Thursday, September 07, 2006

Vampire books

Yesterday turned into one of those days where either nothing was going right or every little thing was bothering me I'm still not sure which. Honestly I almost came back here with two more rants. Just an update on the one I did post. Seven hours!! Can you drop off your kid for a 'little while' and show up seven hours later, drunk? If you can I wish I had known that a few years ago, raising my children would have been much more fun. She actually didn't even show up she called and asked if I would bring Huggy Bear to her house. Argghh sisters!

Ok enough of that. I don't usually read vampire novels. I can't really think of one that I have. I started Interview With a Vampire once but only made it two chapters. Nothing against them, I just have no desire to read about vampires. For some reason though I bought The Historian the other day. At first I picked it up because of its size and because I really liked the cover. It was in the bargain book section so I got it for $4.99. It is perfect for this time of year;so easy to sink into. I'm not even worried about the whole vampire thing. It feels like reading Possession or The Name of The Rose. I have always planned to read Braum Stroker's Dracula, I've just never got around to it. I may do that this October. I read Mary Shelley's Frankenstien a couple of years ago on Halloween and liked it. Have I missed out on any really good books out there because of my indifference to vampires?


tallulah said...

I enjoyed "The Historian". It's not creepy. It's more of the history through several generations of the vampires. There are several different stories going on at any given time. I quite enjoyed it. I, on the other hand paid 35.00 for it hardcover. Bummer.
As you have probably guessed, I love Vampire novels. Too bad you didn't enjoy Ann Rice's novels. "Queen of the Damned" was the best. Any novel where you can kill the the entire world of men off except 10% for procreation is my kind of book!

Lynn said...

When you put it like that I'm wondering if I could start with "Queen of the Damned". I can't say I don't like Ann Rice novels because I only gave them one chance. It just may not have been the right time for that book.
I have a sister and brother who love her novels so I always think I should give her a second chance.