The Art of Darkness

Vampires After Twilight

November 25th, 2008 by Cobwebs

Goth or not, I have to admit that I share Big Daddy Drew’s opinion of Twilight:

Ooooh, a girl falls in love with a vampire! How new and unheard of! IT’S FORBIDDEN LOVE! Jesus. I liked this story much better the first time I heard it, when it was called “Every stupid fucking vampire story you’ve ever heard.”

Yeah, I know this is not a popular opinion, feel free to burn me in effigy.

If you’ve whipped through all of the books and are searching for something to fill the gap (or if you have paid no attention to the books and just like vampires), io9 has published a handy list of other vampire novels.

Their suggestions appear to be a good mix of straight-up fantasy and SF/F, so there ought to be something there that appeals to everybody. A couple that aren’t on the list that I might recommend are Dan Simmons’ Children of the Night and Tim Powers’ The Stress of Her Regard. Good stuff.

Feel free to recommend your favorite vampire novels in the comments.

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