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Vampire$ by John Steakley
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Apr 04, 2012

really liked it

When I read this book, I couldn’t help thinking of “Vampires”, a western-horror film directed by John Carpenter in 1998. There are many parallels between book and movie, and for that reason, I enjoyed reading Vampire$, a totally un-Twilight story where you will find blood-sucking monsters which are disgustingly strong, nasty and totally incapable of human feelings of love and compassion. There’s plenty of blood and gore, and the actions scenes are thrilling.

Is this book worth 5-stars? Unfortunately not. The book is a little rough around the edges, particularly with the author’s writing style. There were minor incongruities and loopholes, and some of the characters were a little flat. But if you can ignore all these shortcomings, the book makes for a wonderful escape read. So, even though John Steakley’s Vampire$ cannot measure up to John Carpenter’s movie, I think the book is still well worth a go. Exact rating : 3.5.

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message 1: by Mark (new)

Mark That's because the movie is based on this book.

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