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Pulling Up Stakes

Pulling Up Stakes [Kindle Edition]

Peter David
3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)

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Sick of vampire books? Movies? TV shows?

Yeah. So are we.

Sick of the entire unlife of vampires?

Yeah. So is Vince Hammond.

Unfortunately, Vince is in it up to his (wait for it) neck. Because Vince is a young vampire hunter who lives with his vampire hunter mother in an entire community of vampire hunters, who in turn are part of a cult of vampire hunters going back all the way to the French Revolution, which many believe to be an uprising of the poor against the rich but was actually a massive purging of vampires from the French nobility (hence the guillotine; way more efficient than shoving stakes into their hearts.)

And here's Vince's major problem: he's a vampire. But he dare not "come out of the coffin," as it were, and reveal his true nature, because his mother will literally kill him. And if she doesn't manage it, she has lots of friends and neighbors to help make sure that happens.

So instead Vince has to keep his head down and hunt his own kind while making sure not to actually kill them since, for the most part, vampires are law-abiding citizens who drink from eagerly volunteering "Wanna V's" hoping for their own shot at the night life. But when some out-of-town hunters show up with a very personal connection to Vince, his two worlds are going to collide in a way that may wind up forcing Vince to run for the hills...assuming he can get far enough away before Mom hunts him down.

Part 1 of 2

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 439 KB
  • Print Length: 105 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #19,976 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars Better than I thought it would be!!!! 14 Oct 2013
By M.O.Q
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I brought this book shortly after Peter David had a stroke in order to support his recovery. When I first started reading this vampire book I thought it was ok but a bit boring, however the story picks up and in the end I was gripped to see how Vince would try to get out of a bad situation in central park and try to control his actions! Great book but slow start for me, can't wait to start volume 2! Also glad Peter David is now on the mend!!
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2.0 out of 5 stars Not Peter David's Best 13 Feb 2013
By Eric P
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The premise of this novel had potential for humour or drama, but unfortunately I found neither. I read it to the end hoping it would improve but really it did not seem to be going anywhere. The hero is the son of a long established family of vampire hunters and is a vampire who faces an arranged marriage with another vampire hunter. And that is about it. I won't be reading part two.
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4.0 out of 5 stars A great first half of the story 30 Jan 2013
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The first half of Peter David's Pulling Up Stakes introduces us to Vince, a vampire hunter with a deadly secret - he is a vampire himself.

David builds a surprisingly rich world in a short space of time, giving his characters round edges and creating a tale that is easily believable. It's an interesting concept to set up what appears to be a straightforward story, but becomes increasingly complicated throughout.

The author's usual sense of humour shines through, filling the first-person narrative with real-world references that amuse at the expense of other popular vampire franchises.

It was great to have something short yet memorable to read through over a weekend and I've already downloaded part two to continue reading when I next have an odd e-book moment.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Not a pain in the neck 24 Jan 2013
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Written by Peter David, who is probably most famous for his comic book work including Incredible Hulk and X-Factor, this tells the story of Vince Hammond, a vampire hunter in the mode of Buffy or Van Helsing. He comes from a long line of vampire killers, but unfortuantly has been turned into a vampire by one of his potential victims.

The story tells of how he is trying to hide his new "lifestyle" from his family, and mixes the authors usual comedy and drama with a story that moves on quickly.

The main issue with the story is that it is only the first part of the adventure, and it just stops. The second part is available however but just be aware that you will need to get both to have the full story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Most Unique Take on the "Vampire Slayer" genre 26 Nov 2012
By Scott Fite - Published on
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Peter David delivers another highly entertaining novel. Peppered with large amounts of humor and action. If you have enjoyed any of his other works in any form, you'll find this to be a hit. I'd "stake" my life on it.
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4.0 out of 5 stars enjoyed 11 Nov 2012
By Rio - Published on
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This was a quick entertining read but over way too soon. I look forward to finding out what happens next.
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4.0 out of 5 stars More than your money's worth 16 Oct 2012
By Hoy Murphy - Published on
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This is a light-hearted, fun, easy read. I've avoided all the vampire stuff that's so popular, but this is funny, satiric, cheap, and most of all, Peter David. My only complaint is that it's only half of the story, with the rest to come out later. Well worth the wait, that's what I sez.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Nailing it down 15 Oct 2012
By Sparhawk - Published on
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Peter David does a great job with characterization. Each of his characters has some depth, and because of that are a pleasure to read about. This novella is part 1 of 2 and will be completed in the winter. I'm looking forward to the conclusion and will be getting it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars For those who liked Howling Mad 30 Sep 2012
By simpson sherryway - Published on
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Howling Mad put a different spin on Werewolf by having a wolf bitten by a shapechanger become human once a month. Stake adds a similar twist to the vampire genre by having a vampire who is also the vampslayer. BE MINDFUL OF THE LENGTH. Its more a novella than a novel and is the introduction of characters destined to be a series. Though an episode is completed, you are also intentionally left wanting more.
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