4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Imaginative and effective,
This review is from: Fangland (Paperback)
This is the best modern updating of the vampire legend that I have read- I picked it up at a reduced price, and was expecting it to be another of those books where the characters endlessly look for 'logical explanations' when corpses start piling up exsanguinated with bite marks on their throats, but believe me, it's head and shoulders above that. It takes Bram Stoker's Dracula as a template in a playful way, but wrong foots the reader by jettisoning garlic and crucifixes in favour of much more wide ranging definition of horror, and indeed evil, human evil. It doesn't quite manage a climax to match the creeping unease of a build up, but is still a very good piece of work that I would recommend to anybody who fancies an intelligent and literate vampire tale.