Poet Pens Vampire Novel
It isn’t often that I am drawn to check out a vampire novel because the author is a poet. It certainly isn’t often that this poet turns out to be someone who writes vampire books. But that is exactly the turn of events that led me to discover an interesting new take on the vampire novel, a writer who paints a poetic picture that leaves out none of the violence, simply shows us another way to see it in this vampire tale.
Don’t go in here expecting another vampire tale with simple needs or romantic cries, this is a vampire novel with a different kind of romance, the romance that we used to read in books. If you check this one out on Amazon, you may find yourself hesitating because the cover is somewhat crude, the book title sounds like so many others – Demon Vampire. The name of the author even feels as if it may not be his own, Virgil Allen Moore, but the writing is sublime.
He pulls you in from the beginning, drawing a painting of a tryst in the dark, beneath an oak tree where a life is taken from a willing victim, and the demon vampire that dwells within him taunts him “rip, tear, rend and swallow the blood like milk” is the suggestion the demon gives. And he does. And we watch him, almost breathless in our fascination.
Moore takes us on a journey that runs for 500 pages and never slows down. It takes us through a vampire tale that looks at vampires in a totally different way and introduces us to a new way to even just consider them. If you are like me, you have read tons of vampire books, but trust me; this one is not like any you have ever read.
The world he creates, the language he uses to take us all there, and the journey into the heart of a vampire will leave you cringing and begging for more, all at the same time. Not a book for the weak, it is after all a book that follows the deeds of a demon. But the darkness is bearable for the ability it gives you to appreciate the dawn.