Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Vampire Haiku

Remember me talking about my affection for Zombie Haiku by Ryan Mecum, whom I later interviewed for the 2009 Summer Blog Blast Tour? Well, let me tell you something: Ryan has done it again with VAMPIRE HAIKU, in which he combines haiku and story, humor and horror, and adds history, a hint of romance, and social commentary to boot. While the vampires in it may, this is one book that doesn't suck. Also? This book is as much a survey of American history as it is the story of one vampire through the ages.

You can read my full review over at Guys Lit Wire, but I figured I'd leave you with a few juicy tidbits. (I know - I kill me, too!)

Two vampire revelations for our main character, William, who was turned on The Mayflower by a woman named Katherine:

She explains to me
that wood through my heart will kill.
I don't think that's new.
. . .
Blood tastes like cherries
mixed with a lot of copper
and way too much salt.

And a few of the pop culture references - I'm pretty certain you'll be able to guess which TV shows or movies they go with, assuming you've seen the more popular/mainstream vampire fare over the past 20 years or so:

Now I've seen it all.
Vampire puppets on TV
teaching kids to count.
. . .
My favorite show
stars the cutest little girl
killing fake vampires.
. . .
Those were not vampires.
If sunlight makes you sparkle,
you're a unicorn.
. . .
What would be better
than biting on a Corey?
Biting two Coreys.

I hope you'll check it out!

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