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littlesue
Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

I recently read Tanith Lee's Heart Beast and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in recent years. If you are a big fan of fantasy, this is for you. The story is based around a werewolf and the curse elements of it. This is no Eclipse or Full Moon, complete with teeny slush trash. This is a very good story, very well written, very believable with strong horror and fantasy elements. I whole heartedly recommend this to every Blake's 7 fan.


I've not read many Tanith Lee novels, but my faves are:

Kill the Dead - a fantasy in which the two main protagonists seem to be based on Avon and Vila; the impression only reinforced by the characters' names Parl Dro (which is what Paul Darrow's autograph looks like) and Myal Lemyal (a riff on 'Michael'Wink. And the fact that the book is dedicated to 'Valentine' (Paul's middle name). And some of the dialogue could be straight out of B7. Be that as it may, it's an excellent story - but especially so for fans of B7, and even more especially so for fans of Avon and Vila.

The Silver Metal Lover - a searing, achingly beautiful love story about a wealthy, privileged but insecure girl and her passion for an android minstrel. One of the best teen romances I've ever read, and even as a mature married person, it's one I re-read regularly. Forget 'Twilight', this is the way first love should be written!

When the Lights Go Out - this is a dark, twisted tale of a seaside town when the season has ended and the visitors departed - when the lights have gone out. It has a wonderful dreamy, nightmarish quality, with strong fantasy elements.

Tanith Lee's writing is lovely, lyrical and almost poetic, and her characters are fascinating. Wonderful stuff, highly recommended!


Has anyone got a recording of 'The Silver Sky' written by Tanith and performed by Mr D and an actress I can't think of at the mo? (It's up in my box, the info that is.) It was broadcast on the Beeb back in the 80's
Cold.....you don't know the meaning of cold.
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rojkerr1
The Forsaken, space 1999 novel, the departure of Paul Morrow
 
Lurena
littlesue wrote:

Travisina wrote:

meegat39 wrote:

I recently read Tanith Lee's Heart Beast and I have to say it was one of the most enjoyable books I've read in recent years. If you are a big fan of fantasy, this is for you. The story is based around a werewolf and the curse elements of it. This is no Eclipse or Full Moon, complete with teeny slush trash. This is a very good story, very well written, very believable with strong horror and fantasy elements. I whole heartedly recommend this to every Blake's 7 fan.


I've not read many Tanith Lee novels, but my faves are:

Kill the Dead - a fantasy in which the two main protagonists seem to be based on Avon and Vila; the impression only reinforced by the characters' names Parl Dro (which is what Paul Darrow's autograph looks like) and Myal Lemyal (a riff on 'Michael'Wink. And the fact that the book is dedicated to 'Valentine' (Paul's middle name). And some of the dialogue could be straight out of B7. Be that as it may, it's an excellent story - but especially so for fans of B7, and even more especially so for fans of Avon and Vila.

The Silver Metal Lover - a searing, achingly beautiful love story about a wealthy, privileged but insecure girl and her passion for an android minstrel. One of the best teen romances I've ever read, and even as a mature married person, it's one I re-read regularly. Forget 'Twilight', this is the way first love should be written!

When the Lights Go Out - this is a dark, twisted tale of a seaside town when the season has ended and the visitors departed - when the lights have gone out. It has a wonderful dreamy, nightmarish quality, with strong fantasy elements.

Tanith Lee's writing is lovely, lyrical and almost poetic, and her characters are fascinating. Wonderful stuff, highly recommended!


Has anyone got a recording of 'The Silver Sky' written by Tanith and performed by Mr D and an actress I can't think of at the mo? (It's up in my box, the info that is.) It was broadcast on the Beeb back in the 80's


Yes, I have. Mr D sounds very Avonesque in The Silver Sky. the actress is called Elizabeth Bell.

Since 1978 I have all Tanith Lee's early stories in English, very good. But I lost interest when I couldn't buy the others in English and the translations we got were very poor in my opinion. I have often thought to give them a try in English, but then forgot about it.
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rojkerr1
Volkavaar by Tanith Lee very good - not sure of my spelling! Kill the Dead excellent, dedicated to Paul Darrow, Silver Sky excellent play
 
Gauda Cheese
I just got the paperback version of Star Wars: Scoundrels. Tim Zahn doing SW is always a good thing and I love a good heist caper.
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
Gauda Cheese
The Chase by CLive Cussler. Never read him before and this ones okay. I did though buy a Dirk Pitt novel to try out as well.
http://stwco.word... Stuff and things written by me.

My podcast: http://GATM.buzzs...
 
JustBrad
STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.
 
rojkerr1
From a Buick 8 -stephen king
 
Klenotka
JustBrad wrote:

STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.


Grin I bought the whole series a while ago but I couldnīt get through book 1. I have a friend who is already in the third part and got to "important spoilers" Grin
We compare each otherīs "notes" right now because her book has 1100 pages and I (STILL) read "IT" by Stephen King, which has 1013 pages but I think I am closer to the end Smile It is a fantastic book, btw. Smile
 
purplecleric
Love a good Stephen King brick - my fave has to be The Stand - it went on and on and I still didn't want it to end!

Preferred his earlier stuff, though. He has an easy way of describing characters that pulls you right in, even the unpleasant ones.
 
sweevo
Salvatore: Arcus Iudicium.
 
Travisina
JustBrad wrote:

STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.


I only wish there were more pages - like everyone else who's reached the end of 'Dance With Dragons' I'm desperate to find out what happens next!
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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Travisina
purplecleric wrote:

Love a good Stephen King brick - my fave has to be The Stand - it went on and on and I still didn't want it to end!

Preferred his earlier stuff, though. He has an easy way of describing characters that pulls you right in, even the unpleasant ones.


Stephen King is utter genius at characters. The first King I read was 'Carrie', which is short but awesome - and the film was excellent. The next one I read was 'The Shining' which is my fave - after reading it I had to sleep with the light on for a week! I didn't think the Kubrick film did that one justice at all. Although the film was hailed for all sorts of technical and cinematic innovations, I thought it completely missed the point of the book.
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
purplecleric
@travisina - B7/Stephen King/Rutger Hauer/80's music - were we separated at birth?
 
Travisina
purplecleric wrote:

@travisina - B7/Stephen King/Rutger Hauer - were we separated at birth?


You are me and I claim my Ģ5 Smile
Twitter: @TravisinaB7
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There's no point being grown up if you can't be childish sometimes
 
wall1885
I've just started to read volume 1 (of 4) of Outlaws of the Marsh by Shi Nai'an
Written in the 14th Century its considered a Classic of Chinese literature.

Many people know this better by another title - The Water Margin.

I first fell in love with this story when I used to watch the TV series, which was shown on a Friday (I think), about 6pm on BBC 2 in the mid 1970's. I loved the stories about Lin Chong. At the time I bought the novelisation of the TV series, by David Weir, I read it many times.I still have my much read copy.

It was only as I got older that I learned that all this was based on a much bigger,more interesting piece of literature.

I always meant to read the original version but life took over & I got older (too quickly)- it was only recently that something recently reminded me of this much loved series and I finally purchased a copy of the Original-

I should have read this many years ago, I'm enjoying every page of it. I would recommend it to anyone who has a passing interest in either classical literature, Chinese legends or even the TV series
 
Travisina
Funnily enough, we were just talking about 'The Water Margin' here: http://www.blakes...#post_9101

My hubby's got a hardback 4-volume set of 'Outlaws of the Marsh'... but I haven't read them yet. Your post might just be the incentive I needed!
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JustBrad
Travisina wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.


I only wish there were more pages ...


As long as they're about Tyroin, Tywin, or Danaerys... Yes.

Had about all the Theon and Sansa I can stand.
 
Gauda Cheese
Joyland, one of Kings more recent books is amazing.

But the Stand and IT are the ones i love the most.

A Feast For Crows...... the book that made me quit the series and decide to wait till the lazy bum finishes it.
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Ellen York
JustBrad wrote:

Travisina wrote:

JustBrad wrote:

STILL reading Game of Thrones.

I think the book fairies come in every night and add pages.


I only wish there were more pages ...


As long as they're about Tyroin, Tywin, or Danaerys... Yes.

Had about all the Theon and Sansa I can stand.


I've read all the books, but found Dance with Dragons to be a slog. Maybe the book fairies were visiting my copy too. I'm starting to feel like the author doesn't know where the story is going and just keeps writing with no plan. And at the rate he is killing off characters it may be the undead that get the throne.
A friend of mine is livid at how long the wait is between books. When Feast for Crows finally came out, she and her husband bought one copy. The husband read it first and when he finished, handed it to her with a comment about a major spoiler. He's lucky she didn't deck him with the book, those things are thick enough to do some damage.
 
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