Three stylish vampires arrive in New Orleans just in time for Mardis Gras, and then disappear again. While in the city, the group's leader, Zillah, meets and impregnates an adolescent girl. Fifteen years later, the child of that pairing, a boy who calls himself simply "Nothing" is living with adoptive parents in the suburbs, where he – like so many other teens – feels isolated and out of place. The answer is, his father is a vampire, leaving Nothing hovering precariously between worlds.
When Nothing runs away from home he meets up with none other than Zillah and his small troupe, Molochai and Twig. Together they go on a quest to seek out Nothing's favorite band, Lost Souls. Nothing is aided along the way by a psychic named ghost, and their relationship leads to the ultimate inner battle where Nothing must choose between his wild, vampiric heritage, or preserving his humanity to save the life of another.
©1993 Poppy Z. Brite (P)2010 CrossRoad Press
" Rather than horror, Lost Souls prompts disgust mixed with morbid titillation, but it will surely be devoured by genre aficionados. . " (Publisher's Weekly)
So glad there is finally some Poppy Z. Brite on audible. Entertaining, edgy and visceral. Great read.
This was my first exposure to Poppy Z Brite, actually. I'd previously avoided her out of a desire to avoid the cliches. But sometimes, cliches exist for a reason. Poppy Z Brite is like chocolate and absinthe for breakfast. Her work is dark and decadent and delicious. Chris Patton's reading was entirely competent and his voice is well suited for the teenagers in this story. I've already listened to this twice and I expect to listen to it again in the future. I only hope Audible acquires more work by Poppy Z Brite.
This is a story I come back to every few years.
It's not like other vampire books because it's much darker and way less romantic.
Ghost is my favorite character.
Great book. I highly recommend it. Beautiful language, very dark and capturing.
Narrator ruins a good story! He mispronounces several word, and there are some odd background sounds. I loved Brite's stories, but this was almost painful to listen to.
Um, "Yay Audiobooks?"
Interview With The Vampire, maybe?
It felt like he just did not connect with the material. All the sad and clever felt lost.
That is just it, I felt I should be crying during several scenes that felt like they were treated with sort of disdain and slid over.
Someone who is clinically depressed might enjoy this nightmare of a book.
There was not one likeable character. Also, I am not a big fan of incest. Silly me.
Well, the only other one I listened to was "Five Fingers of Death," and that was a huge disappointment, too.
Disgust. Mostly irritated with myself for wasting my money on a book that is about the most damaged folks EVER.
The disclaimer that lets me know that there is no way that my negative review will be posted, so I know that this is a waste of time, and that other folks will be sucked into buying this book.
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