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I like Brite's style and atmosphere, and even if the characters are nihilistic, arrogant and just a bit too gothic, I eventually started to like some of them.
(yes, I’m using the Idiots Guide)
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What I did enjoy about this book was the fact that it turned on its head some traditional notions of vampires, which updated the story more, but I found it very hard to relate to any of the characters as most of them seemed quite self-obsessed and towards the end of the novel, I have to admit that I didn’t really care anymore!
‘Lost Souls’ (or should it be ‘Lost Souls?’?) was published in 1992 and on the front of the novel, author Poppy Z. Brite is heralded as ‘a major new voice in horror fiction’. It would be interesting to know how successful she has been – has anyone else read any of her other novels, and if so what did you think?
I managed to finish this pretty quickly but unfortunately we have a Bank Holiday Weekend here in the UK so the Post Office won’t be open again until Tuesday, but I’ll post it on then!
I hope everyone else on the list enjoys reading it and I’m keen to read your opinions!
Edit: Uups, entered to early. I just want to add what I didn't like about the novel. It is the lack of engaging female characters. Anne is just a pain in the behind, and other women make to short an appearance to be of any interest.
I already have the next address and the book is on its way now (May 15.).
That was really an intense read. So intense that I had some weird dreams during the time I was reading this book... At times it reminded me of the movie "Lost Boys". There were moments where the story grossed me out so badly that I had to put the book away. But there were also rather poetic moments.
How come, though, that most of the characters were homosexual or at least bisexual? Why is it that so many Vampire Stories take place in New Orleans? (I'm thinking Anne Rice and Sherrilyn Kenyon...)
Me, too, I missed a strong female character.
Thanks for sharing this different type book of the genre adeps. I'll pass it on to Lobodyke during the next few days.
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