Monday, January 31, 2011

Monday Library Post, 1/31/2011

Ok, so I'm all ready for snowpocalypse (which probably won't be, because it never is) with a largeish stack of vampire novels for Blood and Honey Month.

Bram Stoker - Dracula

This seemed like a logical place to start.

Dacre Stoker and Ian Holt - Dracula: The Un-Dead

A sequel. To Dracula. No, really.

Dacre Stoker is the great-grand nephew of Bram Stoker, and Ian Holt is a Dracula expert. I don't know how much writing Stoker did and how much Holt did, but this seemed like an apropos moment to pick this one up.

Bekka Black - iDrakula

A modern re-telling of Dracula, using e-mails and text messages. How could I resist? We'll see how it holds up to the original.

Leonard Wolf - A Dream of Dracula: In Search of the Living Dead
Non-fiction book about "the role of the vampire in civilization ... from ancient Egypt to contemporary [1970s] American." I got a raft of recommendations from folks at Slactivist, and this was one of them.

Brian Meehl - Suck it Up

Vampires in the 21st century - drinking Blood Lite - a soy based blood substitute - and trying to organize Vampire Pride parades. Meehl was, at one point, a puppeteer on Sesame Street, so, naturally, he has experience with vampires.

That should keep me busy for a while.

A reminder, I will also be re-reading Amal El-Mohtar's The Honey Month (now available through Amazon!) starting tomorrow.