 pm

pip wrote:Ive a fairly decent collection of the Anne Rice books. They started to suck when she crossed them with the witches but the other ones were pretty good. Quite liked The Tail of the Body Thief, Memnoch the Devil, and Blood and Gold (because Marius was always the most interesting of the older vampires).


The Tail of the Body Thief is a fav of mine as well. I've only read the Lestat books and the Mayfair Witches. I tried a couple of her other vampire ones but didn't get into them.

John Ajvide Lindqvist's Let the Right One In is maybe my favourite all-time vampire book. I recommend it but I don't think it would be for everyone. As good as it is it's disturbing as Q has already said. Ditto Handling the Undead. He's quite original in his writing.

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:00 pm

Non Lestat wise, Blood and Gold and Pandora were probably the only ones I really enjoyed.

Let the Right One In was fantastic but I'll still go traditional and say Dracula and Carmilla are the two best Vampire tales (nothing to do with them being written by Irishmen I swear)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:05 pm

I bought (very cheaply) a DVD of Let The Right One In, and quite frankly, I found it very amusing.

Apparently, I'm not supposed to do that!!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby pip » Wed Jan 22, 2014 2:07 pm

We'll watch you a bit more carefully from now on :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jan 23, 2014 6:49 am

pip wrote:Non Lestat wise, Blood and Gold and Pandora were probably the only ones I really enjoyed.

Let the Right One In was fantastic but I'll still go traditional and say Dracula and Carmilla are the two best Vampire tales (nothing to do with them being written by Irishmen I swear)


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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Thu Jan 23, 2014 12:21 pm

Just started Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. :D
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:26 pm

I'm reading "Hemlock at Vespers" by Peter Tremayne, a collection of short stories in his Sister Fidelma series. They are about a mid 7th Century Irish nun and solver of mysteries. Enjoying it so far. :)
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Thu Jan 23, 2014 1:33 pm

Catch-up wrote:Just started Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. :D



Just ordered No. 19!!
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Quatermass » Thu Jan 23, 2014 9:59 pm

Tonyblack wrote:I'm reading "Hemlock at Vespers" by Peter Tremayne, a collection of short stories in his Sister Fidelma series. They are about a mid 7th Century Irish nun and solver of mysteries. Enjoying it so far. :)


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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Tonyblack » Thu Jan 23, 2014 10:17 pm

Somewhat, although the author is actually an expert in Celtic history and knows a great deal about the Irish church versus the Roman one. Women had a much bigger and equal role in the Irish church. :)

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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Catch-up » Fri Jan 24, 2014 9:22 pm

Bouncy Castle wrote:
Catch-up wrote:Just started Takedown Twenty by Janet Evanovich. :D



Just ordered No. 19!!


Lula never disappoints! :lol:
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Re: What Are You Reading? 3

Postby Bouncy Castle » Mon Jan 27, 2014 2:47 pm

Damn skippy!


I told my friend Mary last week that I'd ordered it, and that I'd loan it to her on Monday (today).

She replied "I'll give it back to you on Tuesday".

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