A Living Nightmare (Cirque Du Freak, #1)
Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one... show more
Darren Shan and his best friend, Steve, get tickets to the Cirque Du Freak, a wonderfully gothic freak show featuring weird, frightening half human/half animals who interact terrifyingly with the audience. In the midst of the excitement, true terror raises its head when Steve recognizes that one of the performers-- Mr. Crepsley-- is a vampire! Stever remains after the show finishes to confront the vampire-- but his motives are surprising! In the shadows of a crumbling theater, a horrified Darren eavesdrops on his friend and the vampire, and is witness to a monstrous, disturbing plea. As if by destiny, Darren is pulled to Mr. Crepsley and what follows is his forrifying descent into the dark and bloody world of vampires. This is Darren's story.
Publish date: June 1st 2002
Publisher: Little, Brown and Company
Pages no: 272
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Sequential Art
, Graphic Novels
Series: The Saga of Darren Shan 0 (#1)
This story is brilliant in its simplicity. It's clear from the beginning that this series was written for the Goosebumps graduates. The writing is simple and well paced. There isn't a lot of down time with the plot. It moves along well. That combined with the familiarity of the vampire, makes this q...
Finished it in one sitting. It had a shallow plot, something obviously meant for children or teens younger than 18. I have to press the issue again regarding books that really not scary but they are considered as horror. This book didn't scare me at all, but like I said, it was meant for children- y...
I've been getting hooked on Darren Shan via his ZOM-B series, and have come to the Vampire novels really late in the day, but what a treat! I read Cirque du Freak in one sitting this morning and adored it. Shan does a fantastic job of keeping the narrative genuinely frightening but at the same tim...
Darren Shan ist eigentlich ein ganz normaler Junge,der gerne Fußball spielt,und wohlbehütet mit seiner kleinen Schwester Annie in ihrem Elternhaus aufwächst! Seine größte Leidenschaft gilt aber den Spinnen und Horrorgeschichten! Eines Tages bringt ein Freund von Darren einen Flyer mit in die Schule,...
Really interesting concept. Definitely one to read if you like Young Adult books.