The Night Once More is a genre-bending, phantasmagorical noir-horror-thriller), hit an absolute home run with Bent Steeple, a stand-alone vampire book set in the Canadian north woods. If you like Stephen King (and I do, a lot), you will LOVE this book. The characterizations are absolutely first rate, from a doctor who sees what's happening before anyone else, to a disabled kid. (Fergus will break your heart.) this is another vampire book that is for readers who prefer their horror to be just that--horrific. Taylor is also the author of the Dracula of the Apes trilogy, a masterful mashup of Edgar Rice Burroughs and Bram Stoker. (You'll never look at Tarzan the same way again.)
Bonus: I love this cover. Stark. Graphic. Eerie-looking. So much subtler than the usual black and red with creatures.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
A Vampire a Day: Bent Steeple by G. Wells Taylor
Posted by Katherine Tomlinson at 5:00 PM
Labels: Bent Steeple, Dracula of the Apes, G. Wells Taylor, Stephen King, The Night Once More, Vampire novel
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