By Steven Vivian
The lifeless too have hopes...
And one of the hopeful useless is Alex Resartus: obtuse professor, imprecise novelist, schizophrenic...and vampire.
As an obtuse professor, he bewilders and frustrates his bored scholars; as an vague novelist with a once-promising popularity, he wants to get better his artistic powers, yet his shattered brain stands within the manner. As a schizophrenic, Alex's brain is "broken", and during this most unique novel, A SELF-MADE MONSTER, Alex plans to reorganize his damaged brain with complete blood. For Alex's detailed quirk - either his blessing and his curse - is that he's taking at the features of his sufferers in so much amazing ways.
Alex sees the bright and socially backward pupil, Edward Head, as his savior: Edward's disciplined and strong brain is simply the tonic Alex must rejuvenate his artistic powers. yet Alex isn't the just one with hopes. The dwelling between him have their very own hopes. Edward¿s hopes are carnal. He wants either Holly Dish, an amalgam of sweaty undergraduate daydreams, and Claire candy, a returning grownup coed who's either cool and mysterious. Holly and Claire too have their very own hopes, as does the fast and cynical Jimmy Stubbs, who hates to review and likes to drink beer and scheme. The hopes of every personality intersect and finally violently knot - generating a twisting climax that leaves a few characters lifeless and others approximately to take pleasure in an spectacular monetary windfall.
By turns violent and humorous, A SELF-MADE MONSTER is without doubt one of the most original vampire novels ever released. It strips away the drained clichés and pink prose of the vampire tale and replaces them with dead-on characterizations, a galloping plot, and a brand new notion of the vampire itself.
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They moved in closer then, brushing hands and lips over me. I was punctured so many times that I felt my blood would drain away into the soil and restore me to unity with the Earth Mother. It was 97 DAVID NIALL WILSON not to be. They wasted no precious drop of that blood. I grew weaker with each sharp caress, but the images grew clearer, the beauty of their eyes and pale, luminescent skin overwhelmed me. “I awoke alone once more, but this time to darkness. It was cold—colder than any place I’ve ever been—and yet the cold seemed somehow natural.
Feeling bold, Jeanne spoke up quickly. “Quite the coincidence, don’t you think? It is hard to believe that we just last night found ourselves drawn to this place, and you knew you would find us here. ” Montrovant turned a scathing glare on le Duc, but the point had been made. It was too much of a coincidence, and now the issue required clarification. “I called you,” she said at last. “I sent images of that time, memories to draw you closer. He knows me, Montrovant. He owns me, and he knows me in ways no other ever has.
She might have pulled it off, though. She was one of the finer wenches of the palace, as you will recall. ” Turning to Jeanne and Gwendolyn, his expression apologetic, Montrovant explained. “Sondra was the daughter of a man I had a—problem— with. ” Gwendolyn’s voice was sharp, and Jeanne moved a step back. ” Montrovant met her stare TO SPEAK WITH LIFELESS TONGUES 110 evenly. “She did not beg me, but her father did me a disservice. She was beautiful, and young, and vital, and she was there when I hungered.
A Self Made Monster by Steven Vivian