By Steven Vivian
The lifeless too have hopes...
And one of the hopeful useless is Alex Resartus: obtuse professor, imprecise novelist, schizophrenic...and vampire.
As an obtuse professor, he bewilders and frustrates his bored scholars; as an vague novelist with a once-promising acceptance, he wants to get well his inventive powers, yet his shattered brain stands within the approach. As a schizophrenic, Alex's brain is "broken", and during this most unique novel, A SELF-MADE MONSTER, Alex plans to reorganize his damaged brain with complete blood. For Alex's targeted quirk - either his blessing and his curse - is that he is taking at the features of his sufferers in so much excellent ways.
Alex sees the intense and socially backward scholar, Edward Head, as his savior: Edward's disciplined and robust brain is simply the tonic Alex must rejuvenate his inventive powers. yet Alex isn't the just one with hopes. The dwelling between him have their very own hopes. Edward¿s hopes are carnal. He wishes either Holly Dish, an amalgam of sweaty undergraduate daydreams, and Claire candy, a returning grownup coed who's either cool and mysterious. Holly and Claire too have their very own hopes, as does the quick and cynical Jimmy Stubbs, who hates to review and likes to drink beer and scheme. The hopes of every personality intersect and at last violently knot - generating a twisting climax that leaves a few characters lifeless and others approximately to enjoy an fabulous monetary windfall.
By turns violent and humorous, A SELF-MADE MONSTER is likely one of the most unique vampire novels ever released. It strips away the drained clichés and red prose of the vampire tale and replaces them with dead-on characterizations, a galloping plot, and a brand new notion of the vampire itself.
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U. S. Marshal Jameson Arkeley—the country’s leading authority on vampires—taught police investigator and vampire fighter Laura Caxton every little thing she understands approximately monsters. After a bloody warfare visited upon Gettysburg by way of a military of vampires, Arkeley gave up his personal existence to avoid wasting others. other than he didn’t precisely die . . .
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