Wednesday, February 03, 2016

Books read in 2016: No. 2 -- Necroscope

by Brian Lumley

Started: Jan. 11
Finished: Feb. 3

Notes: After having just read Twilight, I figured I needed to man up and read about some real vampires, which is why I turned to Necroscope. This novel was popular when it came out in 1986, spawning numerous sequels, but somehow I missed it back then even though I was reading lots of horror at the time. I hope it has stood up well to the years.

Mini review: I didn't care much for the writing style, especially as I found it somewhat repetitive and filled with too much exposition, but the characters were interesting enough and the plot is not too bad. I was always guessing, which is a good thing in my opinion. The ending became a little over the top, almost comic-bookish, but it seemed to fit the story and the characters, reminding me a little of the end of the first Matrix movie, in which the story leaves open the possibility for just about anything to happen in the future. One nice touch was the different take on vampires here, but I won't give it away. Will I give this author another go? Sure, at some point.

1 comment:

Charles Gramlich said...

I've had this book for ages but have never read it. Something has always seems a bit off putting about it to me, but I could not tell you what that was.