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  • Paperback: 38 pages
  • Publisher: Roc (Nov. 20 1990)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451450337
  • ISBN-13: 978-0451450333
  • Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 13.4 x 2.6 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 322 g
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (108 customer reviews)


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By Seikoguy on May 28 2014
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As "Armor", despite the author's note that the identically-named characters are in fact otherwise unrelated. Worth a read for completeness if nothing else. Probably not for the "Twilight" fan but if you liked "Armor" you'll like this.
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By Brian Sperduto on April 14 2001
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This is one hell of a book. It's a heroic story about good vs. evil, but the good guys are human, and don't want to be there. They're big manly heroes, but very human. That's what sets this book apart from many Vampire books. The heroes aren't unstoppable forces for truth and good, they're people doing what they do best, and doing what they must do. The Vampires are ungodly (pun not intended), and the methods needed to slay them, extreme. The methods needed to slay the Vampires are part of the fun of the book, which makes this a must buy for all fans of vampire hunting fiction. Plus it is riddled with absolutely hysterical humor, and an intense story. This book does it all, action, emotion, humor, story.
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The best thing about this book is the premise - a crew of hard drinking, hard working, professional vampire killers hire themselves out, like Pied Pipers, to towns troubled by some awfully nasty vampires. While this premise may not be the most original and demands some significant leaps in logic, it has the potential of being the basis of a good, no nonsense, blood and guts, good versus evil vampire story - in other words, a real fun read. There are several action scenes in the book that almost live up that that potential. Unfortunately, the rest of the book, which is most of it, is padding. The characters are two-dimensional and cliched and their motivations unexplained or unconvincing. None of the characters is fleshed out enough to cause the reader to care about them.
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I have now read many vampire novels including the renowned works by Bram Stoker, Anne Rice, and Richard Matheson to name a few. To bring my opinion out quite bluntly, I believe this novel was inches away from being a waste of the paper it was printed on. Let us take in mind the plot: drunk guys getting hired by local governments to destroy vampire infestations. I find it kind of humorous. The plot is supposed to be revolved around hunting vampires and a majority of the book is the nervous break down of one of two main characters or a drawn out story of the past told by a character that I would not even consider human. All in all, I simply believe this book lacked a concretion of plot. Nearly halfway in to the novel, the plot changes, but it is never really solved. A novel such as this requires a live/undead/corpse/whatever protagonist and antagonist. Vampire$ having not really contained either easily became 300 pages of mindless bantar and rambling through drunken stupors.
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This was one of the few books I've read that was so bad I didn't want to finish it. I did make it all the way through, but it was like a form of torture. The characters and plot were poorly developed and incoherent. Even the names of the characters began to grate on me after a while. (Especially the guy named Cherry Cat. What kind of name is that anyway?) The moronic plot revolves around a group of vampire hunters sanctioned by the Pope. This wouldn't be so bad, but only one member of the group is religious, and the main character cusses out the Pope in one scene and then breaks down and cries on his lap. Do yourself a favor and don't submit yourself to the punishment of reading this atrocity of writing.
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Excellent book, with a few hidden cross-overs to Steakley's previous book, "Armor" (anyone catch the "Antwar Saloon"?). I wouldn't waste time or money on the movie. I can't believe the producers even read the book on which it was loosely based. I've seen some online chat conversations with John Steakley and some of his fans, and look forward to anything he may write in the future.
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I just finished reading the Vampire$. I felt terribly cheated that John Carpenter's movie out shines the novel on which it was based. The novel is overly 'campy'. The writing is fast and poor, and leaves you to wonder how some of the characters get from one end of a room to the other. It is as if John Steakly just sat down and wrote this book in a day. Read it if you must, there are plenty of better vampire books out there.
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I read Armor and Vampires and would read anything else that John Steakley cares to write. As a reader of several vampire books and viewer of almost all of the vampire movies ever made(including foreign films), I can say that this book was a real edge of your seat page turner. With fresh ideas and tight writing,I did not want to put this book down. I have seen all of John Carpenter's movies as well. His version of Vampires is pretty good, but does not compare with this book. I recommend both the book and the movie.
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