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In reply to an earlier post on May 7, 2012 4:08:37 PM PDT
I am not what i would consider a purist. But i think the only way to truly [get], let the right one in. Is to watch the original and not the poor excuse of a copy, let me in. And on a secondary note. One of the best King books of all time has to be Salem's Lot.

Posted on May 7, 2012 12:50:26 PM PDT
Mrs. Danvers says:
Has anyone read 32 fangs yet? The book was great, and I loved what David Wellington had to say in the acknowledgments: "When I started work on 13 Bullets, it was going to be a four-thousand-word short story. I had just read some forgettable book about vampires falling in love with human women because they were...I don't know. Special or something. I threw the book across the room and said 'Dracula would kick this guy's ass. And then eat his girlfriend for dessert.'"

In reply to an earlier post on May 2, 2012 6:28:09 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Don't argue with who? (looking around)

Posted on May 2, 2012 2:32:49 AM PDT
Kinks...DO NOT! I REPEAT! DO NOT! ARGUE with his opinion on what is cool and what is blatant suckitude! You ain't gonna win!

Posted on May 1, 2012 3:58:41 PM PDT
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Barbarian says:
DeathWalker: A Vampire's VengeanceThis is an outstanding story well written by Edwin Becker who also authored my favorite book of all time called True Haunting

Take one minute to read the reviews on these two books and download it or get the FREE SAMPLE. You won't be able to put the Kindle down.

In reply to an earlier post on May 1, 2012 10:24:29 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Well, you are a girl. Unless you are a guy, in which case I recommend changing your name.

Posted on May 1, 2012 10:17:42 AM PDT
The strain trilogy
the passage by Justin Cronin
Sookie stackhouse
The house of night series

Sorry had to add the girlie ones

Posted on May 1, 2012 10:16:43 AM PDT
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In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 7:36:52 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Even though I'm an expert on what is cool and what sucks, there is still room to disagree with me. I just found it had way too much overlap with Dean Koontz's "Frankenstein" series. It's another one where a supernatural being is battling the "real" Frankenstein, who has managed to keep himself alive and young, and who is an evil pervert.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 7:07:00 AM PDT
JoCat says:
oh no -- really ??? I had such high hopes for it ......

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 30, 2012 7:02:51 AM PDT
That good, eh?

Posted on Apr 30, 2012 7:00:32 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
I just gave Blood Oath a two-star review.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 28, 2012 10:22:23 AM PDT
Cars&Guitars says:
LMFAO, Twilight? Best Vampire novel ever? Typical twi-tards these days. I agree with Baron, this must be an April Fools Joke. I mean, it is posted on 4/1, so of course this entire list is a joke, like the OP himself.

TWILIGHT SUCKS! END OF STORY. Filthy, disgusting,pile of garbage. Just like that fat cow Stephenie Meyer. Oh, and the idiotic fangirls/fanboys too. Twi-tards FTW.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 27, 2012 6:46:58 AM PDT
Deacon D. says:
D. Sippel--
Thanks for reminding me about Garton's "Live Girls". I read it years ago and I think I'll read it again.
By mentioning Laymon, you also reminded me of THIS great read: The Traveling Vampire Show, certainly worthy of mention in this thread.

Posted on Apr 27, 2012 4:34:58 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
Right now I'm reading Blood Oath. I can't say I'm too impressed so far, but I've just started it. Haven't we already seen vampire secret agents in Bloodshift and Anno Dracula?

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 3:17:55 PM PDT
I don't know if it's been mentioned but Robert R. Mccammon's "They Thirst" is an awesome vampire book.
It being what I call a Vampire Infestation novel. Other's examples being Salem's Lot and The Strain.
Different than what I call a tradional Vampire novel such as most of Michael Romkey's, Anne Rice, and Bram Stoker's etc.
Other unique takes are by such as Brian Lumley and Mick Farren who both mix in a little HP Lovecraft Mythos to their books.

Posted on Apr 26, 2012 3:08:59 PM PDT
Solidus says:

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Posted on Apr 26, 2012 3:06:36 PM PDT
Mrs. Danvers says:
I agree about The Stake. I really enjoyed that one, it was fun.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 26, 2012 2:22:48 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 26, 2012 2:24:27 PM PDT
D. Sippel says:
4 of my 10 are the same as yours Aames, but I like making lists, so here you go:

1. "Dracula" by Bram Stoker
2. "I am Legend" by Richard Matheson
3. "Salem's Lot" by Stephen King
4. "The Light at the End" by John Skipp & Craig Spector
5. "Live Girls" by Ray Garton
6. "The Vampire Lestat" by Anne Rice
7. "Fevre Dream" by George R. R. Martin
8. "No Dominion" by Charlie Huston
9. "30 Days of Night: Immortal Remains" by Steve Niles & Jeff Mariotte
10. "The Stake" by Richard Laymon

While Dracula may sag in the middle, it's too iconic for me not to put it first.

I read Vampire Lestat before Interview and the others and still prefer it.

No Dominion is the 2nd in the Joe Pitt series. I like all three I've read so far and will keep reading. The vampire Noir style really hooked me from the get go.

Immortal Remains is the 2nd of the 30 Days of Night non-graphic novel series. The 3rd was a mild let down for me, so I gave up, although I do have the original 30 Days graphic novel that kicked off the franchise and also like the first film quite a bit.

The Stake is not your typical vampire novel, more like Laymon messing with us a bit, which is fine with me. It is a super fun, refreshing read.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 7:00:33 AM PDT
JoCat says:
PM - one of my cats is named 'Cinzia' for Sophia Loren's character in one of my favorite movies - Houseboat - which also stars one of my favorite actors - Cary Grant
Unfortunately, everyone pretty much already knows that I'm the Crazy Cat Lady -at the moment I have 9 - 8 of my own and 1 'guest' that I'm watching for a friend while she moves. Again, my excuse is that I'm in a resue group and you just tend to collect them over the years ..... I laughed earlier when you said you'd never get all your guys in one photo - for me to accomplish that I believe there would have to be drugs involved - for both the cats and for me .....
The Necroscope books are really good, really involved but not they're not typical vampires. That's a series I'd love to read again sometime but I don't think I have the energy to get through it all a second time.
I finished Ripper's Row last night and I really liked it. Again, not the best book I ever read but an interesting premise and it's done well. There of course is a second book which I got but will have to wait til I get through some 'club' books

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 25, 2012 6:27:29 AM PDT
KinksRock says:
I've been looking at some non-Catwoman footage of Julie Newmar on youtube, and I gotta just say WOW!!!!!! She's hot as Catwoman, but her body in that Catwoman distracts from just how pretty her face was. Really great eyes.

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 6:23:59 AM PDT
P. M. Scogin says:
My vote goes for Julie Newmar but then I think Sophia Loren and Ingrid Bergman are two of the most beautiful women to have graced hollywood. Thank heavens I'm an old broad cause I think anything under a size 12 needs a bit of plumping up unless she's got some real fine bones.

Ok Joanne - there went the coffee spray on the screen - 'rather an old broad than crazy cat lady' - uh oh - with 4 cats and 4 dogs, think I'm in the running for both? oh, and don't forget the bird! Also - that Rippers Row looks pretty good plus it's a quick read, going to grab that one myself and thanks for the heads up.

Nick - sorry - 1950 here - those were the days. Do you know I had to explain the meaning of "the good Lord willing and the creek don't rise" to someone (a kid) the other day? You really feel old when they don't know what you're talking about.

I am off to check out Lumley's Necroscope series to possibly add to my "looking for while junking" list of books - have Martin's Fevre Dream now on that list. It's my day for physical therapy (joint replacements) with thrift shop and maybe HalfPrice Books afterwards so will look for both but may buy myself the Martin book as a treat - and going to add the first books of the Vamp Academy and the Morganville Vamps - maybe I'll get lucky and can find the #1's in paperback cheap to test the waters with.

Personally - Dan Simmons did some great early horror but the underlying messages and the overly twisted plots to convey said messages, started losing me in his more recent books. All good horror writers seem to reach this weird point where they want to be "writers of classic literature" and they make us all suffer thru some really bad stuff until we realize they're not writing for us anymore. Sometimes they get over it and come back - sometimes they get lost in the upper echelons (spelling?).

Posted on Apr 25, 2012 5:07:40 AM PDT
I know, Nick, I read it. But I don't believe it. Once you read the novel you will see what I mean. Plus if you look around his website, most of the people on the boards also hold very RW views.

Posted on Apr 24, 2012 4:44:18 PM PDT
Nick Jones says:
On his website Simmons answers the question of whether the politics of the novel are his. He has two answers: No, and Hell No! He came up with idea of writing a novel extrapolating from a right-wing, worst-case scenario worldview, following an economic collapse.

I think Summer of Night has cured me of the desire to ever read another book where (pre-)adolescents save the(ir) world.
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