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Need a new VAMPIRE book

Discussion in 'Book Search & Suggestions' started by Gahnia radula, Aug 11, 2004.

  1. brookiedawn

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    Has anyone ever read The Vampire Diaries? I saw the preview for the show (which I won't watch), and was wondering if the books were decent.
     
  2. toolband

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    try the sookie stackhouse novels, they are more geared towards adults but they are not very descriptive......i need my books to be very descriptive. lol
     
  3. K M Britt

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    Try the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. They are some of my favorites.
     
  4. Lynn Williams

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    hot new vamp love stroy adult twilight

    Hi bluequeen, I too agree that twilight was amazing but left me wanting something a little more adult. I have come across a book through a reading group in canada that is exactly that. It is not published yet but if your interested I will check to see if I can send a few chapters to you. Let me know, maybe you have already found something in which case I would love to hear it...just trying to help!
     
  5. mr_michel

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    try the necroscope series by brian lumley (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Necroscope_(series) )
    they are set on the cold war period, and action happens mostly on england and the soviet union, it has a bigger scope than vampires, but they are the basic antagonists in the series
     
  6. The Mythwriter

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    I have heard tell of a book called The Book of Common Dread by Brent Monohan that sounds very intriguing, I shall read it as soon as it's delivered and update my recommendation. It's out-of-print, I believe, so it's also harder to find.
     
  7. Sulevia

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    3rd or whatever we are up to, the suggestion of The Historian.
     
  8. Daisy-Boo

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    Agree wholeheartedly. I adored Anita Blake in the early books but after book 4 I lost interest.
     
  9. Daisy-Boo

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    Charlaine Harris - The Southern Vampire series starring Sookie Stackhouse
    - A light but very entertaining read

    Kim Harrison - The Hollows series
    - Vampires, witches, pixies, elves, demons and many other beasties to keep you entertained

    Charlie Huston - The Joe Pitt series
    - 5 books in this series. It's crime noir meets vampires. Well-written, dark and gritty

    Other urban fantasy series I can recommend:

    Simon R Green - The Nightside series
    Jim Butcher - The Dresden Files
    Carrie Vaughn - The Kitty series
    - Kitty Norville is a werewolf who accidentally outs werewolves to the world. LIght reading but entertaining.
     
  10. Hawkbrother

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    Another I recommend is The Mammoth Book of Vampire Stories by Women. Authors include Anne Rice, Poppy Z. Brite, Tanya Huff, Chelsea Quinn Yarbro, and many others people are likely familiar with.
    Although the original post was about modern-day vampires, I strongly recommend The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories, for many of the great older classics. Among others , it has "The Vampyre", John Polidori,1819, which is viewed by some as the origin of the present day vampire literature. Also contains "Carmilla, by J. Sheridan Lefanu, and "Dracula's Guest" by Stoker, a short story not found in most editions of Dracula.
     
  11. strawberrybird

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    The Sookie Stackhouse novels by Charlenne Harris sound like something you might enjoy based on your listed requirements. I only scanned through the other responses, so sorry if someone already mentioned these. This is the series they based the TV show "True Blood" on. I only read the first 3 books and only saw the first season of the show. In my opinion, they followed the story of the first book exactly, but the book was more engaging than the show (which is not unusual).
     
  12. kcmay

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    I'd agree with whoever said Ann Rice. Interview with the Vampire was awesome. She makes readers want to be a vampire. Vampire LeStat was good too, but I didn't really get into the rock star thing. Queen of the Damned took the series in a different direction, and I didn't like it as much as the other two.
     
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    Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Green

    Blood Oath by Christopher Farnsworth
     
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    Sunglasses After Dark - Nancy A. Collins (1989)
    Adult
    great read for the interested
     
  15. chiangmaifalcon

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    Vampires of Siam by S.P. Somtow.
     
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    Check out 'The Immortal Ones'. It is young, urban, and full of suspense. The characters and the setting are REAL in the sense that the reader feels like he/she is in the story. Check out the book's website, theimmortalones(dot)net
     
  17. Will

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    Charlaine Harris's work is light but at the same time fairly involving and dare I say it compulsive and fun. She is my preferred author amidst the current crop of those churning out vampire lit en masse.

    'Salems Lot by Stephen King is a great take on the traditional vampire tale, as is Matheson's I am Legend - though definitely told as more of a post-apocalyptic tale.

    A great book that I read this year was Justin Cronin's The Passage - a very interesting take on the vampire legacy, and a highly enjoyable and great all round epic. Really found myself turning those pages at rapid speed. vampire's more of a backstory/device than a prevalent feature though (at the moment that is - more books to follow).

    As other's have mentioned, the Necroscope series by Brian Lumley is highly recommended. I've read the first four books some time ago, and plan on re-reading soon (hard to get hold of the first book in the U.K. though in new paperback - will have to buy used I guess). It's also an interesting take on vampires as a whole.

    Twilight: well, folks seem to either love it or hate it. I've only read the first book in the series and have to say I thought it good to be honest. I don't see the reason's why it's hated anywhere near as much as it is to be honest. There are far worse books out there. I understand there were quality issues with her writing in later books, but can't comment on those till I've read them.
     
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    I, for one, dislike Meyer's take on the vampire. I'm all for authors putting their own spin on the mythology but her vampires are too watered down and boring. I'm sorry, but how are sparkly vampires anything but a stupid idea? The relationship between the two protagonists has tons of issues, although I understand the really weird stuff occurs in later installments.
     
  19. rashidah

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    Laurell K Hamilton write very good books. I read most of her books and LA Banks:flowers:
     
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    Cirque Du Freak Series

    Bound To Shadows - Review

    House of Cards - Review

    A little different to the Twilight series, but these are a selection ive read from what been put on the site. House of Cards is a awesome book so far!

    Trying to widen the varity in what im reading :D
     

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