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THE LAST VAMPIRE. Hardcover – Jan 1 2001


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  • Hardcover
  • Publisher: Atria Books (2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743417208
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743417204
  • Product Dimensions: 24.3 x 16.2 x 2.8 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 653 g
  • Average Customer Review: 3.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (33 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,792,575 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)


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By A Customer on Oct. 22 2003
Format: Hardcover
Miriam is an enduring character. I was delighted to read this sequel to "The Hunger." Apart from the fact that the film version of "The Hunger" did not at all do the book justice, the performances of Catherine Deneuve (Miriam), Susan Sarandon (Sarah), and David Bowie (John) made the film, and even after all of these years, the book, a tremendous cult success.
I'm reading "The Last Vampire," and loving every page. Strieber's creative ideas of human herds and his own spin on vampire history and behavior are compelling and throught provoking. I can't help but notice that the character Miriam in "The Last Vampire" appears to be precisely and deliciously written for Deneuve. I'm chalking this up to character visualization, since so many people liken Miriam to Deneuve. This gets me to thinking that there might be a film in the works, or at least the beginnings thereof. A little net searching turns up the fact that the movie rights have been sold. But, and here's the kicker, Deneuve and Sarandon, who made "The Hunger" movie adaptation a MAJOR success, aren't being considered for the movie adaptation of "The Last Vampire"? Miriam Blaylock is over 3000 years old, but Catherine Deneuve, born in 1943, is too old to play her? Miriam's youth is supposed to be timeless. In case Hollywood hasn't noticed, Deneuve is timeless. What is the problem with Hollywood and older actresses? I can't imagine why the film industry would fail to consider the cult fan base for this project.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Last Vampire begins twenty or so years after the ending of Strieber's cult novel The Hunger (to which TLV is a continuation of) with Miriam Blaylock seeking a mate so she may not lose her last chance to have a child. Instead of finding a mate, she finds a nightmare. Humans, which are considered by all vampires but her to be nothing but mindless cattle upon which to feed, have become aware of their blood drinking Keepers and are now waging a fierce war to kill them off. It seems that, in Asia at least, the humans have been successful. Miriam flees, stopping only long enough to feed, but makes a terrible mistake. A terrible mistake that allows CIA Agent and Vampire Hunter Paul Ward to pick up her trail and the chase is on. Quite a merry chase it turns out to be, from Bangkok to Paris to New York. Strieber reinvents his horror novel to an epic supporting universe and manages to bring back Sarah Roberts, the guilt ridden victim of Miriam's seduction in The Hunger, as well. Most of the novel is an enlongated chase sequence, Strieber showing a welcome dexterity in both characterization and world building while his characters either flee or pursue. There is no shortage of bloodletting and even some nice tongue-in-cheek references to some of Strieber's other works, not to mention a nice twist on the sometimes insane level of Political Correctness in the world. The only downside that readers should be forewarned about is that The Last Vampire does appear to be a chapter in a much larger body of work and it will leave most with a hunger for more. Recommended.
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Format: Mass Market Paperback
The Last Vampire is an admirable sequel to The Hunger, published seven years earlier. The story follows Miriam Blaylock from Tailand to Paris and back to New York where she had intended to visit the once a century Conclaves where the Keepers convene. Mariam is considered quite a rebel in the eyes of other Keepers since she lives her life in the mainstream, flaunts money, technology, and is up to date with all of the latest marvels of modern time. During her visits, something goes seriously wrong and the old Keepers are being killed, removed from the face of the earth. Miriam, now also on the run for her life, return to the sanctity and protection of her New York home, and nightclub.
The book retains the style of it's predecessor, The Hunger, of seven years ago. The same colorful writing style, amusing descriptions, and suspense is consistent in both books. Surprising turn of events and an intriguing storyline continue to develop throughout. I read them back to back and could barely tell that there was such a span between the two books.
Based on the apparent outcome of the book, I would have liked to have more of a history of the Keepers and how they originated and developed throughout time. Perhaps Mr. Strieber will provide additional books at some later time. If you liked The Hunger, then you should read this sequel.
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Format: Hardcover
Am I the only one who noticed that the author seemed to have changed his mind about the storyline of the "Hunger" by the time he wrote "The Last Vampire". The author keeps the same characters, but only the characters and completely changes the storyline.
I read them back to back and it drove me nuts! I usually don't write reviews, but this author ticked me of so bad that I just had to!!
If you are writing a series stick to your story, or else make each book free standing!
By the way as for the latest book Lilith, wasen't she supposed to be Miriams mother, or has the storyline been changed yet again!
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Format: Hardcover
This book struck a horror into me that none of Anne Rice's novels ever did--they exposed the god-like role vampires played in human life. Strieber's vampires see human beings the way we see chickens and cows and they see copulation with a human as disgusting as we see bestiality. What's even more horrifying is that the reader is led to sympathize with the evil Miriam Blaylock, whether he/she wants to or not.
The downfall of this book is that the author often moved too quickly in his descriptions. There wasn't enough information about the vampire's pasts so it leaves the reader quite hungry for backstory. Besides that, I'd give recommend it to a friend because it's not boring and it's extremely creative.
-LV
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