Thursday, June 18, 2009

They Thirst

Author: Robert McCammon
Title: They Thirst
Number of Pages: 531
Publication Date: 1981
Genre: Horror
Synopsis: "Prince Vulkan, master of the vampires, has loosed his army of the undead on Los Angeles in this seamlessly written horror novel by the author of Mine. Vulkan's plan is to replace humankind, city by city, with the living dead. Four people stand in his way. Homicide detective Andy Palatazin, a Hungarian immigrant who fled this scourge as a child, is determined to stop it now. Young Tommy Chandler, whose parents were killed before his eyes, wants revenge. TV star Wes Richer hopes to save his beloved by tracking Vulkan to his lair. Father Silvera, a dying priest, believes that God has chosen him to destroy the vampire prince. Wreaking death and carnage, Vulkan proceeds to a final confrontation between the forces of good and evil. McCammon delivers terror with skillful ferocity as he pays tribute to masters of the genre and raises the standards for the craft a notch or two."

They Thirst was absolutely horrible. It wasn't scary, at all. The worst part was that it was so predictable (from what the characters would do, to who the baddies were) and it was poorly written.

I will say that the beginning of the book showed a bit of promise (in the way that it wasn’t like every other vamp book), but the rest of it was just a big let down. The characters weren’t likeable at all (they were shallow and vain and just plain irritating), and it took forever to pick up any kind of speed.
It was so bad that I nearly gave up on ever finishing it, and I rarely fail to finish a book I start.
This is one book that I don’t ever plan on reading again.

0 out of 5 pineapples.

Dame Orchid

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