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:dance: Spoiler alert on the book Whispers by Aram Keledjian. :dance:

 

The author takes a crack at the vampire lore in his own way.  The writing style was impressive, but the way he changes the very essence of Vampire does not work for me 100 %.  The reason why I chose to write about this is because I read the book a second time, and as much as I want to love it, these key points are not sitting with me all that well.

 

:grumble:  :wonder:  :banghead: points to look at and discuss:

vampires have magic

they do have a soul

they come from another world, or at least their powers do

there are more than one type of vampire, traditional and the kind in Whispers

a demon or some crazy creature within like "naruto" 

vampires cannot fly

powers can combine and posses their own magical attributes, this blew my mind

 

:argue:  :beerchug:

Id like to get more minds involved on this.  Would this be something that takes away from the story, or is this something that you wouldn't mind as much as I do.

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It really depends on how well it's done. In general I seldom have a problem with an author messing around with made up mythology, if it contributes to the story. The things you mention wouldn't bother me.

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Can't help you on this one, don't read anything about vampires except the one we all had a go at and darned if the title doesn't escape me at the moment.  It was the Count Dracula one.  I did find it interesting and creepy but it wouldn't be a genre I'd follow.

 

The name of the book was Dracula, by Bram Stoker.  Looked it up because it was bothering me.   :rolleyes:

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:arms: Dan, its not that it didn't work, it actually worked really well.  My only issue is, I kept on thinking about the different factors every-time I came across them.   :tapedshut

 

:angeldevi Momac, thank you for that, Dracula in 1897 has an eerie vibe to it, I am sure it requires a particular taste.  However this Whispers book took a different direction than Dracula  :scared:   the story felt like a comic mixed with super hero and villain with a taste of horror, perhaps more of paranormal.

 

 I wasn't thrilled about the comic relief, but im glad it was minor.  What are your thoughts about a story adding some sort of a relief but not sticking to it, like a transition sentence  :confused:  :confused:  :confused:

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I am always happy for comic relief. Having said that, there are certainly times when I feel like an author can't decide what kind of book they want to write, and that can be off putting. In general I most enjoy books with wisecracking dialogue, and clever and witty prose. Regardless of subject matter I always appreciate an author who doesn't take things extremely seriously. I like to see the pendulum swing, and the more horrifying or tragic the events the more I appreciate comic relief.

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Dan, you and I are two peas in a pod.   :lmao: :lmao:  

 

When comic relief is done right, it serves a significant purpose to the book, elevates the dialogue and tempo.  But when done poorly, and many do so, it just catapults the book to the ground.  :yikes:

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Hi Mark - welcome to BGO!

 

Do you have a connection to this book or the author? we're more than happy for authors or their family / friends to post about books over which they have sweated blood, but we like them to be honest about it, so if you do have a connection, don't be afraid to say - it will be welcome.

 

Either way, I hope we'll see you posting on other things you have enjoyed.

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We seem to have two people both talking about the book Whispers, are they the same person or?

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I think one was the author and the other is someone who has read the book, could be mistaken though?

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Hi Minx! :flirt:  :flirt:  :flirt:   I was given a copy of this book by a friend who knows the author through a twitch :banana:  :banana: "stream" :banana:  :banana: his brother has.  

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