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Old 12-11-2012, 12:31 AM   #16
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Isn't Vicki Pettersen's "Signs of the Zodiac" series about demons? I don't like dark fantasy when it gets too dark, and I'd heard this series was dark dark dark, so I passed on it. But I haven't read it, so I can't give you personal impressions.
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Old 12-11-2012, 03:31 AM   #17
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Pandemonium by Daryl Gregory was one of my best discoveries in 2010.
This looks pretty good. I checked it on goodreads and sure looks like it fits the bill. Thanks.

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I don't watch Supernatural but if you're looking for a book that has demons and is grim/dark/gritty, I would recommend The Demon Trilogy by Peter V. Brett. The 3rd book of the trilogy will be coming out next year.
Thanks a lot, I was planning to read it (some of my friends read it), but haven't really checked the synopsis till now and its a perfect fit.

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Do you like novelizations? There are several Supernatural novels out that take place in and around the television series. You can search Amazon for them. I think most are available as Kindle versions.
I checked this out, its not my thing, I like originals always much better.

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Take a look at Jonathan Maberry's 'Ghost Road Blues' trilogy.
This is my kinda thing. Thanks!

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God's Demon by Wayne Barlowe
Its an interesting concept and on my plan to read list, but its not really what I want now. But thanks.

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I quite liked a book by David Michael called The Summoning Fire. It's not a huge book at only about 200 pages, but I found it pretty dark and well-written.
I can't remember there being any humour in this. It's pretty grim.
Hmmm....it has pretty good rating on goodreads but kinda sketchy synopsis. I may give it a go

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Isn't Supernatural humorous at times? I understand that's TV and you're looking for books, but still...

I would think Richard Kadrey's "Sandman Slim" books would be right up any Supernatural fan's alley, but there is a bit of gallows humor and snark that comes with it.
It is. But that is not its undertone or main theme. Sometimes, there is a funny scene/joke to break up the tension and that suits me just fine in TV show. BUT, I dont like such things in the books I read. Clearer now?
I will give it a go to test it. I might like it.

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Don't they have quite a bit of nudge-nudge wink-wink gay innuendo in that show? Can't remember where I got that from but it was floating around somewhere. I haven't really watched the show myself. Is it good?
Little I think. But then again I'm on season 2 only.
Its pretty good so far. Give it a try.

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Checked it on goodreads, sorry to say, but doesn't look like my cup of tea with this female cop as lead. Thanks anyway.

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Your avatar looks like The Witcher. Have you read any of the books in that series? The first two (The Last Wish and Blood of Elves)are translated into English, and the third translation (Times of Contempt) is due this coming February.
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I have read them. Though it doesnt have anything to do with my request, glad to stumble upon another Sapkowski fan. Though I wonder where did you get the information that its due in february 2013? Bookdepository says its due in June 2013.

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Isn't Vicki Pettersen's "Signs of the Zodiac" series about demons? I don't like dark fantasy when it gets too dark, and I'd heard this series was dark dark dark, so I passed on it. But I haven't read it, so I can't give you personal impressions.
The darker the better in my case
But somehow this didnt catch me or engage me reading the short synopsis. But

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Not really, though the protagonists are demon-like. It's about a world where there are superheroes and really nasty super villains based on the signs of the Zodiac. Gritty, dark and different Urban Fantasy. http://www.vickipettersson.com/books...of-the-zodiac/

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Isn't Vicki Pettersen's "Signs of the Zodiac" series about demons? I don't like dark fantasy when it gets too dark, and I'd heard this series was dark dark dark, so I passed on it. But I haven't read it, so I can't give you personal impressions.
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I have read them. Though it doesnt have anything to do with my request, glad to stumble upon another Sapkowski fan. Though I wonder where did you get the information that its due in february 2013? Bookdepository says its due in June 2013.
I got the release date from http://www.amazon.ca/The-Time-Contem.../dp/0575085088. Your link depresses me, because the early dates are seldom right. Bah!

Edit: Perhaps the difference is due to the Amazon copy being hardcover, and the Bookdepository one being paperback.

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Old 12-13-2012, 11:43 PM   #20
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I'd say try the Monster Hunter International series I liked them and their not a million miles away from supernatural.
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Old 12-14-2012, 12:10 AM   #21
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Not really, though the protagonists are demon-like. It's about a world where there are superheroes and really nasty super villains based on the signs of the Zodiac. Gritty, dark and different Urban Fantasy. http://www.vickipettersson.com/books...of-the-zodiac/
Oh. Not what I thought at all. I don't care for superhero books.
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