Sunday, November 2, 2014

Book Reviews for October

Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter by Seth Grahame-Smith

I first got to know Seth Grahame Smith through his first novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies, which I loved. This second novel is just as much a mad-genius mashup. On the outside, it doesn't make much sense, but once you dive into Lincoln's "lost diaries," it's strangely believable. This twisted-history romp is a lot of fun.

Warnings on: language and violence. Lots and lots of violence. And blood. Tons of blood.

The Strain by Guillermo del Toro and Chuck Hogan

This graphic novel version definitely captures the creepiness of a horror pandemic. Vampirism as a parasite makes for a compelling and terrible mystery for the main character, a CDC scientist and his allies. They race against time (and a horde of terrifying creatures) to save humanity.

Warnings on: everything. This is not for kids. In any way.

The Sandman: Preludes and Nocturnes by Neil Gaiman

This is a reread. You guys know I'm a huge fan of Neil Gaiman. And he's brilliant in this comic. Seriously. It's great. Love it. Love him.

Warnings on: everything.

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