Dratted vampires (was Re: Roger's Intro)

Emma Comerford emmaco at tpg.com.au
Thu Dec 9 03:55:21 EST 2004


At 05:44 PM 9/12/2004 +1100, ROSLYN wrote:



>>-- J. who finds vampires generally boring and adolescent generally,
>>and is Deeply Disturbed that Robin McKinley felt the need to write about them
>>
>>--
>>-- Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika
>
>I really enjoyed that book. I do agree, though, that the way that vampires 
>are so commonly written about now, especially in dark fantasy novels (with 
>the vampire being just another kind of sexy human) they *are* boring. I 
>felt that in Rosbin McKinley's _Sunshine_ there was a genuine, disturbing 
>alienness about the vampires, even the one.....

I enjoyed this book as well, maybe even more so than McKinley's other books 
- I thought it much better than other vampire books but can't remember why 
now (I'll read it again when in comes in paperback).

Emma 

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