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Motherless Child (2014)

by Glen Hirshberg(Favorite Author)
3.63 of 5 Votes: 4
0765337452 (ISBN13: 9780765337450)
Tor Books
review 1: The ending for this novel was so jaw droppingly amazing, shocking and horrifying that I immediately read the entire book a second time. I only read this book because in a lousy review for some other vampire novel the critic said that the only recent original vampire tales were Let The Right One In and this novel Motherless Child. So with this book being mentioned in the same breath at LTROI I HAD to check this out and it was well worth it. Now I have to read everything that this man has written. In Hollywood speak this book is kind of like Thelma & Louise meets Near Dark, but in this book Thelma & Louise are two 24-year-old single moms who have hit the road because they have just been turned into vampires and are afraid that if they stay at home they will eat their own ba... morebies.
review 2: I feel the need to explain why this is the only Hirshberg book that won't get 5 stars from me. See, I'm not much for vampire novels. Not in the "oh man, vampire novels are so lame... Twilight sucks... blah blah blah" kind of way. More like in the "I'm not good with blood" kind of way, and this book made me physically ill. Seriously: Bloody scenes + coming down with a severe illness = me throwing up. I guess that's a testament to what a great writer he is. Hirshberg's descriptions of vampires being vampires were just... TOO good. ;) BUT! As much as I dislike reading about vampires, I loved loved loved reading about these vampires. I was so torn! less
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Good vampire novel with non-sparkly vampires... Real, violent and thirsty...
Published May 13th 2014 by Tor Books (first published January 1st 2012)
I liked this book. However the ending left me disappointed.
An innovative basis for a vampire tale!
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