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    I love most of the St. Germaine books by Yarbro, but one does have to want to read lots of historical detail to get through them.

    The Laurell Hamilton's are super fun.

    I just discovered Charlaine Harris....she writes about vampires in north Louisiana, near Monroe.....I am reading my first one now and it's great fun.

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    i'm glad you think so. i know this is a book site, but i have to tell somebody about underworld, the coolest vampire film ever made.
    You, and every other human being on the planet should be forced to watch it at least twice.

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    *LOL*
    I did, last Saturday and Sunday evenings, back to back!!

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    Thats good to hear, is'nt it the coolest film ever made. So what other books and films do you like.

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    Why don't we continue this over at the Common Grounds, in the Funzone? So we don't derail the thread topic......I'll buy you a drink, dear.

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    I'd be happy to...but i have no idea what you mean. I'm kind of rubbish with the Net stuff. So if you could details about what you mean, i'd be much abliged.

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    Scroll up to the top of the page, to the tan toolbar that says
    "literature..........art.........tv/movies..........news..........forums......submit."
    Click "forums" and a scrolldown box will appear. You are now in the Discussion forums. Click Funzone, and that will take you to the twin forum here, which was till recently known simply as "The Playroom."
    You can also choose "Playroom" in the "forum jump scrollbar, but it's quicker the other way.

    You can easily navigate back and forth between both forums by that link in the tan toolbar.

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    I'm surprised that Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin hasn't been mentioned yet.

    I thought it was superb and is often regarded as a classic!

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    George Martin has a book about vampires? I had no idea.....I'll have to hunt that one up.

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    Fevre Dream is excellent. I've read it twice, and I don't usually re-read. There's a passage of a few pages where one of the vampires explains how he came to be a vampire, and that part alone is worth the price of the book.

    Do you like the alternate history vampire stories by Kim Newman? I haven't read any of the full-length novels, but two short stories set in that world are really good. One is Coppola's Dracula and darn but I've forgotten the title of the other.

    In his world, Queen Victoria married Count Dracula, and vampires are a legitimate part of society -- although there *are* problems.

    I've heard good things about The Golden by Lucius Shepard, and I have it but haven't read it yet.

    And if you don't mind babies as food, The World on Blood by Jonathan Nasaw is supposed to be excellent.

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    Underworld was okay, but it's nowhere near up to the caliber of Interview with the Vampire, or even Bram Stokers Dracula, those still reign supreme in my eyes as the best vamp films.

    Definetely reccomend Anner Rice's early books...like Interview with the Vampire, Vampire Lestat, Queen fo the Dmned (was okay but a lot's revealed).

    Salems Lot is pretty good, and I also really reccomend THE KEEP by F. Paul Wilson, about nazi soldiers who have taken sanctuary in a castle, and are hunted by a vampire, long time since I've read the book but it was pretty good as I remember it.

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    Originally posted by AuntiePam
    Fevre Dream is excellent. I've read it twice, and I don't usually re-read. There's a passage of a few pages where one of the vampires explains how he came to be a vampire, and that part alone is worth the price of the book.

    Do you like the alternate history vampire stories by Kim Newman? I haven't read any of the full-length novels, but two short stories set in that world are really good. One is Coppola's Dracula and darn but I've forgotten the title of the other.

    In his world, Queen Victoria married Count Dracula, and vampires are a legitimate part of society -- although there *are* problems.

    I've heard good things about The Golden by Lucius Shepard, and I have it but haven't read it yet.

    And if you don't mind babies as food, The World on Blood by Jonathan Nasaw is supposed to be excellent.
    I have read Kim Newman's first vampire novel Anno Dracula. It was ok, but I didn't like it enough to read anymore of them. It reminded me of the James Bond spoof Casino Royale - how all these famous actors had cameos - well all these famous people show up in the book and just about all of them are vampires. It just didn't have the right tone for me. But plenty of people do like them.

    I think the World on Blood is one of the few books I refused to read. I just see no need, in an entertainment setting, for reading about eating babies. I figure real life can be nasty enough without adding this type of 'entertainment'.

    I had not heard of the one by Lucius Shepard - is that a novel or one of his short stories ?

    I have Fevre Dream by GRRM, but have not read it yet. He also did what looks like a space vampire type book (from the cover and the blurbs - haven't read it yet) called Dying of the Light. I have a used copy because it is oop

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    This one isn't a novel but a collection of short stories I've started reading. It's caled Vampire Slayers, edited by Martin H. Greenburg and Elizabeth Ann Scarborough.

    I know it's more about Slayers rather than Vampires, but it's still brilliant!

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    The Lucius Shepard is a novel -- but I have a warning, in case you're thinking of buying a copy. Don't get the special limited. The font is heavy, gothic, dark, unreadable. Darn shame, because otherwise it's a nice book.

    I have Dying of the Light (a signed first from Gollancz even) but every time I try it, I go to sleep. I think it was Martin's first book, and that's how it reads. To me, anyway.

    I'd recommend the Newman short stories over the novels. I think they've been reprinted in the Stephen Jones Mammoth Book of Best New Horror. I can look them up if you're interested, let you know which volumes.

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    The One, who are the authors of the slayer stories? Any familiar names?

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