Lara Parker Message Board
posts on 8/22/2006 11:56:43 AM
Just a quick note to say I loved your books and only wish I could have been Barnabas. I would have worshipped your beautiful bare feet all day, everyday. You are a GODDESS!
posts on 8/19/2006 10:34:15 PM
Please give a comment on that African character in "Angelique's Descent. I am referring to Angelique's male friend who can repair sails without taking them down, and has a proverb for every occassion.
posts on 6/14/2006 9:02:41 AM
Have you heard David Gilmour's new CD "On an Island" ?
posts on 5/15/2006 12:23:29 PM
I recently read Angelique's Descent for the first time, and I have to say, as a writer myself, I was totally blown away by your literary expertise. I would love to see you write other than D.S. novels, I think your ability is amazing. I feel I can say this with validity considering the years I have spent learning the art and craft of writing. I hope to have my first novel out within the next year, and my second one is near completion.
I was also wondering if you're planning to do a book tour for The Salem Branch, I would love to meet you (get an autograph if possible) and find out what your future writing plans are. You are one of my new favorite Authors. Thanks for simply being so good at what you do.
Lorentz posts on 3/1/2006 5:38:10 PM
“Angelique's Descent” was really good. It surpassed the “Dark Shadows” show. However, one favorite character of mine was never in the show. I think the African who can mend sails has great potential as a character. I don't have the book right now, so I can't remember his name. However, I think that it was a pidgin English transliteration of “Alexander.”
Secret Voodoo rites were explained throughout the book, but mending sails was never described. Some of them are really Hindu/Buddhist rites standing in for voodoo rites, lets be ecumenical. Alexander mends a full mast sail without taking it down while a breeze was blowing. Alexander (?) mends it. Angelique and Barnabbas on board both watch it, but no one can figure out how it was done. Real magic!
On the show, no one interacts with the Collins family without getting caught up with Collins craziness. However, throughout Lara's book Alexander and other black people move in and out without leaving an individual trace. And he was so blasé about witchcraft, he was horrified only at Angelique wasting her potential on those slave-trading Collins. He was pretty much the only hero in the story. I think that if a new “Dark Shadows” starts, he should be reintroduced. Or better yet, give Alexander his own novel and forget the Collins.
Also, please start a “Dark Shadows” series wit Barnabbas. I think that he made a more interesting ex-vampire than a vampire. Someone so impulsive and self centered deserves worse. In the book, Barnabbas and Roger are discussing ways to exploit the illegal immigrant trade. Barnabbas was considering learning computers to recruit cheap labor. Such an evil venture has loads of evil possibilities.
richard wirt posts on 5/8/2005 12:32:08 PM
dear ms. parker i have been a fan of yours sense the first time i saw you on ds it was ANGELIQUE professed that sh was not a witch to rev. Trask i had never seen a soap like ds up until then. i was totaly hooked of all the chacters on ds yours stands out the most because you could always tell why Angelique did the things she did. thanks for all the plesure ive gotten from watching you all these years. your one of a kind to beable to make Angelique symathic while being evil. ric
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