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Old September 5th, 2012, 08:40 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Anyone fans of the Watch series by the russian writer Sergei Lukyanenko?

I've read all four and think their brilliant,
Just found out theres a 5th book released in english at the beginning of next year as well.

Has anyone thats read them got any suggestions for similar books?

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Never heard of them. Related to the recent movie perhaps? Daywatchers or something like that?

What they about?
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Saw the movies Night Watch and Day Watch. Pretty good. Really stunning visually. Thought about reading the books but just never got around to it. One of these days I'm sure I will.

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The third movie, if made, will be Twilight Watch. It hasn't stated production yet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Watch 2004_film
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Never heard of them. Related to the recent movie perhaps? Daywatchers or something like that?

What they about?
Right ill have to try hard to keep this brief cause i could seriously go off on one!

Firstly nothing to do with the daywalkers movie but there were some movies made, but they are nothing compared to the books,

The Books are about the 'Others' and is set in moscow, Others are magic users that draw their powers from the twilight, which is kind of parallel universe that only Others can walk in.

Their are dark others and light others (good and evil) and they have made a truce call the treaty,

There are Light others called the Night watch that police the dark others and make sure they uphold the treaty and there are dark others called the day watch that police the light others in the same way,

Basically the books follow the ongoing fight between them but in my opinion its one of the most original ways of thinking of magic that ive ever read.

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Saw the movies Night Watch and Day Watch. Pretty good. Really stunning visually. Thought about reading the books but just never got around to it. One of these days I'm sure I will.

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The third movie, if made, will be Twilight Watch. It hasn't stated production yet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Watch 2004_film
The Films were ok but nothing compared to the books. Each book is split into three smaller sections, the first film was only based on the first section of the first book in the series, the second film even though it has the same title as the second book is based on the second and third sections of the first book. they also have changed some key points that make the movies not as good as the book.
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Ah! Good info, thicks56. I didn't know that the movies only covered the first book. Now my question for you is - Do the books do an adequate job of explaining just what the heck the Gloom actually *IS*? Because the movies most certainly do not!
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Yeah they do, the Gloom from the movie's is called the Twilight in the books and it explains it pretty much from the outset,

It also gradually builds your knowledge about the twilight as you go through the books as the main character learns more about it.
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Right ill have to try hard to keep this brief cause i could seriously go off on one!

Firstly nothing to do with the daywalkers movie but there were some movies made, but they are nothing compared to the books,

The Books are about the 'Others' and is set in moscow, Others are magic users that draw their powers from the twilight, which is kind of parallel universe that only Others can walk in.

Their are dark others and light others (good and evil) and they have made a truce call the treaty,

There are Light others called the Night watch that police the dark others and make sure they uphold the treaty and there are dark others called the day watch that police the light others in the same way,

Basically the books follow the ongoing fight between them but in my opinion its one of the most original ways of thinking of magic that ive ever read.



The Films were ok but nothing compared to the books. Each book is split into three smaller sections, the first film was only based on the first section of the first book in the series, the second film even though it has the same title as the second book is based on the second and third sections of the first book. they also have changed some key points that make the movies not as good as the book.
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Saw the movies Night Watch and Day Watch. Pretty good. Really stunning visually. Thought about reading the books but just never got around to it. One of these days I'm sure I will.

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The third movie, if made, will be Twilight Watch. It hasn't stated production yet.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Night_Watch 2004_film

Awesome! Those were the movies I was thinking about. AWESOME visuals in the trailers, never got around to watchiong them though.

Think I will hunt down the books
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