Sunday, September 28, 2008

Book Review: Vampyres of Hollywood

TitleVampyres of Hollywood
Author:Adrienne Barbeau
Tagshollywood, vampires, horror

This is just a fun book, co-written by Hollywood scream queen actress Adrienne Barbeau and author Micheal Scott. It is a novel set in present-day Hollywood. The chapters alternate between narrative by Ovsanna Moore, actress, mogul, and 500 year old vampire, and Peter King, Beverly Hills policeman. A series of rather gruesome murders takes place of Hollywood celebrities, and Ovsanna knows what Peter doesn't - that all those killed were vampires created by her.

The story is good, and the writing ... authentic. At least, when reading Ovsanna's lines, I heard Barbeau's voice in my head speaking them. Some fun Hollywood history here... the vampyres of Hollywood mentioned in the title include Orson Wells, Peter Lorre, Mary Pickford and Douglas Fairbanks. The book gets gorier than I like, but it isn't surprising from someone who has made horror movies her career.

Other authors
Author – Scott, Michael
PublicationThomas Dunne Books (2008), Hardcover, 336 pages
Publication date2008
ISBN0312367228 / 9780312367220

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