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      10-11-2010 02:40 PM #1
      my gf is looking for books (like the title reads, in her words) "vampire or werewolf stories without a bunch of sappy love sh*t"


      "the more graphic and vile the better"



      can anyone help me find her some books ?? the more the better... when she reads I can play video games and watch movies that don't suck, so its in my best interest to find her some good books !!

      thanks guys !!
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    2. 10-11-2010 08:06 PM #2
      check out The Strain by Chuck Hogan and Guillermo Del Toro, and part 2; The Fall just came out.

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      10-12-2010 08:26 AM #3
      The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.


      Soooo good! No comparison to Twilight crap. The first 100 or so pages of the very first books is a bit slow (imo), but after that, it's gets really good. She does a great job of tying all of the stories together.

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      10-12-2010 02:41 PM #4
      The Passage (ruled ...1st Book in a trilogy)
      The Sookie Stackhouse Series (No heavy "love" themes as one might think)

      Ann Rice has a bunch.... actually most of Ann Rice's supernatural stuff is really good (even if its not vampire or werewolf releated)... Like Servant of the Bones < awesome
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      10-13-2010 04:38 PM #5
      awesome
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      10-14-2010 12:31 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      The Passage (ruled ...1st Book in a trilogy)
      The Sookie Stackhouse Series (No heavy "love" themes as one might think)

      Ann Rice has a bunch.... actually most of Ann Rice's supernatural stuff is really good (even if its not vampire or werewolf releated)... Like Servant of the Bones < awesome
      Agreed.
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      Let The Right One In

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      10-14-2010 09:29 PM #8
      Reading Let the right one in

      It gets more gory and more exciting after a while and I like that the author takes his time developing the characters, relationships and even the notion of being a vampire. Halfway through right now and I'm liking it *for a trendy vampire book*.

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      10-18-2010 07:26 PM #9
      this list should keep her busy for a while. Keep them coming if you got any good ones

      thanks all
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      10-19-2010 07:00 PM #10
      The Anita Blake Vampire Hunter series by Laurell K. Hamilton is pretty good reading.

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      10-27-2010 05:08 PM #11
      I am legend...

      yes in the book they are vampires..
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    12. 10-31-2010 07:18 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by Darkness View Post
      Reading Let the right one in

      It gets more gory and more exciting after a while and I like that the author takes his time developing the characters, relationships and even the notion of being a vampire. Halfway through right now and I'm liking it *for a trendy vampire book*.
      Did you finish it? I liked the differences in the book from the movie. Took me totally by surprise.

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      11-01-2010 10:07 AM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by Yzerman View Post
      I am legend...
      A short story...and maybe the worst book Ive ever read. The movie was better, which is sayin somethin because I thought the movie sucked
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      11-03-2010 03:31 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      A short story...and maybe the worst book Ive ever read. The movie was better, which is sayin somethin because I thought the movie sucked
      Short yes but much better than the stupid movie. I didn't care for the last bit in the book though, I enjoyed the first half but to each his own If it's the worst book you have EVER read then you need to read more LOL
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      11-03-2010 03:39 PM #16
      Yeah, I'm embelleshing. ....Daniel X was the worst book Ive ever read
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      11-03-2010 03:53 PM #17
      Quote Originally Posted by beng View Post
      Yeah, I'm embelleshing. ....Daniel X was the worst book Ive ever read
      I do admit it wasn't great but the movie was just horrible and changed the story totally. Hell House is a much better read by Matheson if I had to choose.
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      12-05-2010 02:08 PM #19
      You people are crazy. I Am Legend was an awesome book and a revolutionary story. It essentially laid the groundwork for the zombie stories of the past 60+ years. I loved the ending, too.
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      12-08-2010 10:33 AM #20
      At least wee see eye to eye on our NFL tastes

      BTW, I asked my wife to pick up a whole bunch of the suggestions in this thread for me for Christmas. ...Ill post some updates if I read any of the others
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      06-21-2012 11:35 AM #21
      bringing this back

      any more ??
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      06-25-2012 01:19 PM #22
      The Del Toro trilogy recommended above is great. Im done with The Strain, and almost done with The Fall. Really enjoying it.
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      Zombie Fallout.....I know, but once you read the first 5, then you will understand.....
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      07-06-2012 08:58 AM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by firefighterjunkie View Post
      The Vampire Chronicles by Anne Rice.


      Soooo good! No comparison to Twilight crap. The first 100 or so pages of the very first books is a bit slow (imo), but after that, it's gets really good. She does a great job of tying all of the stories together.
      This.

      Anne Rice is the master of all that is Vampire.

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      08-15-2012 02:45 PM #25
      This list is awesome. I'm totally going to raid this list and pick up several books.

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      09-10-2012 01:15 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by skydive_007 View Post
      my gf is looking for books (like the title reads, in her words) "vampire or werewolf stories without a bunch of sappy love sh*t"


      "the more graphic and vile the better"



      can anyone help me find her some books ?? the more the better... when she reads I can play video games and watch movies that don't suck, so its in my best interest to find her some good books !!

      thanks guys !!
      AUthor, Jim Butcher...
      There's 13 of them out now.. first one in series is "Storm Front" not specifically about vamps and were's but they are main players.. Harry Dresden is a wizard/ P.I. in Chicago.. but it builds quickly to a broader plot line. Book 14 is out this November... it's one of the rare times I pre-order a book.. Jim Butcher is an amazing author.

      read on!

      deanna

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      09-10-2012 04:27 PM #27
      The second book in the Passage trilogy is out next month. Cant freakin' wait.
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      09-20-2012 04:33 PM #28
      Monster Hunter International series.



      Nothing but monsters, guns, gore, and more gore. I have never had as much fun reading a book as I have had reading these books.

      The first three novels in one: http://www.amazon.com/The-Monster-Hu...r+hunter+books

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      09-21-2012 12:19 PM #29
      Hmm, those actually sound pretty interesting.
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      11-13-2012 11:15 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by VDubby18 View Post
      Monster Hunter International series.



      Nothing but monsters, guns, gore, and more gore. I have never had as much fun reading a book as I have had reading these books.

      The first three novels in one: http://www.amazon.com/The-Monster-Hu...r+hunter+books
      These.

      Also, the Noble Dead books were pretty good, starting with Dhampir. Authors are Hendee or some such, can't remember.

      (Fake) Vampire Hunter tries to call it quits, settles in a town that has real vampires. Real vampires try to take her out before the legendary hunter takes them out.
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      11-19-2012 02:51 PM #31
      I just completed the Del Toro series. VERY dark...but very good
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