Update: Another goodreads reviewer reminded me what makes this novel stand out from the other vampire books. (It's been awhile since I've read it) Vampire Junction is from a Jungian aspect rather than the usual Freudian. So now we have these four schoo ...more
I know I read it, but I don't remember much about it at all. I did look it over a bit to refresh my memory about it, but that only drew my attention t ...more
It is my favorite kind of read – ambitious storytelling with multiple storyl ...more
I read a short story by Somtow in Mothership: Tales from Afrofuturism and Beyond that I enjoyed, so I would read something else by this author, but I just couldn't finish this one. ...more
Enter Timmy Valentine, 12 year old rock star whose voice is so unearthly he doesn't seem to be breathing. Well, he isn't. One way ...more
hot 40 year old analyst-to-vampire: intresting
what an awful book. I'd say it was a ripoff of The Vampire Lestat, but it was written 2 years earlier. it gets an extra star for the interesting characters, but probably only deserves one.
Timmy Valentine is a 2000 year old vampire stuck with the body of a 12 year old boy, now he's an e ...more
I found out about Vampire Junction through Etsy (which I look through constantly to see any interesting horror paperbacks). The cheesy cover on the Tor reprint was one reason I was brought into its cold, dark grasp. The other reason was tha...more
But this book left me feeling sullied and disturbed. No doubt that is partly the author's intention - it is, after all, a horror story. But this was one of the first "splatterpunk" novels, filled with gratuitous violence and far too much sex and deviancy. All this is mixed in with a kind of musical snobbery - the author's other trade - which clearly seeks ...more
I read this because I thought this would be a fresh new take (well old take) on the vampire genre. Especially considering since it´s from the perspective a vampire stuck with a child body since most vampires are usuall ...more
J'ai apprécié ma lecture parce qu'elle m'a poussé hors de ma zone de confort et de mes ouvrages habituels, mais j'aurais du mal à dire s'il s'agit vraiment d'un bon bouquin.
Réflexions sur la nature humaine, sur les archétypes, les sentiments et leur influence sur le monde réel. Pas inintéressant, mais relativement abscons.
Je suis surpris de ...more
He was Somtow Papinian Sucharitkul in Bangkok. His grandfather's sister was a Queen of Siam, his father is a well known international la ...more