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BtVS Novel Suggestions

zombiegurl

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Hey fellow Buffy fans,

Can anyone please recommend a few good Buffy novels that also have witty "Buffy-speak"?

I tried to read a few in the past, but the plots were too convoluted and as a fan, I want to read a novelization as if I’m watching an episode of the show. I love the witty banter between the characters the most. I just finished "Apocalypse Memories" and it was all right, but not very witty.

So can anyone please suggest a few books that they enjoyed reading in the Byffy-universe?

Or any fanfiction with good "Buffy-speak" where the characters seem true to the show?

Or any books that are similar to the Buffy series?
 
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Can't remember any of the books being particularly heavy on 'Buffyspeak', even the ones written by established Buffy show-writers......
Not sure why that is, as I know Joss didn't write all of the witty banter on the show......?

Even Fanfic (and I've read a lot of that) normally only has the occasional witty comment thrown in.

Don't know to be honest.......I'll have to think about that one......o_O
 

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I started reading the book THE LOST SLAYER (I bought it on Amazon) and it is really good and does have some "Buffy-speak," so thank you again for the recommendation!
 
I wish there were eBook versions available on Amazon or other online retailers. :(
 

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I started reading the book THE LOST SLAYER (I bought it on Amazon) and it is really good and does have some "Buffy-speak," so thank you again for the recommendation!
 
I wish there were eBook versions available on Amazon or other online retailers. :(
The book really gets better and better!

Yeah, I know. You should order Tales of the Slayer vol 2 and join us in the book discussion!
 

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I would love to! Where is the book discussion?
You should order Tales of the Slayer vol 2 and join us in the book discussion!
 
I appreciate the recommendations and I bought a bunch of paperbacks from Amazon. But it would be so nice to have PDF or eBook versions to also read on my eReader. So does anyone know where I can find PDF or epub versions of any Buffy or Angel novels? Thanks!
 

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I would love to! Where is the book discussion?

 
I appreciate the recommendations and I bought a bunch of paperbacks from Amazon. But it would be so nice to have PDF or eBook versions to also read on my eReader. So does anyone know where I can find PDF or epub versions of any Buffy or Angel novels? Thanks!
You could check amazon. They generally have the biggest collection of ebooks, but there are not a lot of them out there!
 

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You could check amazon. They generally have the biggest collection of ebooks, but there are not a lot of them out there!
I did. No Kindle editions. :( There are Kindle/Comic book versions for the following seasons. Anyone read season 8?
 

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I did. No Kindle editions. :( There are Kindle/Comic book versions for the following seasons. Anyone read season 8?
Season 8 of the comics are in my opinion great (there are some reaally bad moments) but it is a much debated thing. I would recommend you to try and find out for yourself!
 

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Season 8 of the comics are in my opinion great (there are some reaally bad moments) but it is a much debated thing. I would recommend you to try and find out for yourself!
I do have one of the books, but I can't really get into it. I am not really interested in the comic book versions. I wish it was in novel format instead.

If it is not against the rules, does anyone know where I can find other versions of any Buffy or Angel novels? I am not interested in the comic book versions. Only the novels in any eReader type format. Or please send me a private PM. I like the paperback versions I own, but would still like a few to read on other devices. Thanks!
 

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Oh, man. I hate to bad mouth another writer, but the novelizations of the episodes are just painful to read. I get that they were written 15 years ago and the writing styles are outdated, but it reads as if the writers didn't even try to make them compelling. :(
 

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Does anyone know where I might read a copy Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the movie, Buffy, the Vampire slayer?

I only found one online it is the version that the directors rewrote. I'd really love to read Joss's intended version.
 

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Does anyone know where I might read a copy Joss Whedon's original screenplay for the movie, Buffy, the Vampire slayer?

I only found one online it is the version that the directors rewrote. I'd really love to read Joss's intended version.
I don't think he ever released that due to the rights belonging to Fox. Your best bet might be some old Buffy forums that are no longer active, but it would be a long shot.
 
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