Top positive review
Sexy, Gothic, Enthralling
on October 25, 2001
Lost Souls is one of the best mordern vampire book I have read. The story is original, different and one-of-kind. Brite created a new breed of vampires, creatures that can walk in the sun, creatures without real fangs, creatures who are exquisitely beautiful and strange all at once. These aren't the lyrical vampires one would find in an Anne Rice book; these are tormented souls who often act out of pure hatred and lust.
Brite has constructed a horror novel that is at once sexy, scary, graphic and disturbing. There are many great memorable moments in this novel, such as when one of the book's main character - a young boy named Nohting who has just learned that he is in fact a vampire - kills a friend of his because he is thirsting blood. And the book's finale is all at once engaging, thrilling and very sad.
Brite has also created two very amazing characters; Ghost is a young man who can read thoughts and who has mystical powers. And Nothing, the young boy with a tortured soul who longs for something better, who longs to be loved, is highly remarkable.
This gothic horror novel is sexy and scary, beautiful and ugly. It blends horror, mysticism, magic and lust in a very balanced way. You will find yourself unable to put the book down, and unwilling to let the characters go once you are done reading.