The House of the Vampire

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Echo Library, 2007 - Fiction - 72 pages
10 Reviews
Usually when we say "vampire," we're talking about a monster like Dracula -- a thing that sucks the life's blood out of us, literally. But there are other things than blood that matter to a body . . . when lonely Ernest Fielding is taken under the wing of Reginald Clarke, he only knows that he will be mentored by one of the greatest writers of his generation. As he spends more and more time with Reginald, he realizes that he starts to feel lethargic and unable to write. He is confused and afraid when he realizes that Reginald Clarke is sucking the creative energy from him. Will loneliness consume Ernest and allow Reginald to take all the talent he has? Or can Ernest break away in time to save himself?

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User Review  - Corlene Dorrington - Goodreads

I really liked the originality of this novella, the depth of ideas discussed by the characters and the deliciously inevitable ending. They just don't write like this anymore, and what a shame. Read full review

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User Review  - Mike Marlow - Goodreads

Not bad, but not great. I think it would have benefited from another 20 or 30 pages of description of Reginald's "process" for absorbing the psyches. I felt at the end like I didn't really care that much about the characters. Otherwise it's a nice variation on the vampire story. Read full review

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