Fevre Dream! One of my all time favorites of the vamp genre!
A steamboat full of vampires on the Mississippi in 1857. What‘s not to like?
If you're a fan of The Vampire Chronicles, you'll dig this!
So if you put Anne Rice, Mark Twain and Joseph Conrad into a blender and fire it up you get this wonderful novel. A well constructed and original vampire novel this book delivers. You get an amazing feel for life in the riverboat trade in the 1850s and 60s and the tension keeps ramping up with some nice twists. A little slow in places, the great characters make up for it. Highly recommended.
Time to get butt in gear. Looking forward to seeing GRRM at #thrillerfest next week and figure I should try to read some of his older work to learn more of what he is all about.
R is for the double R in George R. R. Martin. What do you do when two writing giants have the opportunity to talk with each other about process and style? You sit down and enjoy the ride! Last year in Albuquerque, NM, Martin and King sat down and had an hour-long conversation. Watch the event; the two writing juggernauts facing-off, posing questions to each other, & giving the world a bit of insight into each of their writing. Video 👇
Anyone read this? Apparently it's historical fiction set in the mid-19th century featuring vampires. Color me intrigued. #kindledeal
A vampire tale set in steamboat era. An enjoyable page-turner, with criticism of Christian morality in antebellum era. Published in 1982, a few of the motifs are now common, even manifesting in mainstream movies such as X-men, however it is done well. While comparisons to Rice's "Interview with the Vampire" are inevitable, the main characters are memorable & there are plenty of surprises to merit reading.
I also picked up these!!! I've been dying to read them 😍
I was just reminded of this and thought I'd endorse it. Never read any other books by this author (has he written anything else of merit? 😉); I've seen this described as Bram Stoker meets Mark Twain. It's all that and a bag of O-negative! Antebellum vampires on the Mississippi River, with detailed descriptions of their paddle steamer, clothing, meals 😳, and a vampire showdown. It's got it all, and is a perfect read for this haunting season.
Had to do a lot of searching to find pink and green books. I've had some of these for a LONG time...don't judge me!😉 #augustphotochallenge