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Fevre Dream by George R.R. Martin
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Mar 21, 2010

really liked it
bookshelves: vampiresupernatural
Read in March, 2010

One of my students enthusiastically gave me this to read when I commented in class that I wasn't a fan of where the vampire genre was headed (because of Twilight and the supernatural/romance trend) and that I missed the storylines with an edge like Interview with the Vampire and Dracula. Well, this certainly has an edge. I've never read a George R.R. book, but had heard that he's pretty brutal to his characters. Is he ever! And appropriately so, for a satisfying horror genre read. His details, description, and atmosphere evoke Twain deeply and I became completely immersed in the setting of the Mississippi river. I loved his personal twist on the vampire lore and really liked his characters - few of whom were entirely likable - and none of whom could escape pain, cruelty, and even death. I enjoyed this one, but think I may be unable to handle some of his better-known fantasy novels - I don't want to have another Sirius Black moment, or three!
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