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Date Posted: 3/27/2010 8:24 PM ET
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Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter

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Date Posted: 3/27/2010 9:10 PM ET
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What? Are you trying to say you didn't already know that Abraham Lincoln was a vampire hunter? Geez...where have you been?

 

:-D

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 5:24 AM ET
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If there's ever been a literary fad that deserves a stake through its heart, it's this one.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 8:04 AM ET
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That just seems...disrespectful. And weird...very weird. And 3.9 stars?!?!?

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 8:12 AM ET
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If there's ever been a literary fad that deserves a stake through its heart, it's this one.

+1

 

Enough.  It was sort of cute, at first.  But let's stop now, okay?  Have some dignity!

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 8:44 AM ET
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Totally in agreement. Who buys these kind of books? Can there really be an audience?

Going back into my cave now ....

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 9:29 AM ET
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What? You guys haven't seen the next ones coming out? Jane Slyre or Emma and the Vampires?

I agree, enough is enough. But people keep buying them so...

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 11:19 AM ET
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I have to agree that enough is enough even though I am guilty of reading Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.  I found the book very humorous because I was so familiar with the original and read it as a laugh.  The genre itself does seem kind of odd and maybe (gasp) someone is trying to make a quick buck or two.  Ya think?!

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 11:47 AM ET
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I also enjoyed "P,P&Zombies", it was too funny and cute. I've got the Abe Lincoln one on my WL because it was written by the same guy who did "P,P&Zombies. I can wait to get it from the WL, wouldn't go pay HC prices for it new. I do want to read it, but I agree that this trend is outta control!

Yesterday, I saw one that is supposed to be a prequel to the "P,P&Zombie one, but it was written by someone else. It's "Dawn of the Dreadfuls" by Steve Hockensmith.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 12:10 PM ET
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One of the newest P&P ones (I have promptly forgot the title) showed up on the latest Vine newsletter. I declined.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 1:03 PM ET
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Yeah, it looks like these PP&Z (Austen) ones are being released by Quirk Classics and are being written by different authors. The PP&Z one is by Seth Grahame-Smith, the prequel, "Dawn of the Dreadfuls", by Steve Hockensmith, and the "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" one is by a third guy, Ben H. Winters. Since they are being written by different authors, I'm sure the quality will vary. The 1st one was really cute, but I'm sure the new ones will circle the drain pretty quickly.

It really annoys me the way publishers grab hold of a trend then ram it down our throats until we are totally sick of it. Just like they have done with books about the Tudors. It's unfortunate that they do that because I'm sure we are probably missing out on the diamond that is being hidden by all of the crappy books.

Date Posted: 3/28/2010 7:10 PM ET
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Little Vampire Women

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 9:27 AM ET
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Little Women??? Okay, now they have gone too far. A pox on their house....

Is that one from Quirk Classics?

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 11:41 AM ET
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I think that's what's happened, Valli. A pox hit the house and somebody's brains exploded. What I have trouble with is why the public is going for it.

Going back into my cave ...

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 4:21 PM ET
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I have to admit I'm curious about http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/614yLTtbFRL.jpg  this one - but not curious enough to actually go and buy it.  When my library stoops low enought to get it - I may have to borrow it.

 

Otherwise - yes this whole fad needs to go and die.

Date Posted: 3/29/2010 7:44 PM ET
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Oh, good grief.

I asked a very good friend of mine today if she had seen any of these books. She's also an HF fan. She sheepishly admitted to reading the Jane Austen ones. She said she really liked the first one and the second was so-so.

She said they take the original text and replace words or phrases and add a few things. Everything's kinda bizarre - like Ninjas showing up at a dance.

Shakes head. Heads back toward cave ...



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Kat (polbio) -
Date Posted: 3/30/2010 7:51 AM ET
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I am in the group of having no interest in these books. I think it is pitiful that these authors are so hard up for ideas that they have to mutilate classics. And yes, I find it a bit direspectful and distateful to turn Abe Lincoln into a Vampire Hunter. I could see where they would be funny, but I wont read them on principle.

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 10:07 AM ET
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This stuff is certainly not HF and definitely not my cuppa.

Perhaps it ought be in the Fantasy Forum.  :) 

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 1:23 PM ET
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Eh, I'll probably read "Pride and Prejudice and Zombies" at some point, and my friend says that "Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters" is really quite fun and very Jules Vernish. 

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 1:39 PM ET
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My question is, why is it all 19th century literature and famous figures? Bizarre...


Where's the Zombie-Vampire War of Troy with a shapeshifting Helen and were-Hector?

I find it inconceivable to imagine that Petruchio was not a ninja at some point in his life.

The Bible could certainly use some brain-eating. Or maybe it already has it. Lots of bad stuff went down when Jericho did.

And a Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon fight with Becket and Henry II is what literature has been lacking for far too long.

I'll shut up now. :-P

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Date Posted: 3/30/2010 2:35 PM ET
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ROFLMAO!!!!  Karla you made me spit my water out all over the monitor!!! lol.

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 2:41 PM ET
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Karla!  Henry and Becket,  ROFLMAO!!!!

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 3:36 PM ET
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Karla, Write it. It will sell. Hurry, before one of us steals your idea!

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 5:11 PM ET
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Genie, it probably would. There is one coming out soon with a Romeo and Juliet take off. No cover yet. Romeo & Juliet & Vampires
by William Shakespeare (August 31, 2010)

Date Posted: 3/30/2010 7:14 PM ET
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At this rate, I'm never coming outta my cave.;(

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