Wednesday, August 02, 2006

The Vampire Reader – Taliesin_ttlg’s book reviews

Graphic novel reviews

30 days of night
30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow
30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales
30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella
30 Days of Night: Red Snow
30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow
30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease
30 Days of Night: Three Tales
Batman Nosferatu
Batman Vampire
The Complete Bite Club
CVO: African Blood
CVO: Rogue State
Dark Days
Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood
Dracula – classics illustrated edition
Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Loaded Bible Book 1
Lost Boys - Reign of Frogs
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer
Sea of Red Vol. 1: No Grave but the Sea
Stoker's Dracula
Sword of Dracula

Novels, poetry and short stories

13 Bullets
23 Hours
30 Days of Night (Novelisation)
30 Days of Night: Eternal Damnation
30 Days of Night: Immortal Remains
30 Days of Night: Rumours of the Undead
99 Coffins
A Fistful of Charms
and Falling, fly
The Awakening
Already Dead
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
Being Human: Bad Blood
Being Human: Chasers
Being Human: The Road
Blood+ 01 - First Kiss
Blood Groove
Blood Noir
The Blood Opera Sequence
Blood Red
Bloodsucking Fiends
The Book of Renfield
The Book with No Name
Breaking Dawn
Burying the Shadow
Changeling - Dark Moon
Child of a Dead God
Dance on Fire
Danse Macabre
Dark Desire
Dead as a Doornail
Demon Under Glass
Doctors Wear Scarlet - hosted at Mondo Vampire
Doctor Who and the State of Decay
Dracula: The Un-Dead
Dunraven Road
Dying Light
Emilie Undead
Eternal Vigilance: From Deep Within the Earth
Eternal Vigilance 2: The Death of Illusions
Eternal Vigilance 3: Bound in Blood
Every Last Drop
The Eye of the Moon
The Fall
Fang Face
Fiends of the Eastern Front
For a Few Demons More
Forever Knight: a Stirring of Dust
Gabriele Caccini
The Golden
The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire book 1)
Half the Blood of Brooklyn
The Harlequin
The Hunger and Ecstacy of Vampires
In the Blood
Key to Conflict
Knights of the Darkness
The Last Days
The Last Watch
The Last Wish
Let the Right One In
The Little Book of Horror: Dracula
Live Girls
The Lost
Love in Ruins
Manitou Blood
Many Bloody Returns
Mina: the Dracula story continues
Mr Darcy, Vampyre
My Dead Body
the New Annotated Dracula
the New Doctor Who Adventures: Blood Harvest
Night Life
The Night Watch
New Moon
No Dominion
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
One Blood
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Parasite Positive
Paris Immortal
The Passage
The Pumpkin Seed
the Radleys
Rebel Fay
the Rest Falls Away
Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines
Rulers of Darkness
Samson's Lovely Mortal
The Silver Kiss
Skinners Book 1: Blood Blade
Skinners Book 2: Howling Legion
Skin Trade
Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire
Some of your Blood
The Space Vampires
The Strain
Swan Song
They Hunger
Traitor to the Blood
The Twilight Watch
The Un-Dead
The Undead (Betsy Taylor series) Vol 1-4
Undead and Unpopular
Vampirates: Demons of the ocean
Vampirates: Tide of Terror
the Vampire of Ropraz
Vampires – Encounters with the Undead
Vampires Inc.
Vampires – Stories of the Supernatural
Vampire Wars
Vampire Zero
Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr Cornelius Van Helsing
The Watchers Omnibus
Weird Vampire Tales
Where Demons Dare
X-Rated Bloodsuckers
Zoltan... Hound of Dracula

Reference Material

Bite: A Vampire Handbook
Book of the Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula
The Changing Vampire of Film and Television
Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms
Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires
From Demons to Dracula
Legends of Blood
the Lure of the Vampire
Sundays with Vlad
The Vampire Book
The Vampire Encyclopedia
Vampire Films
Vampire Forensics
The Vampire Lectures
Vampires and Vampirism
Vampires: from Dracula to Twilight – the Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology
Vampire Taxonomy

Bonus Reviews

Occasionally I may add a bonus review of an associated book to the end of a film review. The reason may be that the book doesn’t warrant a full review of its own, because most has been said in the film review, or because it just seems to work that way. The following links are to film reviews, with bonus book reviews at the end of the blog entry.

Dracula, novelisation of the 1992 film
The Second Hammer Horror Film Omnibus

Classic Literature

These are not actually reviews but are my thoughts on some of the greatest and most important vampire books written, as well as those lesser known but historically important pieces.

The Vampyre
Varney the Vampire
the Vampire Countess
The Vampire and the Devil's Son
Vampire City
I am Legend

Interesting Shorts
These are not actually reviews but are my thoughts on some of the more genre interesting short stories.

A shave and a Haircut, Two Bites
Count Magnus
the Family of the Vourdalak
The Girl With Hungry Eyes
la Morte Amoureuse
No such thing as a Vampire
The Shunned House
The Skeleton Count, or, The Vampire Mistress - Hosted at Something Wicked This Way Comes!
Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter
the Tomb of Sarah
Wake Not the Dead


OllieMugwump said...

I'm extremely surprised you haven't reviewed Montague Summers' "The Vampire: His Kith and Kin" and "The Vampire in Loe and Legend/in Europe".

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Hi Ollie, good to hear from you. I'm actually reviewing books only as I read them... by which I mean books I read some time ago will only be reviewed on a re-read to be fair to the publication.

I an sure I'll re-read the Summers at some point, however.

evilolive said...

Hi! I've been reading a LOT lately (averaging about 2 books per week), and have recently read a few vampire novels that I absolutely Adored. I was wondering if you have ever read:

Fiend by Jemiah Jefferson; The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot; Vamped by David Sosnowski; Vampire Winter by Lois Tilton

Vampire Winter totally blew me away, i'm already thinking of re-reading it :)

If you haven't read these, I highly recommend them

Taliesin_ttlg said...

Hi Evilolive. I haven't read Fiend but have read Voice of the Blood by Jeremiah Jefferson, I seem to recall I enjoyed it.

Nor have I read any of the other books... but I have read Lois Tilton's Babylon 5 novels, bizzarely.

I'll keep my eye out for these in the future.

My current read is Child of a Dead God - part of Barb and JC Hendee's Noble Dead series.