Monday, October 18, 2010

Really enjoyed the "Draculas" project...

I've just finished DRACULAS, a project by J.A. Konrath, Blake Crouch, F. Paul Wilson and Jeff Strand.  Four horror novelists collaborated on this story about vampires, with the stated goal of making vampires scary again.

I think they've succeeded!  This is a great, fast read.  The story begins with the discovery of Dracula's skull in Romania.  Though dismissed as a hoax, the skull is purchased by an American billionaire who is close to death himself.  His intention is to become a vampire and gain immortality.

He collapses after stabbing himself with the fangs and is rushed to the emergency room.  The hospital is soon teeming with vampires.  Thanks to a train crash in another part of the state, the hospital is on its own as far as police and National Guard help.

The whole story takes place in one night, making it fast-paced and hard to put down.  It's a great story for anyone who's been missing the evil, monstrous kind of vampire--the kind that actually gives you nightmares.

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