V.C. Andrews Message Board
Christopher posts on 1/23/2009 10:40:54 PM
I am back. The Logan series was my second favorite after the Dollangangers. It seems Jenny and I are at odds again over the Logans. I felt the whole series was not predicable. Their family tree kept changing. Just when Melody thought she had it figured out there was a twist with tons of incest. Let us not spoil it for JRH but Melodys father was a big surprise. Neiderman left small hints in the first two books. He was really planning ahead like with Cary and Lauras relationship. In MELODY she considers it just a nasty rumor spread by the mean school kids. In HEART SONG Melody starts to suspect more with good reason. Even engaged to Cary she never has the courage to ask him point blank if the twins were in love. She probably fears his answer will be yes. The full truth is not known until Lauras story MUSIC IN THE NIGHT. I will not spoil it for you JRH. My only prediction was that Melody, Cary, and Laura were in fact triplets. I was wrong. Olivias story was one of the worst VCA books for me. Nothing new or interesting happened. Olivia was a poor villainous and I could not feel sorry for her as she brought most of her problems on herself and did nothing to change her situation. As for things going down hill after the Logans, yes they did. I did like the first two WILLOW DeBeers books. They were good soap operas. The prequels were a major let down. They could have had a lot of potential. The BROKEN WINGS series starts out OK but the second book MIDNIGHT FLIGHT left me floored. I stayed late at work because I could not put it down and was haunted by nightmares for weeks to come. I really felt I was one of those tortured girls. BROKEN WINGS can be summed up in 1000 words and is only worth reading as an introduction as to where these characters are coming from. Yes they have predictable VCA lives. RAIN the film was great. I have not read any of the Hudson series but the screenplay by Neiderman was probably pretty consistent. The production quality is below average but the story and great acting by Rain make it an A plus.
Laura posts on 1/23/2009 10:18:27 AM
Having been a VC Andrews reader for years and enjoying MOST of her books, I have to say I am extremely disappointed in the Delia Series. It is sad, depressing, morose. To believe that one horrible thing after the next continues to happen to this young girl. That her disgusting family members continue to triumph time and time again is ridiculous. Last VC Andrews book for me. Makes me think the Andrews family has NO happiness in their owns lives.
Alba posts on 12/22/2008 7:47:32 AM
I have just re-read the Landry series and was so disappointed with Pierre. I didn't remember him being so spineless! Those of you who have read Tarnished Gold will know what I'm talking about, but the way he ran off when Jack came after him and he abandoned Gabriel was awful. I don't understand why he couldn't have left Daphne and settled with Gabriel if the marriage was so awful and he loved Gabriel so much?
Also, it didn't tally with what was in all the other books. Ruby mentions quite frequently how Pierre adored Daphne, yet in Tarnished Gold he paints it as a cold, unloving relationship. Didn't make sense to me.
Sheri posts on 12/17/2008 10:11:47 PM
The book is called Delia's Crossing, not Delia's Passing.
Peggy posts on 12/17/2008 7:28:29 PM
My friend is asking for the book "Delia Passing" by VC Andrews. Is there such a book; I've been unable to locate this title.
Anyone know? PLEASE respond SOON.
Thanks in advance
Lena posts on 12/16/2008 3:44:28 PM
The Logan series was the first VCA family saga that I completed. I found Melody's story to be terribly dull, although I absolutely adored the two prequels. I probably wouldn't be able to stand them if I read them today, though. I did find Jillian from the Casteel a fascinating character. I love the villains in VCA's original works. Olivia Foxworth would have to be my fave character of all time, though.
Jenny posts on 12/14/2008 7:55:36 AM
Furtive, they made a movie based on the book Rain but I never heard what happened to it. That was a couple of years ago. It probably went straight to dvd. I will look it up. Ok, it was apparently released on April 29th at the cinema and May 29th on dvd. So far it has only been released in the US on region 1. No info as to whether it has been released in other countries. If you are in the US you should be able to get in on amazon.
JRH posts on 12/14/2008 2:02:32 AM
Okay I just saw the movie for the first time in years and I have to say I can understand why everyone was disappointed. It just wasnt close enough to the book for me either. Corrine's room looked a lot different than I imagined it. The sets looked a lot different than I imagined them too. What I dont get is, why is it so hard for them to follow the story line EXACTLY the way it was in the book? WHY,WHY,WHY do they have to change it? Although I have to say I didnt mind watching Corrine fall to her death in the end. Maybe if it was a little bit newer. I also didnt understand why Cathy and Chris were so old looking. Werent they only suppose to be 12 and 14? Anyways, disappointed, definatly!!
Alba posts on 12/13/2008 5:25:47 AM
I thought the film was terrible because it glossed over everything! The acting was shoddy, the sets were rubbish and it didn't stick to the story enough for me. The thing I loved about FITA was the darkness, the many layers of people's characters. I found everything black and white in the film (Corrinne and Olivia = bad. Cathy and the kids = good). It didn't show any of the struggles that Chris had coming to terms with his feelings for Cathy, or Corrinne's anguish over locking the kids up.
Furtive posts on 12/12/2008 11:29:39 PM
Are there any other movies based on V.C Andrew's stories? Like ''Flowers in the Attic''?
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