What is the deal with this vampire crap? Bram Stoker pretty much took care of it and Ann Rice did an okay job with the first installment "Interview With A Vampire" and then that went downhill. It's been done to death. I finally watched "Twilight", thank God I was drinking or I wouldn't have made it through. And those vampires get "sparkly" in the sunlight. OOOHHH, something NEW!!!
Yeah, the Twilight thing was painful. The Vampire Diaries is a painful show. I just find that I can't do YA books on those topics. Honestly, I need some sex. My vampires need to be erotic, lol. I need some blood, guts, death, darkness.
I am going to part ways on Anne Rice, I love her books. I love Vampire fictions, dark urban fantasy, etc so I do love the vampire genre. I am really digging the Hollows series by Kim Harrison.
Don't get me wrong I absolutely loved "Interview With A Vampire" I thought it was brilliant and maybe even the next one, but like anything the energy dies out. I remember Lestat pulling himself together from some primordial goo under a house....to come back to "life" or is it "death"?? Who knows. And, can Vampires have sex???
The Vampire things seems to be taking over lately! Go into the book store...there is a whole section of books on vampires. Going even further how many television seris are vampire driven.
I was tempted to buy Anne Rice's new book. Can't gage what people are saying about. So many mixed reviews. Any insight?
I"m not a huge vampire book fan but thought I might check it out since this is her first book in a long time about vampires now that she is out of her reglious phase.
I've read 68 of Random Houses' 100 Best Novels List and would pretty much place most of them on the WORST list.
Exceptions would be: Slaughter-House Five, Postman Always Rings Twice, The Call of the Wild, A Clockwork Orange, I Claudius, Lolita andThe Great Gatsby.
When it comes to Deliverance, now, there is quandary. I think the book is almost brilliant, but I had the misfortune of having James Dickey as a professor at the Univ. of S. Carolina, and he was a very pompous, condescending and low-life individual. It's hard for me to separate my personal view of him against his literary work, which, except for Deliverance, tends to break the #1 rule of fiction: IT'S BORING!
I am now reading a Passage To India and Howard's End at the same time (which I don't usually read two books at once) and am getting into Howard's End much more than P.T.India. It seems from the outset as an extreme bore, but hopefully things will pick up. No doubt Forster is a brilliant writer but his books literally seem to read in "real time". http://www.onehundredbestnovels.blogspot.com/
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For a long time I thought that the worst book I had ever read was Wicked but recently I listened to the soundtrack to the play and absolutely loved it. So I began doubting my feelings on the book and I am now giving it another try. So far it is better than I remember it being but it could be because I really am not that far into it. I guess I'll wait and see if the parts that I hated are still as bad as I remember them to be. Other than that I think 1984 was a book that I hated I know it's supposed to be a classic but really it has this great build up and you think that everything is going to change but it doesn't. Everything is still the same in the end as it was in the beginning. I can appreciate it for a good work of literature but that doesn't mean that I have to like it.