The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires
Patricia Campbell had always planned for a big life, but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ...more
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Most of the characters weren't particularly likeable (UGH, the husbands!), but that didn't take away from the story at all.
This was my first book by Grady Hendrix, but I will definitely read more in the future (when I want to ...more
The ladies of this book club are a vibrantly eclectic lot, whose lives follow the path of least resistance in often hilariously insightful ways. They read about the darkest crimes whilst vacuuming their ...more
“Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood-sucking fiend.”
Since I discovered Grady Hendrix two years ago there hasn't been a novel that he has written that I haven't loved. Of course Grady isn’t everyone's cup of tea but for me his writing style not to mention creative storytelling is ...more
this was a perfect halloween read! I loved every page of this book, which imagines a group of housewives tasked with an immortal being moving into their neighborhood. A horror novel that actually addresses race, sexism, and is truly horrifying? Sign. Me. Up. The cover makes it seem kind of lighthearted but that is definitely not the case, as Grady Hendrix's book would definitely be rated R if it was a ...more
Charleston, South Carolina in the early '90s is a safe place to live. Patricia has made a home for herself there as a housewife with two children. She has friends, family, safety, everyday concerns, and a book club that reads true crime novels. Then, a vampire moves into town, and it's up to the book club to stop him. This book was ...more
This is an amazing book. It features a vampire but it's really not about vampires or the supernatural at all. It's about people getting together and people realizing there is something terrible threatening their families and town and people fighting to save what they love. It's also about book clubs and how coming together to discuss books you might not have read otherwise can open your mind and allow you to see what you might have otherwise ...more
Read for: weird shit, feminist rage, gruesome details, girl power... oh, and I guess vampires
If you know Grady Hendrix, you know you'll be lured in by a quirky premise, and then bashed in the head by some stomach-turning scene near the beginning of the novel, which sets the tone for the rest of the book. And what a beautiful vomit it brings. That scene is a test on whether or not you'll survive reading the rest of the novel. This ...more
Sometimes you read a book where the premise is so good and the follow-through is so not and you feel so disappointed. And then sometimes you read a book where the premise is so good and the follow-through is even better and you fall in love with reading all over again. The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires by Grady Hendrix is the latter. This is the second book I've read by Hendrix and while I liked My Best Friend's Exorcism and ...more
I personally think you can't go wrong with anything by Grady Hendrix. The Southern Book Club's Guide To Slaying Vampires definitely ...more
Thank you to Quirk Books, Grady Hendrix, and Netgalley for the prepub access!
Started with a bit of a Salem's Lot feel, and there were a few times I had to quit reading at night ;) but I really like where this went.
First off, this book scared the sh$t out of me from fear and giggles. The book is probably one of the most witty and cleverly written books I've read in a long time for adults who enjoy horror. It has excellent characterization and I didn't not want to stop reading it.
Thank you sooo much to Quirk books and Edelweiss for the wonder opportunity to read and review this novel! It was a pure pleasure for me to have the crap scared out of me.
And things get gross. I have a low tolerance for gross-out imagery, and there are two scenes in this book that ratchet up the horror of garbage, insects, and getting small parts of you chewed off.
On the ...more
Grady Hendrix is the author of the novels Horrorstör, about a haunted IKEA, and My Best Friend's Exorcism, which is like Beaches meets The Exorcist, only it's set in the Eighties.
He's also ...more