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Old July 12 2012, 05:55 PM   #466
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Still, Lincoln destroying blood sucking leeches that are a threat to the country does sound like a simplified version of the Civil War.
Yeah. I am thinking about writing a screenplay about Giuseppe Garibaldi slaying dragons in the Wars of Italian Unification, as a methaphor of the struggles against landowners and papists.
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Old July 12 2012, 06:33 PM   #467
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Still, Lincoln destroying blood sucking leeches that are a threat to the country does sound like a simplified version of the Civil War.
Yeah. I am thinking about writing a screenplay about Giuseppe Garibaldi slaying dragons in the Wars of Italian Unification, as a methaphor of the struggles against landowners and papists.
Awesome. I must go see that.
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Old July 12 2012, 10:51 PM   #468
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"Ah havva comma herra to eatta pizza and slay dragoni... and Ah'mma alla outta pizza!"
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Old July 12 2012, 11:53 PM   #469
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"Ah havva comma herra to eatta pizza and slay dragoni... and Ah'mma alla outta pizza!"

For some reason I visualized this guy saying that (yes, I know he's supposed to be french)

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Old July 13 2012, 06:54 PM   #470
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Oh well, infraction for trolling. Comments to PM when you are able
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Neroon's just gonna go all Sheridan on you at this rate.
Much as I appreciate the comparison, I killed 50,000 in the war myself.

Now that den-sha has been invoked, we can get back to talking about presidents and their part-time jobs...
Flexing your internet muscles i guess...
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Old July 13 2012, 07:46 PM   #471
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Finally got around to starting the book this morning, enjoying it so far.
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Old July 14 2012, 06:24 PM   #472
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Where all the white women at?
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Old November 3 2012, 09:30 PM   #473
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Finally got around to starting the book this morning, enjoying it so far.
At the risk if being accused of necromancy, I finally got done reading the book, and eh...I gotta say I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. The upside is, the movie didn't really wreck a great book, it was an okay book to begin with.

I expected there was a vampirism = slavery metaphor in there somewhere probably because I expected the book to be about something, and that was the most likely candidate.

But in the end, it wasn't about anything except taking a period of history and introducing vampires as a gimmick. Problem is, history as it really happened was more intesting (and scarier)!

Anther disappointment is that the author didn't do a very good job of re-creating the tone of 19th C writing. Lincoln's secret diary sounded exactly like what it was, the product of a modern novelist.

It wouldn't have been that difficult to try a little harder for an authentic style. He did make some effort, but I found it unconvincing at best. It might pass muster with a reader who was completely unfamiliar with 19th C writing, I suppose.
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Old November 4 2012, 04:17 AM   #474
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For this learned and humane book review, Temis, great thanks.
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Old November 4 2012, 04:22 AM   #475
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Finally got around to starting the book this morning, enjoying it so far.
At the risk if being accused of necromancy, I finally got done reading the book, and eh...I gotta say I didn't like it as much as I thought I would. The upside is, the movie didn't really wreck a great book, it was an okay book to begin with.

I expected there was a vampirism = slavery metaphor in there somewhere probably because I expected the book to be about something, and that was the most likely candidate.

But in the end, it wasn't about anything except taking a period of history and introducing vampires as a gimmick. Problem is, history as it really happened was more intesting (and scarier)!

Anther disappointment is that the author didn't do a very good job of re-creating the tone of 19th C writing. Lincoln's secret diary sounded exactly like what it was, the product of a modern novelist.

It wouldn't have been that difficult to try a little harder for an authentic style. He did make some effort, but I found it unconvincing at best. It might pass muster with a reader who was completely unfamiliar with 19th C writing, I suppose.
But this has been the point of these books, they are gimmicks and nothing more. Highly popular gimmicks.
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Old November 4 2012, 05:54 PM   #476
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Wow Temis, that sucks that you didn't like the book. I'm in the middle of the audio version of it now and I'm enjoying it thus far.
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Old November 4 2012, 06:42 PM   #477
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But this has been the point of these books, they are gimmicks and nothing more. Highly popular gimmicks.
The problem is, they didn't say so on the book jacket. Gotta read the silly thing before it becomes apparent.
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Old November 4 2012, 07:55 PM   #478
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But this has been the point of these books, they are gimmicks and nothing more. Highly popular gimmicks.
The problem is, they didn't say so on the book jacket. Gotta read the silly thing before it becomes apparent.
The next thing you can do is read Pride and Prejudice and Zombies and Sense and Sensibility and Seamonsters!
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Old November 4 2012, 09:03 PM   #479
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Meh, I was never interested in any of that. The Civil War setting interested me, that's all.

It's probably more fun when you're listening to voice actors performing the roles...
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Old November 4 2012, 09:09 PM   #480
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Meh, I was never interested in any of that. The Civil War setting interested me, that's all.

It's probably more fun when you're listening to voice actors performing the roles...
Sorry, I was just being sarcastic.
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