Vampire Notes

Vampire Notes
Review by Davis Farnsworth, submitted on 29-Jul-1991

Vampire Notes by Robert Arthur Smith. A Fawcett Gold Medal Book published by Ballantine Books. Copyright 1989, First Edition 1990.

A first person account of dealing with a vampire who is infiltrating the Los Angeles theatre scene. The narrator is hired to produce a play based on a specific story line provided to him by a very wealthy and suspicious man. Gradually, the narrator begins to suspect supernatural forces at work, and the Los Angeles area is being plagued by a rash of bloody murders. Could it be that his patron is a VAMPIRE? The leading lady in the play is beginning to look awfully tired, should be say DRAINED...? What could be happening???

I found this book to be readable, fun, but very predictable. In fact, it was so predictable that the ending surprised me by being SO obvious. I wouldn't read it a second time, but it is not the worst pulp vampire book around, and I don't hate the author for writing it. I wouldn't be too quick to buy another of his books though.

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From the Library

As the 20th century evolved, rational man turned to science to explain mythology that had pervaded for thousands of years. How could a man be mistaken for a vampire? How could someone appear to have been the victim of a vampire attack? Science, in time, came back with answers that may surprise you.Anemia
A million fancies strike you when you hear the name: Nosferatu!N O S F E R A T Udoes not die!What do you expect of the first showing of this great work?Aren't you afraid? - Men must die. But legend has it that a vampire, Nosferatu, 'der Untote' (the Undead), lives on men's blood! You want to see a symphony of horror? You may expect more. Be careful. Nosferatu is not just fun, not something to be taken lightly. Once more: beware.- Publicity for Nosferatu in the German magazine Buhne und Film, 1922  

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