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Book Title: Desmodus|
The author of the book: Melanie Tem
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 8.70 MB
Date of issue: November 5th 1995
ISBN 13: 9780440215042
Read full description of the books Desmodus:Ugly, hairy, inbred, totally deranged vampires. Not the best read but a welcome change of pace. No romance. No gratuitous sex lasting four or more pages. Very few repetitive terms. And words I actually had to look up coupled with psychological disorders and time/space theories I had to read a little on before progressing in the story.
I purchased this book from the dollar rack outside of Strand bookstore last year, so it's safe to say that I had no expectations when I brought it to the cash register.
It took a lot longer to read than any novel of its length that I have previously encountered, partly because other titles came my way, and partly because the main character (Joel) meditations on his non-life depressed me. I was very hesitant to continue reading most days or only managed half a page. Now that I've finished reading it, I don't feel that sense of accomplishment that usually follows when I complete a title.
The metaphors and meditations on social norms, or maybe calling it a "forced matriarchy" works better, were so heavy handed that I couldn't even enjoy a shift in the power (if there even was one).
I think that sums up this novel perfectly, heavy-handed.
I will give one very large token of credit to Melanie Tem: her vampires are vampires. No seductive beauty to anyone other than themselves and one mentally damaged human). In fact, if I imagined the descriptions accurately, they are even uglier than Nosferatu. This came as a welcome relief after so many titles involving beautiful star-crossed blood suckers who refuse to drink blood.
Read information about the authorMelanie Kubachko was born and raised in rural northwestern Pennsylvania. She received a degree at Allegheny College and went on to earn a master's degree in social work from the University of Denver. Apart from a varied career in social work she has published short fiction in numerous publications, including Isaac Asimov's Science Fiction Magazine, Skin of the Soul, and Final Shadows. Her work has also been included in such anthologies as Women of Darkness and Women of the West.
Married to Steve Rasnic Tem.
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