This is a long book but very much worth the investment of time. You will not regret spending the credit on this book!
So Many Books, So Little Time...
The author's use of imagery and also the narrators really got into telling the story.
They bring the characters to life. Hearing them read this novel sets you in the midst of the story.
Melanie Fuller. She's elegant and classy yet evil and corrupt to the core.
Great novel to "take you away" for a while.
I generally enjoy Dan Simmons, and this story was very good--however, as I live in Charleston, SC, one of the settings of the book, I was distracted. It would have been glaring to any Charleston resident--Simmons did not visit the area nor talk to anyone familiar with the area before writing about it. Had he done so, the richness of the story would have so very much more.
the only gripe I have is that the old lady gets her own narrator , who is fabulous and everyone else shares the same narrator who is middling but still a good story and interesting , it feels a bit like simmons wrote a bunch of shorter novels or stories and then mxed the characters together into the larger volume ,and at least its not narrated by john lee.
I made it about halfway. I just couldn't do it no more. Just boring for the most part. I don't think I'll ever finish, just not with it.
As a huge fan of Dan Simmons, I found this book particularly intriguing being that a majority of the book is set in my home state of South Carolina. Once again Dan Simmons finds a way to turn a typical idea of vampirism into a unique and absolutely chilling tale of struggling powers and innocent victims caught in the action. I highly recommend this book to anyone fascinated with fantasy, science fiction or horror.
Voice acting second to none. plot layers within layers Amazing ending. This is not to be missed. Some pretty brutal elements that are there to drive the plot. if you can stomach it do not miss it.
This book is not scary no matter how much it wants to portray itself as horror. This book is like Driving Miss Daisy with the racism turned way up and no Morgan Freeman, with smatterings of amateur smut and a nice long exposition vomit involving concentration camps (but not too much! The author has to write more about tits!)
If you have to kill some time you can do worse. But I wouldn't waste the credit or the money
The beginning appeared to full of trivial info (like Stephen King). but if you stay with it, the trivial info became important as the story grew in focus and intensity.
a good long read, worthy story, rewarding for the patient.