Vampyrrhic Rites Hardcover – 7 Jul 2003
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A master of eerie thrills (Richard Laymon)
'Clark shows he can write effective, exciting narrative. For example, the diary left by one of the vampire's victims and the climax are well-paced and engaging.' Vector 231 on Vampyrrhic Rites
The hottest new purveyor of horrific thrills currently working on these shores (Big Issue)
'Mesmerising quality...Contained all the essential elements...Clark raises not only the dead in the form of Viking vampires but the genre, when he mixes his scares up with thriller undertones. Intelligent, well-paced and compelling prose...I would get down to the bookstore now.' Bite Me on Vamphyrric Rites
A definite confirmation of this author's growing reputation as one of the top genre novelists around today (Starburst on The Night of The Triffids)
Readers will relish Clark's uncomplicated cocktail of chlorophyl and human blood (Financial Times on The Night of the Triffids)
To say that Simon Clark is the best novelist to emerge this decade is self-evident. Simon has simply outgrown genre restrictions (Andrew Darlington)
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Top customer reviews
His way of revisting vampire atmosphere is clever and attractive. He made his own space in such a popular area of fantastic literature. far away from commercial topics we usually have been served since Rice.
Bright, quite dark in each caracter's features, full of emotions, quite frightening. I had been drawn by the story which merge ancient myth in a modern local village of england : Leppington
I read the first book in french. this one in english. both approaches pleased me.
take your time to read those books. they are real travel-like vouchers.
Simon Clark brings back old characters, some surprising, and mixes them with a new cast. Once again, characters are believable, though not always likeable. And, as in the best Clark books, once the story takes off it hooks you and doesn't let go. Another gem from a master of horror fiction.
It's dark, twisted and very mysterious. the author paint's a vivid picture with his word's and you end up drawn into the story whether you wont to be or not. the charter's are all different and intriguing and it wasn't until half way threw the book that you realise that it follows on from the first book Vampyrrhic.
I recently got the first one and will be ploughing my way threw it having finally tracked down a copy.
its a nice, creepy, horror filled book that leaves the reader shivering but grateful to be alive by the end of it.
However, Simon here seems not to know what to do with some of his cast. Bernice's charachter, for example, is simply wasted, doing pretty much nothing throughout the whole of the book until the - wait for it - climactic battle. And the vampires (well, most of them) simply dissolve/waste away when all (for them) is lost. Quite handy that - kill the leader and they all simply can't be bothered to take over the world.
On the plus side, Clark is writing more stories set in the same universe. Better luck next time.
I'll be byeing the first book, i loved the manager thow, Electra Charnwood, she's my fav charter, she's intresting, strong minded and a littel twisted, just like myself, it's really an amazing read, and the creachers of the night are like nothing you've hurd of befor, so dont read this book in the dark, it wills caer the begibers outta ya. \/\/ happy hunting\/\/
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