I loved this book. It is a fast-paced, wise-cracking, wild ride of a book, with great characters and loads of action. It balances humour with a twisty plot line and some of the references to popular culture made me laugh out loud. I totally recommend it. If you click the picture it links to the amazon page if you want to check it out.
So, vampires right? To be honest, vampires haven’t really been on my radar for a long time. It was only when I started reading this book that I started to think about all the vampire books and films that I have read or seen over the years. The Lost Boys is one film that really stands out. I read Interview with the Vampire when I was at Uni and loved it. Reading Dracula in an almost empty house, on my own, in the middle of winter, is an experience I won’t forget either. Also The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a great read, a good update of vampire classics. I even read the first two Twilight books but tbh it was a bit too teen romance for me.
What’s great about Straight Outta Fangton is the way that the author manages to subvert a lot of the traditional vampire lore and yet does it with a light touch and lot of love for the subject. Together with all the cultural references, it makes it a fun read, but there’s a great storyline as well. It is a book which hooked me early on and I read quickly because I wanted to know how it was going to go. Like I said above, well worth a read.
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