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1.0 out of 5 starsJust...why?
Reviewed in the United States on January 17, 2020
I honestly...can't explain what I read. It was hilarious, but not in the conventional way.
I picked it because of the title - and they're all vampires, right? First, the point-of-view...I don't think there's a name for it, sort of a remote omniscience. It was similar to the narration of a screenplay. (Consider writing screenplays.) The rhythm was fast and light, with odd spins on lore. I think the writer had fun with this, and it shows. The characters are irreverent and exactly what they should be. Their dialogue doesn't waste time. My favorite page was actually the photo of the author with the cute little "writer" hat. Awww! There's humor here, and hopefully other readers catch it, but I'm afraid the author is going to receive a lot of HARSH criticism because it doesn't follow conventions of story writing. Don't read those reviews, they will only mess with your head, and you're off to a good go on a unique style. I would encourage you to join a writing club and receive earnest feedback from people who interact regularly with your work and your revisions. Their feedback will be a lot more meaningful than what you see online.
Four stars for effort. The work is very short and a quick read. Having said that, I will also mention that I didn't put it down. At one point, I realized the author plays around a bit with tense. The story begins using the present tense, as we follow Lori, while she searches here and there for her friend, Vicki, but once she finds Vicki's landlord, the narrative moves into the past tense. I'm not sure what that's about. After I finished I had to pause and think--what was it about this story that kept me going. I realized it was the dialog. There are long sections of pure dialog and it works. We move along as the characters speak to each other in their efforts to communicate what is happening. Interestingly enough it's almost as if we move out of time, as we move forward with the spoken narrative.
The story was... different for sure. Dialogue was the main bread and butter of it and I liked it. It was smooth reading and fast. Enough sections of description peppered through the read as not to slow the pacing. Like the vampire Annette putting a trance on Vickie, I didn't put it down and had to keep reading since it flowed so smoothly with such amount of dialogue. Lori, seemed like a very likable girl to me. Great ending or is it?