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review 2016-12-03 03:03
They Thirst - Robert McCammon
They Thirst - Robert R. McCammon

I'm not sure how this one slipped through my fingers. I could've sworn that I'd read They Thirst many, many years ago, but for some odd reason I couldn't remember much at all about it. So, I figured it was time for a re-read. Well, now I know why I don't remember much about it - I never read the damn thing, in the first place! And oh what a treat this has been. Imagine discovering a new book by your favorite author written smack dab in the time period of when they did their best writing. That's what They Thirst was for me! Now, McCammon lists this as one of his early books that he's not very proud of and, yes, you can see a few things that might not fly these days. But, keep in mind, this was written back in 1981. Many things written in '81 wouldn't fly today! So, in my opinion, McCammon should be very proud of this one.

 

 

Andy Palatazin is the head of homicide in L.A. and is working night and day to catch The Roach, a serial killer that roams the streets strangling prostitutes. Soon, Andy will have to deal with an evil that has followed him to the states from the old country. One that makes The Roach seem like child's play. Gayle is a reporter for the Los Angeles Tattler, a National Enquirer type of tabloid rag that Andy despises having to give any type of interview. Gayle, who is hot on the story of The Roach, longs for her big break that will allow her to work for a respected newspaper. Soon, Gayle will come face to face with a far greater story of evil. In East L.A., Father Silvera works tirelessly to keep the drug dealers out of his parish. Soon, Father will discover that his parishioners have a much greater evil overtaking them than addiction. For Wes, an up-and-coming comedian, he's looking at a bright future with his African girlfriend, Solange, who also happens to be sensitive towards the spirit world. Soon, Wes will find that Solange's talents are much more than parlor tricks. At the top of the hill overlooking L.A., an evil has moved into the abandoned castle that eccentric horror movie actor, Orleen Kronstein, resided in many years ago. And this evil is looking to grab L.A. by the throat.

 

 

They Thirst is a fun-filled romp of a vampire story done right. The characters and the atmosphere are perfect. Think of how the movie The Lost Boys was done (six years after They Thirst was written, mind you) and you'll get an idea of the tone of this one. McCammon's greatest strength is his wonderful characters that you feel like you know and They Thirst is no different. Top notch all the way. Sink your fangs into this one immediately!

 

 


5 dug up coffins out of 5

 


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text 2014-11-03 20:21
Reading progress update: I've read 13%.
Changeless - Gail Carriger

I find vampire and werewolf politics surprisingly entertaining.

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review 2014-10-30 04:01
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Waistcoats & Weaponry - Gail Carriger,Moira Quirk

I was getting a little doubtful- these are usually best with the characters at school- but THAT ENDING. Superb. And now I have to wait HOW LONG for the next one??? Werewolf ex machina or no, that ending hit me more than such a lightweight story should.

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review 2014-02-17 00:00
Bloodsuckers on the Bayou: The Myths, Symbols, and Tales Behind HBO's True Blood
Bloodsuckers on the Bayou: The Myths, Symbols, and Tales Behind HBO's True Blood - Valerie Estelle Frankel And a Bloody Good Time Was Had By All


4.25 Stars

This book proves to be an entertaining and insightful companion for the television series. As like the title indicates this work focuses on the television series rather than the series of books … as fans may know the happenings of the two worlds of Bon Temps are quite different. Though it would probably be better enjoyed by a reader that is already a fan or at least familiar with the show, than to be used as introduction into the TV world.

I enjoyed that there was quotes and insights from the actors who played the roles tucked throughout the character discussions, giving their unique perspectives on the world in which their character inhabits. Equally appreciated was that the author didn’t just focus solely on the journeys of Bill, Eric, and Sookie … that the secondary characters, that help bring the show a lot of its emotional appeal were explored as well.

On a personal side note: It did my little vampire geek heart wonders to come across all of the Anne Rice, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and the few Vampire Diaries references throughout the book. And I am looking forward to reading some of this author’s other titles in the future.

Without hesitation, I would recommend this book to all the HBO Series fans out there.


** I received this book from the author in exchange for an honest review. **


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review 2013-06-18 00:00
Paths of Thorn and Flame (Cor Griffin Bl... Paths of Thorn and Flame (Cor Griffin Bloodsuckers, #3) - Nathan Wrann Paths Of Thorn and Flame sees the gang in hiding. They dont know who to trust and are running out of time and food. Caitlyn hears of a plot to take Diana so Cor has to go save her. He finds out she is not whom she seems.
POTAF was the best one of all three. It was action packed from the start and didn't let up. From the start the gang are risking everything to try to have a normal life. Cor has lost alot and doesn't want to lose any more. While I really liked this one some things just annoyed me.




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What was the point of saying Cor was a descendant from Dracula?? It wasnt explored and there was no need. Also why did Caitlyn go to the dark side, so to speak? What was the whole point of it? Why did she kidnap Diana? It just seemed the story was a bit silly at times.
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