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Display Name: Craig
About me: Librarian at North Hennepin Community College. Inveterate reader and film-viewer.
Reading Interests: Mystery/crime thrillers, horror, science fiction, film criticism.

Craig's Book Lists
New Vampire Novels (8 titles)
More "new" as far as authors doing new things with the vampire. We've got a couple of vampire detectives, a depressed vampire, humorous vampires, vampire societies, etc. These aren't the "chick-lit" vampires that have been popular recently.

Craig's Comments    
Cover ArtUltimate comics Spider-Man. [Vol. 1]
by Bendis, Brian Michael
I really was prepared to hate this. I mean, how dare they kill off Peter Parker? But this was really good and has me wanting to read more. Miles Morales is a great new character and the possibilities for his story are endless. Really excited about this new direction.   posted Jun 5, 2012 at 5:28PM

Cover ArtFables. [10], The good prince
by Willingham, Bill.
Amazing comic that just keeps getting better from one volume/story arc to the next, with this the high point. No comic has ever given me a lump in my throat before, but this one did. Outstanding story.   posted Jan 14, 2010 at 10:10AM

Cover ArtFledgling : a novel
by Butler, Octavia E.
Shori looks like a 10-year-old black girl, but she's actually a 50-something vampire, a genetically-altered member of the Ina race who awakens with amnesia to discover the burnt remains of the commune where she was living. This is an excellent novel, very similar to Hubbard's (see below), with a great exploration of the Ina race and their symbiotic relationships with human beings. Shori comes under fire from renegades within the larger community who are worried about the mingling of vampire and human genes, allowing for Butler to bring in themes of racism and bigotry. Since this was her last book before her untimely death in 2006, we won't (unfortunately) be seeing a sequel.   posted Jun 26, 2007 at 11:48AM

Cover ArtThe Society of S
by Hubbard, Susan
Really enjoyed this one, a coming-of-age novel as a young girl being raised by a single father comes to grips with the fact that she might be a vampire. The 'Society of S' of the title are the "sanguinists," vampires who are conservationists and environmentalists (because, after all, as immortals, they have a stake in seeing the Earth endure). I would love to read more about these characters and this world.   posted May 31, 2007 at 7:18PM

Cover ArtVamped : a novel
by Sosnowski, David
Humorous look at the vampire life, set in a world where vampires are the majority and humans the minority, many of them raised on blood farms. Another very inventive look at the modern vampire and his troubles.   posted May 14, 2007 at 9:35AM

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