View Full Version : Tell people what to read....
October 18th, 2001, 07:46 AM
I've had an idea, and want to run with this a little ;)
Well, I've got about 20 books at the moment lying unread at home, and spend way too mucxh time trying to decide what to read... So I have an idea, I'll pick 2-3 books that I can't choose between, and you guys can tell me what to read... Hey maybe when others are in the same situation, we could help them as well...
ANyway here's my choices people:
A Bradbury Collection I kindly recieved of Mr Khem, Jago by Kim Newman, and errr Psychomech (which I've read loads of times)
October 18th, 2001, 07:50 AM
my vote is Kim Newman "jago", as im still on a high from reading "anno dracula" last week. Thats my tip.
October 18th, 2001, 07:58 AM
I'm kind of gunning for that, but don;t tell anyone ;) B ut I might have a Kim Newman oveerdose if I'm not careful.... that's nearly 2 this week.... although I am not even a 3rd through the second one yet....
November 15th, 2001, 12:53 PM
Four choices...in which order would be best?
Caller of the Black, Beneath the Moors, The Whisperer, or The Compleat Crow?
November 15th, 2001, 04:55 PM
I guess I'd do it in this order . . .
1. The Compleat Crow since it's a good intro to the Titus Crow character
2. Caller of the Black
3. Beneath the Moors
4. The Whisperer & Other Voices
I could be way off though :D (he says leaving himself an excuse if N8 ends up wishing he'd read them in a totally different order)
November 16th, 2001, 07:39 AM
IMHO the order best suited would be
the complete crowe (good intro)
the caller of the black (isnt this in the complete crowe anyway so it doesnt really matter)
beneath the moors (havent read it yet)
then the whisperer. but the whisperer has the return of the deep ones which is one of my faves, so i would read it first.
i read the complete crowe after reading many of the larger crowe stories.
hope this helps...
November 16th, 2001, 07:47 AM
Here we go, my order would be:
Beneath the Moors (a complete novel)
The Whisperer (because it contains return of the deep ones, a personal favourite of mine)
Caller of the Black (his first book)
The Compleat Crow
November 16th, 2001, 11:30 AM
Ahh Bradbury Tops!! That would be my choice if I had the same books! I have read many, don't even ask me to remember titles though! LOL
November 16th, 2001, 12:23 PM
Thanks gentlemen. smile.gif (and Lady)
I started The Compleat Crow last night. Sure wish I'd've had this book before I read the Cthulhu books a year ago! You're right...it is a good intro! Things make so much more sense now just after reading the first three stories! :D
The Caller of the Black is one of the stories (in the Compleat Crow) but there are more than just that one in the actual book of that title.
But I was lookin' at it and there are only three stories to read (from Caller of the Black) once I finish the Compleat Crow that haven't appeared in previous books!
Beneath the Moors is a complete book unto itself? Cool! It's in the post right now! It'll be next if it arrives in time. smile.gif
So it looks like the Whisperer is put off till last again! (I will hit Return of the Deep Ones real quick next though, before returning to Crow. smile.gif Lotsa people seem to like that one!)
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November 16th, 2001, 12:59 PM
My readuing list changed and I got Anno Dracula... that got the time the other deserved! and then I got some F Paul Wilson stuff, so once agin bradbury is off the list for a bit! he'll make it there in the end.. maybe even next!
N8... do the deep ones!
December 9th, 2001, 06:14 PM
Anyone know of any other decent vampire writers, other than Brian and Kim Newman... and not of the wimpy Anne Rice/Poppy Z Brite variety!!
December 10th, 2001, 08:33 AM
You're going to beat me up, but have you looked in the direction of Bram Stoker... aparently he wrote a pretty good vampire novel, I think it was called Dracula... LOL...
Jason of Khem
December 10th, 2001, 10:16 AM
Other vamp authors...
SP Somtow - author of the Timmy Valentine trilogy. Jen has these books. I haven't read them yet, but she assures me they're quite good.
My personal choice of 2 authors who pre-date Bram Stoker.
"Carmilla" by Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu. This was filmed by Hammer as "The Vampire Lovers".
"The Vampyre" by John Polidori. The tale that introduced the vampire into english fiction.
Polidori came up with this story at the same gathering where Mary Shelley created Frankenstein.
The story is the first tale in an anthology of 19th century gothic horror.
December 10th, 2001, 08:48 PM
Bram Stoker.... hmmm, think I've heard of him! Saw another of his books, "The Legend of the White Worm" (or something!) but didn't have money or plastic handy... DOH!
And I've been looking for a copy of Carmilla for years but never found one... probably just haven't tried hard enough I guess!
But cheers babes, this is the kind of kick I need!!
Jason of Khem
December 11th, 2001, 06:59 AM
Had a look through my collection last night and Carmilla is one of five stories featured in the Le Fanu book, "In A Glass Darkly.
It's published by Oxford World's Classics, so you should be able to get a copy in Waterstones.
December 11th, 2001, 10:41 AM
Both "Carmilla" and "The Vampyre" can be found in "The Penguin Book of Vampire Stories" which I highly recommend.
You can view all the stories ---> here (http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/tg/stores/detail/-/books/0140124454/reader/2/ref=lib_dp_/002-0545112-7968800#reader-link)
Keep clicking on the Contents picture to see successive pages of the table of contents. Take a look at the writers included - a very impressive list.
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The Bloody Lady
November 6th, 2002, 07:51 AM
OK, here goes
i have Mythos Omnibus 1, the Compleat Crow, Fruiting Bodies and other Funghi or Anna Karenina??
someone tell me what to read as i need a kick up the backside!
November 6th, 2002, 12:24 PM
I'll tell you this:
read compleat crow before you read the mythos omnibus... others might disagree, but it's a fatastic read anyway...
November 6th, 2002, 12:30 PM
I agree. smile.gif
Wish I'd've read 'em that way!
Definately gives you a better understanding of what the heck's goin' on! smile.gif
November 6th, 2002, 03:07 PM
hey and I thought you;d be the one to disagree smile.gif
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