Friday, March 18, 2016
An Unattractive Vampire by Jim McDoniel
"Jim McDoniel’s debut novel, An Unattractive Vampire, is a darkly comic urban fantasy of ancient horrors in suburban cities. After three centuries trapped underground, thousand-year-old Yulric Bile—also known as the Curséd One, the Devil’s Apprentice, He Who Worships the Slumbering Horrors—awakens only to find that no one believes he is a vampire. Apparently he’s just too ugly—modern vampires, he soon discovers, are pretty, weak, and, most disturbing of all, good. Determined to reestablish his bloodstained reign, Yulric sets out to correct this disgusting turn of events or, at the very least, murder the person responsible. With the help of pert vampire-wannabe Amanda; Simon, the eight-year-old reincarnation of his greatest foe; and a cadre of ancient and ugly horrors, Yulric prepares to battle the glamorous undead. But who will win the right to determine, once and for all, what it truly means to be a vampire?"
Oh geez, if you are a anti-fan of those OTHER types of vampire novels (especially the ones written for the YA crowd, you know what I mean, the sparkly ones!) then you don't want to read this while drinking anything. If you are like me, some of the humor will catch you so off guard that you might spritz with what you are drinking, whatever is closest to you (Kindle, DTB, cat, husband...) and they will get angry and yell or decide not to work anymore, or scratch you in an unmentionable place.
Wonderfully fun satire,humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule -you name it the author used it.
He did add another interesting and funny aspect : the use of footnotes. Though I do hope that they will be formatted better for the Kindle copies than they were for my ARC.
I received this ARC for reviewing purposes!
Posted by Dianne on Friday, March 18, 2016