Best vampire novels?

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  1. Rob B

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    Also, for a shorter and more modern look at short vampire fiction, I'd recommend By Blood We Live by John Joseph Adams. Here's the TOC:

    • Snow, Glass, Apples — Neil Gaiman
    • The Master of Rampling Gate — Anne Rice
    • Under St. Peter’s — Harry Turtledove
    • Child of an Ancient City — Tad Williams
    • Lifeblood — Michael A. Burstein
    • Endless Night — Barbara Roden
    • Infestation — Garth Nix
    • Life is the Teacher — Carrie Vaughn
    • The Vechi Barbat — Nancy Kilpatrick
    • The Beautiful, The Damned — Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Pinecones — David Wellington
    • Do Not Hasten to Bid Me Adieu — Norman Partridge
    • Foxtrot at High Noon — Sergei Lukyanenko
    • This is Now — Michael Marshall Smith
    • Blood Gothic — Nancy Holder
    • Mama Gone — Jane Yolen
    • Abraham’s Boys — Joe Hill
    • Nunc Dimittis — Tanith Lee
    • Hunger — Gabriela Lee
    • Ode to Edvard Munch — Caitlín R. Kiernan
    • Finders Keepers — L. A. Banks
    • After the Stone Age — Brian Stableford
    • Much at Stake — Kevin J. Anderson
    • House of the Rising Sun — Elizabeth Bear
    • A Standup Dame — Lilith Saintcrow
    • Twilight — Kelley Armstrong
    • In Darkness, Angels — Eric Van Lustbader
    • Sunrise on Running Water — Barbara Hambly
    • Hit — Bruce McAllister
    • Undead Again — Ken MacLeod
    • Peking Man — Robert J. Sawyer
    • Necros — Brian Lumley
    • Exsanguinations — Catherynne M. Valente
    • Lucy in Her Splendor — Charles Coleman Finlay
    • The Wide, Carnivorous Sky — John Langan
    • One for the Road — Stephen King
     
  2. Randy M.

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    Ah! Another interesting line-up.

    Thanks, Rob.


    Randy M.
     
  3. Rob B

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    I really, really enjoyed Nix's story, though I'd read it in The Starry Rift earlier in the year. I'd love to see the story taken to novel-length form or even developed into a series.
     
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    "Noble Dead" by Barb & J C Hendee certainly deserves to be mentioned. It is a really well written series, set in a medievial world, about a team of vampire hunters. They start out as travelling fraudsters touring backward villages posing as vampire hunters, but they soon discover that vampires really exist and that only they have the skills and inborn abilities to defeat them.
     
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    Brian Lumley's Necroscope series is a must read
    Quite an interesting take on the vampire world

    the Jaz Parks series from Jennifer Rardin are also fun to read (guilty pleasure)
     
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    Top 50 Vampire books series doc

    hy. i made my own top 50 vampire books based on a search on forums, i put all the vampire books series that most of the people recomandet. if you whant it you can download it at or contact me by email dutu.cornelia@gmail.com and i will send it . http://rapidshare.com/files/357551631/top_50_vampire_books_series.pdf
    i hope you like it . i'm trying to read all the series from this article so i can tell you what was my favorite , unitl now i've done half..
     
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    jennifer rardin.
    stephanie meyer
    anne rice
    kim harrison
    charlaine harris
    the historian-about dracula/ ish am still reading it
    lyndsay sands- love bites
    the books by kelley arsmtrong- industrial magic holds some vampires stuff
    i honestly cant get any more out of my brain
     
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    I really liked Salem's Lot a great deal! It was my first Stephen King book and I recommend it to anyone who likes vampire stuff.

    Others I really liked:
    Fevre Dream by GRRM - I read this a LONG time ago and need to re-read it to see if it was as good as I thought 100 years ago when I read it.

    Interview with a Vampire
    The Vampire Lestat - I am not a huge fan of the other Anne Rice things but I did like these quite a bit.

    Brian Lumley's Necroscope Series - Can't even remember how many of those things I read! I don't remember thinking they were great by any means, but I did keep reading the next one and the next one for some reason I can't remember.
     
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    I read the vampire academy books by richelle mead
     
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    the only good vampire novels are dead vampire novels.:rolleyes: