This book took me by surprise. It is less a cohesive novel, as it is a series of five interrelated short stories, told from various characters' perspectives, all surrounding a series of events which lead to the definition of the character of Dr. Weyland, who is the vampire in the title. Each section has its own rhythm and flow that is separate from the other sections and reveals more about humanity and our main character than the previous section, until in the end, all the threads are woven together in such a way that the story reveals not just a fascinating character, but also an interesting and profound glimpse into humanity. Thickly layered with symbolism and subtext throughout the novel, The Vampire Tapestry is not just a pulp vampire novel, but is actually quality literature. This one is highly recommended and one of the best. I'll be reflecting on it for quite some time.