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1The_Holy_Terror Primeira Mensagem
Editado: Ago 14, 2006, 8:01pm

I created this group because I love Buffy the Vampire Slayer and I've been trying to buy every book about the show.

2khrister Primeira Mensagem
Jul 30, 2006, 3:54pm

Uhmm...I have more buffy related books than you do. But the one with the most that I can find is bluetyson, he has 90 books tagged buffy.

3The_Holy_Terror
Jul 30, 2006, 8:33pm

Yeah, after I posted that I checked out the tag info and saw that there are a few that have more. You can't edit messages though, at least, I don't see a way. That's cool that there's people that have more than me - guess I just have to keep searching!

4deliriumslibrarian
Ago 1, 2006, 7:05pm

What about books that live in the spirit of Buffy? I've been tagging stuff if it reminds me of the show (tho' nothing can fill the gap...)

5deliriumslibrarian
Ago 1, 2006, 7:05pm

er, that was tagging stuff "whedonesque" but it disappeared...

6rampaginglibrarian
Ago 14, 2006, 1:10pm

not that it really matters but i have 104--and i think there's still a few i'm missing--colour me obsessed

7LCB48 Primeira Mensagem
Set 3, 2006, 8:59am

I haven't start reading, still watching, but am obsessed. I'm going to use you all the find which books to start with. --Linda

8bluetyson
Out 3, 2006, 3:05am

There are still new novels coming out I think, speaking of lists?

Quite a few non fiction and criticism?

Not to mention comics, and the new comic series he is supposed to do soon.

9soohoolm
Dez 28, 2006, 6:27pm

Can anyone recommend Buffy books that take place after the fall of Sunnydale? Thanks

10soohoolm
Jan 5, 2007, 6:32pm

Have you read California Demon & Carpe Demon ? They are written under the premise ,that Buffy(not the characters name) is 30 something married with children in the suburbs they are really good books.

11Robpie
Jan 15, 2007, 8:00am

I just want to clarify that California Demon and Carpe Demon are not Buffyverse books; sooholm's wording is a little ambiguous there.

Also, as for books set after the fall of Sunnydale, check out Nancy Holder's Queen of the Slayers. It takes place following Season Seven, picking up immediately at the end of the final episode, right there on the bus, and correlates with Angel Season Five. The basic plot involves various forces of evil uniting to take revenge on Buffy for destroying The First.

My opinion: it stinks. (Amazon.com reviews agree.) If you're okay with the idea of demons using cell-phones to make phonecalls from one dimension to another, you'll like it. Anytime a character needs to do something extreme or unusual, Holder falls back on the easy "magick." Ta-da! Task accomplished. Read it because it's Buffy, or because you wouldn''t be able to live with yourself if you skipped it, but don't expect a good read.

12mackan
Jan 15, 2007, 9:16am

I certainly loved Buffy when it was on TV here, but can anyone here enlighten me (as I surely missed it, if it was any part of the story...) - WHY do the vampires need blood? I mean, would there be a possibility for a vampire that didn't want to drink blood (Angel?) to simply not do it? Is it ever mentioned in the series (or books?)

13bluetyson
Jan 15, 2007, 10:50am

No, they have to do it to live. Demons like liquid lunches it seems. :)

14Robpie
Jan 15, 2007, 11:07am

The first reference that comes to mind is from Season Four's 'Pangs,' when Spike is complaining that he should be given blood in exchange for information about the Initiative. I'm paraphrasing, but he asks something like, "Do you know what happens to vampires who don't get to feed?" Giles responds with "I always wondered about that." Spike answers, "Living skeletons, mate. Like famine pictures from those dusty countries, only not half as funny."
I'm not sure if that implies that vampires can survive indefinitely without blood (even if they do suffer without it) or that vampires can potentially starve to death without it.
I'll have to read up on this a bit to come up with a more definitive answer.

15mackan
Jan 15, 2007, 11:11am

Robpie - please do! I am sooo thankful for any help on this matter.

Bluetyson - :) "Liquid lunch".

16allanr
Ago 16, 2007, 8:15pm

Additionally, from season four AtS we learn that after Wesley retrieves Angel from the ocean's floor that when vampires have been deprived of blood they lose their minds and go sort of crazy (similar to Blade's vamps).

As to why vamps need blood to live it's part of their curse as a demon that they actually feed on the very essence of life. In some Judeo-Christian traditions there's been some equation of the ones soul to ones lifeblood. Therefore, by feeding on blood vampires are feeding on the soul of others.

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