Friday, October 17, 2008

New Horror books

Nowadays there are more vampire books than you can shake a stake at. But recently I've read a few that are remarkable. First, Fledging by Octavia Butler. Butler built a new vampire society set in our very real world, with a mysterious young woman protagonist. The ending is a set up for a sequel, but sadly Butler died soon after this book was published. The other novels also star a young woman, a teen raised with no idea as to who or what she is. The fresh view of complex vampire life and customs presented is engrossing. Society of S by Susan Hubbard, followed by The Year of Disappearances. Books to relish. Read slowly.

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