|Submitted by darkul |
(Jul 15, 2008)
What a clever combination of a vampire story and Mark Twain, what a great storyline, interesting and deep characters, what a shame that this book is not filmed yet.
I read many vampire stories but this one captured me, i even read every single chapter twice.
Characters with dreams and all of them hunting to get those dreams fulfilled.
Showing critical aspects of slavery, racism, opression, exploitation, industrialization not at least the big part of a maybe impossible friendship and all set in a remarkably well described environment. If the characters are sweating the readers does it too. The images Martin produces are just real while reading, images that are unique and well remembered long after reading the book.
I read this book while waiting for his next Ice and Fire part, A Dance with Dragons, and I just can say .. wonderful piece of a vampiric cake covered with some delicious mosquitoes.