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FallenRaven
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PostSubject: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptyThu Dec 09, 2010 11:23 am

Any one who know of any good vampire books???
need some thing to read Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 3:47 pm

If you've ever read the original 'Dracula' by Bram Stoker, read 'The Dracula Tapes', by Fred Saberhagen. It tells the original tale, but from Dracula's viewpoint. No servant of evil, merely a proud -- and ruthless -- nobleman, who just happens to be a vampire. And really, was it his fault that Jonathan Harker's wife, Mina, was so hot? I think not.

There's a whole series, that takes the tale into the modern day, but read that one first and see if you like it.
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptySat Dec 11, 2010 4:53 pm

ty gonna see if i can find it Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptySat Jan 29, 2011 1:41 am

My favorite book that Vampires are involved in, happens to be Salem's Lot. I thoroughly enjoy how they are portrayed in it, probably because it matches a lot of my own views on the Undead.
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptySat Jan 29, 2011 1:50 pm

I own the original screen adaptation of Stephen King's Salems Lot, it's a really good (and creepy) movie. I also watched the remake starring Rob Lowe, and it was pretty good too actually.
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 10:24 am

Anyone mentioned Clanbooks? Or Clan Novels?
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 1:02 pm

I've read a few, but the only really worthwhile one were Bram Stoker's Dracula. Oh, and a couple of the Discworld novels portrays vampires as more than token monsters, and I like them.

There's this comic by Sergio Bleda called Vampire Dance that's good, but short. I've read a lot of praises for American Vampire by Scott Snyder and Stephen King. I'll probably buy volume 1 soon if my cashflow is steady. It's also a comic.

Read 2 clan novels. Probably ok if you're obsessed with oWod, otherwise not great litterature.
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 1:35 pm

The Malkavian clan novel wasn't bad, but it's not "a book". RPG books are no books either Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptyThu Mar 31, 2011 6:56 pm

Ringo wrote:
I've read a few, but the only really worthwhile one were Bram Stoker's Dracula. Oh, and a couple of the Discworld novels portrays vampires as more than token monsters, and I like them....
I agree, Stoker is good reading. And also I like the diskworld a lot. But IMO, the vampires are some of Pratchet's weaker characters. I prefer the witches, and the nightwatch and wizard stories.

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PostSubject: Re: Any good vampire books???   Any good vampire books??? EmptyFri Sep 30, 2011 1:51 am

I'm partial to the Dark Ages Clan Novel series myself- read the whole thing through probably five or six times over all. The modern series, not so much- I prefer the anthologies that put it all in the proper order- I didn't like how they did the narrative of the Clan Novels originally. Too disjointed and hard to follow in my opinion.

Also, the fore-mentioned 'Salems Lot. The only Stephen King novel I really like.
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