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06-07-2000, 09:42 PM
i am starting to read lee raintree's dallas book-can someone out there summarize this book for me? im only on the second chapter and im sick to death! i quote "ummmm, digger said, curling his tongue around ellie's nipple, moving his hands just so, and she was caught up in the leaping flame of being naked with him." that makes me sick- i know this is taking place when they were young, but i got a mental picture and need it to go away.LOL! i do not want to here about jock and miss ellie doing it either. so tell me,should i not go any farther?
JR IS GOD!
06-07-2000, 11:06 PM
Most definitely go on!
I absolutely love this book. It is outstanding. Sometimes you have to look beyond some of the sex scenes (and believe me, there are plenty of them) and get into the story. I loved the stories that were told, how they expanded upon the show, etc.
It takes you from when Miss Ellie's father died up until the end of the mini-series. Though there are names that are different from the series (ex Miss Ellie's father's name in the book was Sam, when in reality it was Aaron), it was great and you can easily look by the inconsistancies.
Remember while reading, this book was written after the mini-series, and Raintree did not know what, if anything, would happen next. Therefore, some things are different, and there were a lot of things explored in the novel that were never touched in the show.
I absolutely loved it, and there are a lot of people on this forum who did as well. It's worth it to go on.
"Steal me away..."
06-09-2000, 09:15 AM
sueellen: If the language of Raintree's book sickens you so far, you will only get sicker as you continue reading. It only gets worse.
JR: "Bobby, you're becoming a regular little detective"
Bobby: "Well, JR, that's a handy talent to have with a brother like you"
01-24-2001, 07:14 AM
So this is the book that caused that commotion in earlier posts?! I've never heard of this book (shame on me and I'm a Dallas fan). So this came out between the mini-series and the beginning of the show?
So AK, you recommend it?
01-24-2001, 11:45 AM
I have to agree with AK. Jacey, definately go on! The book is amazing and at the end, you will wish that Lee Raintree wrote the mini-series. A lot more exciting, believe me. Miss Ellie is amazing in that novel. You must finish it!
Afton to Cliff: "Sweetheart, take a minute and look outside yourself. You'll see an awful lot of things." (1983)
01-25-2001, 06:07 AM
Jacey, I have never read the book, and I have only heard that the book is so different than the show Dallas. It does follow some of the storylines, but in a more indepth and somewhat-morbid way. I think I would get turned off with those kinds of scenes, too. But, I wonder how much better it does get. Where did you get the book anyway, through Ebay?
01-25-2001, 09:22 AM
Somebody is cutting up our posts again. I remember this post and it had a lot more responses.
Jacey, I'll reiterate my sentiments on this book: If the first scenes sicken you, don't continue. It only gets much worse. It's not only full of graphic sex terms and scenes, but the language of it is blatantly anti-female (bitch, ****, whore, etc.).
As women, we have to conscientoiusly avoid supporting trashy books like this. If you love Pam, Sue Ellen, Miss Ellie or Lucy, this book may actually upset you with the nasty things they are called and the graphic sex scenes.
Frankly I don't understand how anyone can think this book is associated with Dallas just because it has some made-up details that weren't mentioned in the series. If Dallas were like this book, it would be a porn film, and Dallas is much classier than that.
I feel so strongly about this that I gave away my copy of it.
"Bobby, what are you doing here?"
"It's time to come home, Pam"
01-25-2001, 11:44 AM
No one is cutting posts unless people are editing their own posts, there was a thread on this discussion attached to another topic, can`t recall which one off hand, but I know we had an indepth discussion and at times heated on this.
I have been thinking alot about this book since the last discussion and in particular the author, last time the discussion was about ignoring certain bits, I thought about this and decided that the author was rather a bizzarre individual and I also think that all he did has added sex and violence , not exactly talented.
Personally I have decided to condemn the author and the book, if someone in real life made statements about women liking to be raped, I wouldn`t think, "oh its ok they like puppies", I wouldn`t want to know them based on that one thought. The same applies with my view towards the book.I don`t particular wish to associate myself with a book that sends out a message about women liking rape, even if its one line.
01-25-2001, 12:31 PM
I think I won't bother reading this Raintree book. Sounds like it'll just aggravate me and life is too short to step into that one.
I would love to have the "Dallas Bible". I can't remember the true title, but it ends before the dream season. I checked it out of the library years ago when it was first published. It followed the Dallas Show to a tea, as I recall. I'd love to have a copy of that one.
01-25-2001, 01:36 PM
Pam Ewing, I know what post you're referring to, it's "Sue Ellen Coming Into Her Own" or something like that and the Raintree book was mentioned and something else was misinterpreted. That post did get heated. Pamela's right, this post is new from that post.
01-25-2001, 05:17 PM
I remember checking out that book in the library in junior high. At age 13 that kind of language wasn't new to me but it was very shocking and degrading. I did however sell that book to a used book store years ago. The Sue Ellen character I grew up and watched and later adored wouldn't have masturbated like it was the only kind of pleasure she would enjoy in her life. The language was strong in regards to the women so I strongly agree with Pam Ewing about the woman characters we all came to respect and adore. They are certainly not the way they are depicted in his book http://www.soapchat.net/infopop/emoticons/icon_frown.gif
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