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Whitby Vampyrrhic

3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  50 ratings  ·  8 reviews
In wartime Britain, vampires and an ancient curse rule the night . . . - Winter, 1942. Beth, Sally and Alec are the only guests in an eerie seaport hotel in Whitby with a peculiar subterranean tunnel linking it to the ocean. It is a hotel haunted by questions. What does Eleanor Charwood, the landlady, hide in her basement, and what caused the bite-marks on her reclusive br ...more
ebook, 282 pages
Published June 1st 2011 by Severn House Digital (first published 2010)
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I haven't read Simon Clark's work for a while, but this is definitely not as strong as his earlier books and a far cry from Vampyrrhic. I liked the use of Norse mythology and I wish ther had been more of it in the book and it was a short and easy read, however it had a bit of silliness or campyness or something to it, the way an old vampire movie might. The book takes place in 1942, so it wasn't entirely out of place, but for me it was a detractor and I find Simon Clark's contemporary set books ...more
Catherine Green
A good old fashioned British horror story!

I cannot believe I didn’t know about this book before. I came across it by chance in my local library, and I really enjoyed it. The story is set during World War 2, and I love the contrast between the horrific vampire creatures that terrorize Whitby, and the armies who fight in the skies above. It is an interesting version of social commentary, and has echoes of classic vampire stories from the late 19th century. There is no romance in this book, and th
1940s England and a group of film makers arrive in Whitby to produce a documentary/drama to aid the war effort. What they end up with is a town overrun with vampires created by an ancient Viking god! Not the greatest book I've ever read but still worth the time.
It was engrossing & different, and I very much liked the characters and their actions.

But at the same time, it never really sent shivers up my spine after the opening chapter.
Jun 08, 2010 Ashley rated it 4 of 5 stars  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: everyone
Recommended to Ashley by: library
Shelves: 2010-reads
I really liked this book. At some points it seemed to drag just the teeniest bit, but would pick itself back up. Iam excited to read more of Simon Clark.
I quit reading when the tired old trope of "kid and animal in jeopardy" was trotted out.
Lynne - The Book Squirrel
Real vampires - that die......and don't fall in love. Very refreshing to read.
good book with a different twist to the vampire sagas
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Born, 20th April, 1958, Simon Clark is the author of such highly regarded horror novels as Nailed By The Heart, Blood Crazy, Darker, Vampyrrhic and The Fall, while his short stories have been collected in Blood & Grit and Salt Snake & Other Bloody Cuts. He has also written prose material for the internationally famous rock band U2.

Raised in a family of storytellers – family legend told of
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