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zombemybabynow

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THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« on: 01 April, 2010, 03:31:45 pm »
Remember when nu metal appeared?  It was hyped and hyped and while it existed/during it's zeitgeist it had it's own shelf in hmv.

Guess what i saw in waterstones last night?  between sci-fi and horrow was...


...Dark fantasy!!!

Obviously pretty boys with long teeth in v-kneck jumpers who aren't wearing t-shirts underneath, are becoming tres popular! (vampire diaries, twilight etc)



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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #1 on: 01 April, 2010, 03:33:56 pm »
Waterstones has a 'Paranormal Romance' section .. full of books with identical looking black covers with a single object, sometimes bloodstained, on them.

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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #2 on: 01 April, 2010, 03:42:19 pm »
'Becoming' popular?! I think you'll find it's been happening for a while.

Inevitable, really - it's the original Harry Potter crowd, girls who probably started reading the series in primary school, now in their early-mid teens and looking for something older and 'darker' to move on to.

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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #3 on: 01 April, 2010, 06:04:26 pm »
Yawn.

I'm more worried by the WHSmith shelving section I've seen in nearly every branch - TRAGIC LIFE STORIES - or, as I call it Paedobiographies.  All stories about how someone you've never met was neclected/abused as a kid and had a shite life. 

Don't get me wrong, I'm sympathetic.  I'm just disturbed that it's such a common genre that someone finishes reading one they want ANOTHER. 

On the positive side for these books, I guess at least TALKING about such things makes it better for both the authors and young people who might have some idea of avoiding such situations these days.  If one has had similar experiences, I can get how it might be helpful to read about how someone else  got through it, but surely most of the readers have never had such experiences themselves and wish to somehow wallow in the horror of a stranger's stolen childhood. Vile and faintl exploitative if you ask me.

Personally I can't cope with even the idea, let alone actually reading them.  Too horrible. 

Hope nobody's too offended by this, but it IS faintly relevant.
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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #4 on: 01 April, 2010, 06:31:07 pm »
Nu-metal & metalcore should die.

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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #5 on: 01 April, 2010, 11:28:43 pm »
metal should die.

Fixed that for you.
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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #6 on: 01 April, 2010, 11:35:10 pm »
vampires, always the dullest of supernatural creatures, have recently been turned into horrible, whiny, emo girl-boys. Although 'Let the Right One in' is ace.
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Re: THE NU METAL OF BOOKS!!!
« Reply #7 on: 02 April, 2010, 10:25:58 am »