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G-MAN - 07 May 2012 07:34 PM

:O DUN DUN DUN

Lol

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Meh.

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Xalphagirlx - 24 July 2013 06:36 PM

I havent read them but my dad reads them

My parents don`t think that it`s verry appropiet but I still read them

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My Father read something that’s NOT about cars? Sure. My Mother only reads those horrid Harliquin Romance novels. Snore.

Overall, they always let me read what I wanted. As soon as I was able to read well, I was reading Stephen King, Aldous Huxley and more. Age is no real measure of maturity/reading comprehension ability.

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And suddenly I feel very old..

I am reading the first in this series right now and loving it. I am an adult. I found it in the adult section of my library, in sci-fi. I would consider it an adult book (or for those with a more mature outlook).

My library do not put this in the young adult section, though interestingly they put Poppy Z Brite in there (who is most graphically not for younger people…)

Blooming good book though.

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Gingerdoll - 02 August 2013 09:27 PM

And suddenly I feel very old..

I am reading the first in this series right now and loving it. I am an adult. I found it in the adult section of my library, in sci-fi. I would consider it an adult book (or for those with a more mature outlook).

My library do not put this in the young adult section, though interestingly they put Poppy Z Brite in there (who is most graphically not for younger people…)

Blooming good book though.

Don’t feel so bad, I’m part of the older crowd. I think the strangest thing for me is being a clearly adult woman, walking into the teen section and bee-lining for Darren’s newest book. I usually make some comment to the cashier/whomever I am with that “I think this the the book my ______ wanted.”  I know TONNES of people shop in the teens section (a decent selection of literature can be found between the tomes of authors trying to cash in on the latest vampire/werewolf/love triangle craze) but it never seems to be less awkward. But, it is still better than being a professional looking adult caught in the manga section..

Anyhow… Noticed that you’re new here Ginger, welcome to the boards!

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I `ve finished the seiries when I was 12 and it was`nt too bad

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Thank you for the welcome :)

I just finished the first book in The City, and will be picking up the next two tomorrow hopefully. Loved it.

I read a lot of YA fiction, much of it library borrowed and have gotten used to the raised eyebrows! There’s a pretty fine distinction between some of what’s adult and what’s not - Naomi Novak’s Temeraire is in adult and yet I happily gave a copy to a 12 year old.

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No problem.

The second two are definitely good reads, the first and third are my personal favourites. I’ve got both the original and the reprints of the books, and while there are a few minor differences, nothing is really lost between the two other than the polishing of a few scenes.

I will say though, at least with these, Thin and Lady, they are at least in the adult section so not as many looks :)

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I read the series when I was younger, I found it too adult for my tastes. I would not recommend it to younger audience, it is a bit of a heavy read compared to Shan’s other works. The age restriction is there for a reason, though children are becoming more desensitized these days.

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I think it’s okay….

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Father, did you miss me?
Been locked up a while.
I got caught for what I did
But took it all in style.

Laid to rest all my confessions
I gave way back when.
Now I’m versed in so much worse,
So I am back again.
And he said

For the lines that I take, I’m going to hell!
For the love that I make, I’m going to hell!

Father did you miss me?
Don’t ask me where I’ve been.
You know I know,
Yes, I’ve been told I redefine a sin.

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Tenebra - 24 July 2013 09:15 PM

I read a sample and I say that a high schooler can give them a go if they feel comfortable with the mature topics

I agree. I personally would think that nobody should read it if the mature topics distract you from the story. The story line is really good.

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My parents let me read what I want. Hell, they let my younger brother watch the shows “The Sopranos” and “South Park” when he was thirteen years old. I mainly read paranormal fantasy stories and mysteries.