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Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin

Fevre Dream by George R. R. Martin
4.75

“What kind of story you tryin’ to tell me?” he said gruffly. “A vampire story,” said York with a sly smile. “Surely you’ve heard them before…” Fevre Dream is the story of Abner Marsh. An old steamboatman in the mid 19th Century; a man who knows the Mississippi like the back of his hand; a […]

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Manipulating the Mythos

Manipulating the Mythos 

There is an ongoing argument among fantasy lovers as to whether or not you can take a long-standing myth and manipulate it into something different. We all know that things change over time. Life is about adaptation. The theory of evolution, the passage of the seasons, and the journey from infancy to maturity, all are […]

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin
5

Some books just demand to be read. You come across them by accident; maybe you were browsing in a bookshop or a friend makes a recommendation or perhaps you stumble across a review online. However you discover the book, something grabs your attention and you know you’ve got something special in your hands. Everything else […]

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Anno Dracula by Kim Newman

Anno Dracula by Kim Newman
4

Of all the fiction I’ve read over the years, it’s Bram Stoker’s Dracula that I’ve returned to the most. Sure, it’s not perfect; one can argue long into the night over the weak female characters in the novel, the rampant clichés and technical errors, but when it comes to the crunch, Dracula is a cracking […]

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The Passage by Justin Cronin

The Passage by Justin Cronin
4.5

I wasn’t expecting much with this one. Sure, I’d read several reviews that glowed enough to light a room – even the posh critics, those who turn their nose up at any form of genre fiction, expressed a high opinion – but that only served to put me off. Yeah, another literary author has turned […]

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The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood

The Fallen Blade by Jon Courtenay Grimwood
4

You have to be careful with vampires. Their role in fiction has varied over the years, from an absolute evil that must be destroyed at all costs, to brooding anti-hero tormented by the darkness within, to love-sick pasty-faced teenager playing a part in a high-school romance. They have, as figures to garner our sympathy rather […]

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