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Nosferatu the Vampire

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Paperback, 172 pages
Published March 28th 1979 by Avon Books (NY) (first published 1979)
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Stephen
This is an adaptation of Herzog's 1979 remake of the classic 'Nosferatu'. Novelizations of movies rarely work, but when they do, they can sometimes outshine the films they're intended to publicize. This is one of those. Monette plays with the language in surprising ways, portraying a lush and sensual vampire reality that, frankly, deviates from the screenplay, adding elements of the original silent classic and some new surreal touches, making for a blend of romance, horror and just plain weirdne ...more
Grady Hendrix
In 1979, overheated German director, Werner Herzog, decided to remake 1922′s NOSFERATU, collaborating (for the second time) with possibly insane actor Klaus Kinski and 11,000 rats. Realizing that a movie this over-the-top required a novelization full of heaving bosoms, fevered brows and bulging breeches, Avon Books hired Paul Monette, winner of the National Book Award, to write the novelization.

Monette's novel is full of overheated prose of the highest order, baked in the oven of hysteria until
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David
A novel based on Werner Herzog's remake of the classic silent movie by Murnau, and a masterpiece in its own right.
Marti Martinson
Ah, Monette. I stated that the last book I just read, Taking Care of Mrs. Carrol, was signed by the author at a book signing at the venerable Lambda Rising in DC. When I got to the desk and handed him the book, I winked and said, "I really wish I could have brought my old copy of Nosferatu instead of being forced to buy a new book!" He put his head back and laughed, and recounted the fact he wrote it under contract in a tight time schedule. He got misty about his deceased lover and told me he wa ...more
Brent
Reading this made me scream in my head, "Why not just read the Stoker version?!?". This version lacked the passion, desperation and despondency of the original. It wasn't until at the very end that any shock was produced by the horrific event of which should be a Gothic romance.
Doctor Edward Diesel
Well-written horror adaptation.
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In novels, poetry, and a memoir, Paul Monette wrote about gay men striving to fashion personal identities and, later, coping with the loss of a lover to AIDS.

Monette was born in Lawrence, Massachusetts, in 1945. He was educated at prestigious schools in New England: Phillips Andover Academy and Yale University, where he received his B.A. in 1967. He began his prolific writing career soon after gra
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