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A Taste for Blood: Fifteen Great Vampire Novellas

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Spanning overa hundred years, the 15 vampire stories in this collection place the vampire on a time scale extending from the Middle Ages to an indeterminate future. Includes works by Clive Barker, H.P. Lovecraft, Tanith Lee, Robert Bloch, Hugh B. Cave, many more.

Sheridan Le Fanu "Carmilla"
Hugh B. Cave "Murgunstrumm"
Robert E. Howard "The Hills of the Dead"
Paperback, 589 pages
Published January 1st 1993 by Barnes & Noble, NY (first published 1992)
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Sep 18, 2009 Danielle The Book Huntress (Self-Proclaimed Book Ninja) rated it liked it
Recommends it for: very patient and devoted vampire story fans
Here is what I thought about the stories in this anthology:

Carmilla by Jospeph Sheridan Le Fanu: Three stars. I posted a review separately.

Murgunstrumm by Hugh B. Cave: Three stars. It was pretty good. Had some moments that inspired terror. I really felt for Paul and rooted for him to prevail. I also liked his sidekick Jeremy. The vampires were thoroughly evil and disgusting, and Murgunstrumm was a complete and utter ghoul.I won't even say what he was up to. I picked up a little bit of xenophobi
Jan 18, 2014 Mell rated it it was ok
Aside from Carmilla and Bite-Me-Not (which I have previously read), the stories in this book feel slow and clunky. Clunky does not make for suspenseful or thrilling reading. Other anthologies have picked far better stories. This one's going back to the library.
Feb 06, 2010 Todd rated it it was ok
Half decent group of short stories, some classic others not so much
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Martin Harry Greenberg was an American academic and speculative fiction anthologist. In all, he compiled 1,298 anthologies and commissioned over 8,200 original short stories. He founded Tekno Books, a packager of more than 2000 published books. In addition, he was a co-founder of the Sci-Fi Channel.
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