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so do you luurve anyone?*drawls*
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hmmm. the dude in remembrance (theresa breslin) sounded nice...until he died lol
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(Original post by gemby!)
hmmm. the dude in remembrance (theresa breslin) sounded nice...until he died lol
:eek: for me that wouldn't be a substancial problem as i am dead...muhahaha...
*gets confused*

btw,i'm looking for some good vampire books so if anyone has any recomendations...?
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(Original post by yo-less)
:eek: for me that wouldn't be a substancial problem as i am dead...muhahaha...
*gets confused*

btw,i'm looking for some good vampire books so if anyone has any recomendations...?
states the obvious * dracula !!
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I like Tess also ( one of my first classic so a definate favourite I suppose), Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Jane Eyre and Bathsheba Everdine - even though she is a little vain she makes a good hero in my opinion.
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(Original post by Jayjayjay)
I like Tess also ( one of my first classic so a definate favourite I suppose), Elizabeth Bennet, Emma Woodhouse, Jane Eyre and Bathsheba Everdine - even though she is a little vain she makes a good hero in my opinion.


i like how you agree with me. your in my good books
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(Original post by gemby!)


i like how you agree with me. your in my good books
notice the irony :cool:

i haven't read dracula :eek:have you?
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I have!
(read dracula)
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how is it?:ninja:
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very, very good. Creepy, dramatic, suspenseful(is that a word?), I'd recommend it.
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I have!
I bought Dracula in hardback for 50p in a charity shop

Haven't got round to reading it yet tho.
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very, very good. Creepy, dramatic, suspenseful(is that a word?), I'd recommend it.
:hmmmm2:i dunno...

which edition do you have?by whom?
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The penguin classics one, I think, it was a library book.
By Bram Stoker?
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(Original post by yo-less)
i'm looking for some good vampire books so if anyone has any recomendations...?
fevre dream by George R R Martin
The Golden by Lucius shephard
Carmilla by J. S. Le Fanu
Christabel by S. T. coleridge [some debate there as to whether it's vampire]
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i think in tess of the d'urbervilles tess what a character that i actually liked and never really found her to have any bad points, which i usually find in characters. wouldnt say she is a fav though .
I don't like Tess all that much, but
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her husband was a complete idiot!


PS>I'm only on phase the sixth, don't ruin the ending for me.
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what are these books?:confused:
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Weejimmies suggestions?

I've only heard of Christabel.

Tess of the D'Urbervilles is by Thomas Hardy.
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(Original post by yo-less)
what are these books?:confused:
Good vampire books, of course. Have you never heard of google?

Christabel isn't actually a book but another- yet another- unfinished poem by Coleridge. There is a lot of debate as to whether one of the characters is a vampire or a lesbian or both, literally or metaphorically.
Fevre dream is a fine atmospheric novel set in 19th century Louisiana by George R R Martin [currently writing an enormous- too enormous, i think] fantasy sequence. Here he's fairly terse though.
Carmilla again features a possible lesbian vampire: being a Victorian Le Fanu couldn't be precise. Le Fanu wrote other fine horror stories- most notably Uncle silas and Green Tea.
The golden is a novel about vampire connoiseurs breeding suitable prey. Shephard is a very good SF/fantasy short story writer; his novels aren't as good though.


As for me, currently reading A Game with sharpened Knives by neil Belton, a novel about Erwin scroedinger's time in Ireland. Entertaining and well-written, but i can't see why he made it a novel rather than a biographical study. The end of Faith by Sam Harris, a book about religion which even i think is a little too hostile, and Dart by Alice Oswald, a fine narrative poem.
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Has anyone read the Pickwick papers?
Generally I like Dickens, but this one seems to be of a slightly lower quality than his usual work.
Does it get better, or am I justified in just giving up?
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I remember not liking the Pickwick papers, although it was a long time ago....

I loved the first half of Great Expectations, and completely despised David Copperfield. Hard Times is also really good
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