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A Whisper of Blood

3.48  ·  Rating details ·  46 ratings  ·  5 reviews
Originally published in two separate volumes: Blood Is Not Enough (1989) and A Whisper of Blood (1991)

Not all vampires shun sunlight and not all drink blood. In A Whisper of Blood you will encounter thirty-five of the most horrifying vampires you are ever likely to meet: monsters who often walk by day, look and think very much like you, and differ from ordinary people prim
Hardcover, 602 pages
Published August 11th 2008 by Fall River Press
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Anita Dalton
This is a hard one because overall most of these stories were entertaining and well-written. Yet many missed the point entirely or I am being too strict in what I consider a modern vampire story. I tend to think it is the former. Many of the stories really pushed the boundary of what it means to be a modern vampire story and not in a good way. In a 'this really has nothing to do with vampires in any way, shape or form unless one redefines the notion of vampire to have nothing to do with the conc ...more
Levi Tronnes
Jan 27, 2013 rated it it was amazing
I finally finished this anthology of modern vampire stories! I find that I always have trouble sticking to an anthology of stories, this was no different. The book does offer some interesting elements including a history and evaluation of the vampire myth within story telling! The collection is like a roller coaster ride with some stories being high points that are fleeting and long dull tales that seem to last for page upon page! The last story "The Ragthorn" was probably my favorite out of all ...more
Ric Proctor
Jun 06, 2012 rated it liked it
A fairly decent anthology, Ellen Datlow is one of my favorite editors when it comes to horror. The book takes a decidedly different view on vampires, which makes for some good stories, some great stories, and some bad stories. Overall, a good read, but as with most anthologies, a mixed bag to be dipped into and savored for the good over the bad.
Jan 21, 2009 marked it as to-read
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Even though I've just began reading this book, I would recommend it to any vampire lover. I've always admired the idea of changing the original myths of vampires, if done well.
Jan 04, 2009 rated it really liked it
Great anthology with traditional and non-typical vampire stories.
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Ellen Datlow has been an award-winning editor of short science fiction, fantasy, and horror for over twentyfive years.

She is editor of the Best Horror of the Year and has edited or co-edited a large number of award-winning original anthologies. Her most recent are Supernatural Noir, Naked City, Blood and Other Cravings, The Beastly Bride, Teeth, Trolls Eye View, and After (the last three with Ter