Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: August 9th 2005
Pages no: 256
Edition language: English
I love M.T. Anderson. I want to shake his hand very firmly and look him in the eye and properly thank him for being one of my favorite writers.This may be my 2nd favorite book of his, next to Feed. Oh, is it good. Of course, there are funny moments and the narration has his signature deadpan delive...
It was awkward. It had potential, but it never really met it. Also, the ending leaves you wondering what on earth will happen next, rather than concluding. I hate that when it's not a series book.
Initial thoughts: This is probably just under a 4 for me. Good fun. Will review later.Later:Chris is a normal teenage boy doing normal teenage things until he finds himself the center of attention to a vampire about to be executed. Suddenly, things take a turn for the bizarre when Chris is visited...
Not a standard teen vampire book, though it starts out as if it were. Anderson depicts teenage angst well, though I did not find it as engaging as some of Anderson's other work. I may have reached a point of Anderson saturation for the moment. Some reviewers have claimed that vampirism here function...
Surprisingly creepy combination of camp horror and adolescent angst. The tones ought to clash, but they don't.