Draculas is not your ordinary tale of a bloodsucker. The Draculas in this novel are nasty and billed as the kind that will crawl into your head and give you nightmares. The novel is a collaboration of four different authors and it really works. One might expect for it to be a hodge podge of words and thoughts but the plotline is tight and the action, bloodletting and carnage is constant and moving. I am just starting to enjoy novels in this genre and this had me from page one and then it took off like a rocket from there.
Here is the introduction by Joe Konrath:” I grew up reading books where vampires were scary.
This novel is an attempt to make them scary again.
When I thought of the premise that became DRACULAS, I knew it needed to be a group project. Take four well-known horror authors, let them each create their own unique characters, and have them fight for their lives during a vampire outbreak at a secluded, rural hospital.
This is NOT a collection of short stories. It‟s a single, complete novel.
And it’s going to freak you out.
If you’re easily disturbed, have a weak stomach, or are prone to nightmares, stop reading right now. There are no sexy teen heartthrobs herein.
You have been warned.”
I think that this is an adequate description and once you begin to read the novel you will find that what he wrote in the intro is absolutely the truth; this is a novel that is meant to scare and create images that will stay with you after you read it. Beyond that I was very interested to find out how they would carry off having so many different authors and hands in one novel. It was seamless and it worked well. Draculas is many things: scary, contains brutal images, disturbing, funny, and above all well written. I don’t hesitate to recommend this. The time of year for this genre of novel is excellent, but then again, a good horror novel is always in season, right? Check it out, read it with all the lights on, and make sure to lock the windows and doors.
Here are some of the links you may wish to have: The authors-
www.blakecrouch.com www.jakonrath.com www.jeffstrand.com www.repairmanjack.com
& the novel itself-- www.draculasthebook.com
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