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Old March 31 2013, 12:36 AM   #2041
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^It helps to enjoy Dracula if you're a fan of typewriters...
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Old March 31 2013, 01:34 AM   #2042
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I'm starting to think about setting Dracula aside. It's one I've been wanting to read for a long time, but now that I've started it it's kind of boring me. I feel a little guilty because I love modern Vampire stories, and I was really looking forward to reading one of the books that set up a lot of the mythology they use.
I was about two thirds through it when I quit. I just don't think it's particularly good. It's certainly dull.

It's hugely better than the belated follow up by Dacre Stoker though, which I think is the worst book I have ever read. Perversely, I finished that one...
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Old March 31 2013, 09:18 AM   #2043
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I'm starting to think about setting Dracula aside. It's one I've been wanting to read for a long time, but now that I've started it it's kind of boring me. I feel a little guilty because I love modern Vampire stories, and I was really looking forward to reading one of the books that set up a lot of the mythology they use.
I was exactly in the same situation as you, as you I like modern vampire stories and I wanted to read the "origin" of the vampire, but Dracula is really old now and comparing with novels of our days, I found it slow and quite boring. I finished it though, but because I wanted to finish it, not because I was enjoying it.
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Old March 31 2013, 02:45 PM   #2044
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I found Dracula interesting from a narrative/structural standpoint, because it's so self-referential. The process of creating the epistolary narrative is itself a central plot point in that narrative, because it's by assembling the evidence in that form that the characters are able to deduce what's going on and devise a plan for dealing with it. It's kind of the Victorian equivalent of a found-footage movie.
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Old March 31 2013, 03:28 PM   #2045
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I'm still having a hell of a time getting through DRG3's Allegiance in Exile for some reason. In the meantime I started and finished both Book 2 of the Kirk/Gary Mitchell trilogy by MJF and Recovery, the final "Lost Years" book by J.M. Dillard. I really enjoyed both books. I've never checked out the second or third LY stories, so i'll probably go there next along with the third book in the Kirk/Mitchell trilogy.
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Old March 31 2013, 04:35 PM   #2046
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The Lost year books and the Kirk/ Gary Mitchell books are well writen.I reread them again last year I enjoyed how MJF wrote about the Kirk/Gary Mitchell friendship in the Brother's keeper trilogy. I just finished reading Startrek Weight of worlds by Greg Cox. It's a fast paced story well writen and exciting.I'm now reading Star Trek Debtor's planet and Tales of the Dominion war.
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Old March 31 2013, 05:49 PM   #2047
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^I've been on a bit of an MJF kick lately with the Kirk/Mitchell books as well as the Stargazer books. I like a lot of the little books that were released in the late 1990's and early 2000's. I LOVE the stuff published today, but sometimes i miss those 250 page suckers .
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Old March 31 2013, 05:53 PM   #2048
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Star Trek, the Eugenics Wars: The Rise and Fall of Khan Noonien Singh, Volume One by Greg Cox.
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Old March 31 2013, 06:56 PM   #2049
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I just got to the "Mack Event" in Silent Weapons.
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Old March 31 2013, 08:44 PM   #2050
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I did decide to set Dracula aside. I downloaded the first Volumes of the new Wonder Woman and Justice League Dark series from DC Comics New 52. I plan on starting WW: Blood later this afternoon.
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Old April 1 2013, 02:25 AM   #2051
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I just finished Star Wars: Tales of the Bounty Hunters. Tomorrow I kick off Tom Baker month with Doctor Who: Corpse Marker by Chris Boucher. Up on deck after that is Tales from Jabba's Palace.
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Old April 1 2013, 10:21 AM   #2052
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Just finished 'Plagues Of Night', fantastic book, now onto 'Raise The Dawn'
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Old April 1 2013, 01:23 PM   #2053
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Just started The Lives of Dax.
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Old April 1 2013, 03:02 PM   #2054
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Currently reading:

TOS: The Weight of Worlds by Greg Cox
Titus Andronicus by William Shakespeare
Gateways Book 1: One Small Step by Susan Wright
Shadows on the Sun by Michael Jan Friedman

Over the past week, I finished:
Cold Equations Book 3: The Body Electric by David Mack
TNG: The Stuff of Dreams by James Swallow
Imbalance (TNG #22) by V. E. Mitchell
A Clash of Kings by George R. R. Martin
VOY: Children of the Storm by Kirsten Beyer
Swordhunt (TOS #95) by Diane Duane
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Old April 1 2013, 03:50 PM   #2055
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Just finished New Frontier: Fire on High, weakest of the series so far, but still enjoying it. Taking a break from Star Trek for Scott Sigler's Nocturnal before I hit the way back machine and read the Captain's Table series

I've actually gone through the timeline and worked out where all of PAD's TNG stories fall, so post Nocturnal I'm going to start on them in chronological order.
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