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The Caves

PostPosted: Thu Sep 04, 2008 6:55 am
by Cocoa
Discuss what the caves were like and find images that best fit your image of them to share.

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Tue Sep 09, 2008 3:49 pm
by midnight_fix
the first time I read the book I was completely clueless as to the layout of the caves. I know Stephenie was describing them in what seemed like a pretty detailed way but it was just going right over my head. I just read on thinking "I'm sure Stephenie knows what she's talking about, I'll just take her word for it that it makes sense" :lol:

But upon reading it for the second time I actually started getting a picture of how certain rooms and tunnels were connected, which was really cool actually, even if my mental picture of things were way off, I figure it doesn't really matter, it helped the story flow better for me.

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Fri Sep 19, 2008 8:46 pm
by BlueStarlight
My hubby and I have been to several caves and caverns around the country, so I didn't have any problems picturing the set up. I haven't been to any in Arizona, though, so I looked at the pix on SM's website for reference. Very cool idea to set the human post in caves!

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Tue Sep 30, 2008 9:45 pm
by AliceC
I've been to caves before,
and god do I know how dark and scary they can be.

But when I read the Host, I never really got a clear understanding of the layout of the caves. I think I managed to picture the storage room and the places where the bedrooms were, but where the cornfield thing and the bathing pool etc with the 2 rivers - I was so disoriented when I thought of those.

I think it would be efficient if SM had put a map in the beginning of the book....

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 12:59 pm
by RussetRose‚ô•
I was really confused about the layout of the caves. At first I didn't even know that they were in caves! I found out about the caves by reading the about me sections of the characters myspaces lol! :D
Anyways, they are kinda creepy, I mean its a cave. Well, the whole story takes place in them, so you kinda have to get used to them.

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Sat Oct 04, 2008 9:13 pm
by trhmllr
I also have been in caves a few times throughout my life. I was able to picture the layout well enough that it helped the story (in my mind. I could be way off from what she saw!!) I love how these people are using the caves as a safe house. It makes sense. She did a wonderful job on describing them and writing the book!!

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Sun Oct 12, 2008 12:21 am
by JodeenSings
I would love to see an artist's depiction of the caves. I have my own idea and I think Stephenie described them well. Maybe a fan will post a drawing? <hint, hint>

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Fri Oct 31, 2008 3:00 pm
by threethings
Did anybody see the Greenbrier hotel top-secret bunger in Yahoo! today? here's the vid...http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3812119/10436815
That reminded way to much of the caves(except more rocky). It said they snuck supplies in at night. whoa.
I didn't know there were actual places like that. . .

This is what I picture the "Recreational area" looking like. . .
http://www.itsnature.org/Natural_Wonder ... _Caves.jpg

And the "Parking Garage". . .
http://www.1-costaricalink.com/costa_ri ... tour_1.jpg

A "hallway". . .
http://www.sol-system.com/koxenrider/tr ... cave01.jpg

The "main plaza". . .
http://www.4x4offroads.com/image-files/ ... es-049.jpg

coulnd't find a good pic of the kitchen

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:08 pm
by JodeenSings
threethings -
Thanks for your sleuthing! Did you notice the Bunker's Dining Hall had a black and white checker board floor and red decor. Reminded me of the BD cover. Thanks, again!
jodeensings

Re: The Caves

PostPosted: Sat Nov 01, 2008 12:59 pm
by threethings
JodeenSings wrote:threethings -
Thanks for your sleuthing! Did you notice the Bunker's Dining Hall had a black and white checker board floor and red decor. Reminded me of the BD cover. Thanks, again!
jodeensings


I didn't go to too much work... Thanks, trusty Google!