Monday, August 04, 2008

Vampire Fiction

Tongue in Cheek... With Fangs
Anne Rice, Laurell K. Hamilton, Christine Feehan, and Charlaine Harris are among the more famous vampire fiction storytellers. Darren Shan and Stephenie Meyer have recently dominated the vampire fiction market aimed at teens. Let's not leave out Dracula, the infamous 1897 novel by Irish author Bram Stoker, which has brought us more than a century's worth of the "Count" in books and on film.

Enter the fiction book Vampyres of Hollywood, a fictional story with one fundamental contention: everything we think we know about vampire myth, legend, and folklore was created in a Hollywood film studio!

The novel is very witty in places (who doesn't like a joke at Hollywood egos' expense?) but is also very gruesome in others. Certainly not for everyone but a sometimes entertaining addition to latest crop of vampire chic fiction.