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Old December 28 2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Looking for recommendations: Mermaids

H2O, and the Ariel stuff in Once Upon A Time have gotten me in the mood for some more mermaid stuff, so I was wondering if you guys could recommend any mermaid books? I have done some looking, put I wasn't sure if any of the stuff I found was actually worth reading.
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Old December 28 2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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Old December 28 2013, 05:23 PM   #3
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Re: Looking for recommendations: Mermaids

Today I learned there's an entire subgenre of Mermaid fiction.
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Old December 28 2013, 07:33 PM   #4
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Re: Looking for recommendations: Mermaids

try the 80's movie Splash with Tom Hanks, Darryl Hannah, and John Candy. Not high art or anything, but it's not a bad way to spend a couple hours.
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Old December 28 2013, 10:49 PM   #5
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For a decent YA Mermaid book, with a male protagonist no less, you can go with The Vicious Deep, by Zoraida Córdova.
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Old December 29 2013, 12:27 AM   #6
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Re: Looking for recommendations: Mermaids

Going back a ways, there's also The Merman's Children by Poul Anderson.
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Old December 29 2013, 03:31 AM   #7
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There's also the quite good made-for-TV, HBO-produced She Creature, with Rufus Sewell and Carla Gugino. Think Alien circa 1900, with a sexy telepathic topless mermaid as the beastie. (Yep, a real nude mer-woman, no PG-13-enforcing breast-covering hair here.) The writing and acting is actually pretty strong for an homage to old drive-in B-movie horror flicks, and while I wish the third act had stuck more with the psychological horror of the first half, it's definitely worth a watch.
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Old December 29 2013, 11:09 PM   #8
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Re: Looking for recommendations: Mermaids

You guys seem to be coming up with most of the same stuff I got in my searches. But, I do appreciate the help, so thank you.
As for the recommendation of Splash, I've seen it several times and it is a great movie.
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Old December 30 2013, 12:22 AM   #9
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Here's a somewhat esoteric, borderline case: Night Tide (1961) with Dennis Hopper. It's a moody, atmospheric film about a troubled young woman who may or may not be a mermaid. It's similar in tone to the original CAT PEOPLE . . . .
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Old December 30 2013, 12:45 AM   #10
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I looked that up on Wikipedia and it does sound interesting, and it's now in my Netflix queue. Thanks.
As for books, right now I'm leaning towards the Watersong, Lost Voices, and Syrena Legacy series.
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Old January 4 2014, 03:20 AM   #11
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I'd recommend Mermaid Forrest.
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