Books and Literature



Recommended but not reviewed or featured books are here.
This section contains separate index lists for

Graphic Novels
Novels and anthologies
reference materials
bonus reviews connected to a movie review
classic literature, and
interesting Shorts

Please scroll down for the various sections.



Graphic novel reviews


30 days of night
30 Days of Night: 30 Days 'til Death
30 Days of Night: Beyond Barrow
30 Days of Night: Bloodsucker Tales
30 Days of Night: Eben & Stella
30 Days of Night: Red Snow
30 Days of Night: Return to Barrow
30 Days of Night: Spreading the Disease
30 Days of Night: Three Tales
American Vampire Vol.1
American Vampire Vol. 2 (Guest Blog)
Baltimore: The Plague Ships
Batman and the Mad Monk
Batman Nosferatu
Batman Vampire
Blood: a Tale
Bram Stoker's Death Ship
The Complete Bite Club
Confessions of a Teenage Vampire: The Turning
CVO
CVO: African Blood
CVO: Rogue State
Damn Nation
Dampyr: Devil's Son
Dampyr Vol. 2: Night Tribe
Dark Days
Dead Romeo
the Death of Dracula
Devlin Waugh: Swimming in Blood
Dracula: A Symphony in Moonlight & Nightmares 
Dracula – classics illustrated edition
Durham Red: The Scarlet Cantos
Dusk
Epilogue
Fevre Dream
FVZA: Federal Vampire and Zombie Agency
Grimm Fairy Tales: Unleashed: Volume 1
I... Vampire
I, Vampire - volume 1 - tainted love
I, Vampire - volume 2 - Rise of the Vampires
I, Vampire - volume 3 - Wave of Mutilation
Loaded Bible Book 1
Lost Boys - Reign of Frogs
the Night Projectionist
Nosferatu: Plague of Terrors
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer
Pinocchio Vampire Slayer and the Great Puppet Theatre 
Renfield: A Tale of Madness
Sea of Red Vol. 1: No Grave but the Sea
Stoker's Dracula
The Strain - volume 1
Sword of Dracula
Tabi Po - volume 1
Tabi Po - volume 2
The Tomb of Dracula - vol 1
The Tomb of Dracula - vol 2
The Tomb of Dracula - vol 3
Vampire Boy
Vampires
Vampire Tales Vol 1
Vampire Tales Vol 2
Vampire Tales Vol 3
Verdilak
Victorian Undead II: Sherlock Holmes vs Dracula

Novels, poetry and short stories

13 Bullets
23 Hours
30 Days of Night (Novelisation)
30 Days of Night: Eternal Damnation
30 Days of Night: Immortal Remains
30 Days of Night: Rumours of the Undead
32 fangs
99 Coffins
Acceptance
Addicted to Murder: The Sequels
A Discovery of Witches
A Fistful of Charms
Alone
A Love like Blood
Ancient Blood: A Novel of the Hegemony (the Order Saga) (Volume 1)
Ancient Blood: The Amazon (The Chronicles of Vamazonia)
and Falling, fly
Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard
The Awakening
Already Dead
the Bad Sister
Baltimore, or, The Steadfast Tin Soldier and the Vampire
Being Human: Bad Blood
Being Human: Chasers
Being Human: The Road
Belle Notte
the Blackest Plague: Revenge Cometh
Blindsight
Blood+ 01 - First Kiss
Blood Feud: The Saga of Pandora Zwieback, Book 1
Blood for the Living (Guest Blog)
Bloodgod
Blood Groove
Blood Noir
Blood of my World (vol 1-3)
the Blood of Roses
The Blood Opera Sequence
Blood Red
Bloodsucking Fiends
Bloodthirst
Bloody Irish: Celtic Vampire Legends
Blue Bloods
The Book of Renfield
The Book with No Name
Bottomfeeder
Breaking Dawn
Burying the Shadow
Changeling - Dark Moon
Child of a Dead God
the Clockwork Vampire Chronicles
Code Blood
The Coldest Girl in Coldtown
Dance on Fire
Danse Macabre
Dark Desire
Dead as a Doornail
Dead Spots
Demon Under Glass
Descendant
The Devil's Bed
The Devouring: Kavachi's Rise
Diary of a Wimpy Vampire
Diary of a Wimpy Vampire 2: Prince of Dorkness
Doctors Wear Scarlet
Doctor Who and the State of Decay
Dominion
(Luis Scafati’s) Dracula
Dracula Chronicles: Bound by Blood Volume 2
The Dracula Papers – Book 1: The Scholar’s Tale
Dracula Rekindled
Dracula's Demeter
The Dracula Tape
Dracula: The Un-Dead
Dunraven Road
Dying Light
Eclipse
Eldren: The Book of the Dark
Emilie Avatar
Emilie Undead
Erebus
Eternal Vigilance: From Deep Within the Earth
Eternal Vigilance 2: The Death of Illusions
Eternal Vigilance 3: Bound in Blood
Eventide: Lost in Darkness
Evernight
Every Last Drop
The Eye of the Moon
The Fall
Fang Face
Fat Vampire
Fear the Light: Who Murdered Dracula? 
Fiends of the Eastern Front
For a Few Demons More
Forever Knight: a Stirring of Dust
The Fourth Bride
Gabriele Caccini
The Gilda Stories
The Golden
Gossamer - a Tale of Love and Tragedy
The Greyfriar (Vampire Empire book 1)
Half the Blood of Brooklyn
The Harlequin
Harry Dickson: The Heir of Dracula
Hide me Amongst the Graves
High Stakes
Hotel Transylvania 
House of Shadows
The House on Blackstone Moor
The Hunger and Ecstacy of Vampires
iDrakula
infinite days
Inseminoid
In the Blood
I, Vampire
Kardinal
Key to Conflict
The Kingmakers (Vampire Empire book 3)
Kiss of the Butterfly
Kissed by Darkness
Kissed by Fire
Kiss of Life
Knights of the Darkness
Krimson
Kronos
The Last Days
The Last Watch
The Last Wish
Let the Right One In
The Little Book of Horror: Dracula
Live Girls
London After Midnight
Lord Ruthven Begins
Lord Ruthven the Vampire
The Lost
Love in Ruins
Manitou Blood
Many Bloody Returns
Mina: the Dracula story continues
The Monster Club
Moon Over Soho
The Moth Diaries
Mr Darcy, Vampyre
My Dead Body
the New Annotated Dracula
the New Doctor Who Adventures: Blood Harvest
Night Life
The Night Watch
Never Bite a Boy on a First Date
New Moon
the Night Eternal
Nightwolves Coalition
No Dominion
NOS-4R2
Nosferatu - the Vampyre
The Nymphos of Rocky Flats
One Blood
Once Bitten, Twice Shy
Parasite Positive
Paris Immortal
The Passage
Past Sins
Predatoress
The Pumpkin Seed
Queen of Kings
the Radleys
Rebel Fay
Redemption
Release
the Rest Falls Away
the Return of Lord Ruthven
The Revenants
Rhinehoth
the Rift Walker (Vampire Empire - Book 2)
Roses of Blood on Barbwire Vines
Rulers of Darkness
Samson's Lovely Mortal
Scent and Shadow
The Silver Kiss
Skarlet
Skinners Book 1: Blood Blade
Skinners Book 2: Howling Legion
Skin Trade
Skulduggery Pleasant: Playing With Fire
Some of your Blood
Soulless
The Space Vampires
Stalk Kill Travel Stalk Kill
Stixx
Stolen Night
The Strain
The Stress of her Regard
Sudden Death Overtime
Swan Song
These Hellish Happenings
They Hunger
the Third Section
Thirteen Years Later
Trail of Dead
Traitor to the Blood
Twelve
The Twelve
Twilight
The Twilight Watch
Twins of Evil
The Un-Dead
The Undead (Betsy Taylor series) Vol 1-4
Undead and Unpopular
Unholy Testament - Full Circle
Unholy Testament - the Beginnings
Vampirates: Demons of the ocean
Vampirates: Tide of Terror
The Vampire Bible
Vampire Circus
Vampire Guitar
the Vampire Hunters
the Vampire Lord Ruthwen
The Vampire of Highgate
the Vampire of Ropraz
Vampires – Encounters with the Undead
Vampires Inc.
The Vampires of Mars
Vampires: Romance to Rippers; an Anthology of Risqué Stories Vol. 1
Vampires: Romance to Rippers; an anthology of tasty stories Vol. 1
Vampires – Stories of the Supernatural
Vampire Stories
Vampire Wars
Vampire Zero
Vampyre: The Terrifying Lost Journal of Dr Cornelius Van Helsing
Vampyrnomicon
Vintage Vampire Stories
V-Wars
The Watchers Omnibus
Weird Vampire Tales
Where Demons Dare
Whitechapel Road: A Vampyre Tale (Guest Blog)
X-Rated Bloodsuckers
Zoltan... Hound of Dracula



Reference Material


The Anatomy of Fear
The Aswang Complex in Philippine Folklore 
Bite: A Vampire Handbook
Blood Read
Book of the Vampire
Bram Stoker's Dracula
Celluloid Vampires
The Changing Vampire of Film and Television
Draculas, Vampires and Other Undead Forms
Food for the Dead: On the Trail of New England’s Vampires
From Demons to Dracula
In the Footsteps of Dracula: A Personal Journey and Travel Guide
Just a Bite: A Transylvania Vampire Expert's Short History of the Undead 
Legends of Blood
the Lure of the Vampire
New Vampire Cinema
Reading the Vampire
Realm of the Vampire: History and the Undead 
The Romance of Dracula
The Science of Vampires
Space Monsters Issue 2
Stage Blood: Vampires of the 19th Century Stage
Sundays with Vlad
Telegraph for Garlic
Troublesome Corpses: Vampires & Revenants from Antiquity to the Present 
The Vampire: A Casebook
The Vampire Book
The Vampire Defanged: How the Embodiment of Evil Became a Romantic Hero 
The Vampire Encyclopedia
Vampire Films
Vampire Forensics
The Vampire in Slavic Cultures
The Vampire Lectures
Vampire Lore
Vampires and Vampirism
Vampires: from Dracula to Twilight – the Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology
Vampires of New England
Vampire Taxonomy


Bonus Reviews

Occasionally I may add a bonus review of an associated book to the end of a film review. The reason may be that the book doesn’t warrant a full review of its own, because most has been said in the film review, or because it just seems to work that way. The following links are to film reviews, with bonus book reviews at the end of the blog entry.


Dracula, novelisation of the 1992 film
The Second Hammer Horror Film Omnibus



Classic Literature

These are not actually reviews but are my thoughts on some of the greatest and most important vampire books written, as well as those lesser known but historically important pieces.


The Blood Drinking Corpse (1679)
The Vampyre (1819)
The Black Vampyre: A Legend of Saint Domingo (1819)
Wake Not the Dead (1823)
The Virgin Vampire (1824)
Pepopukin in Corsica (1826)
Viy (1835)
la Morte Amoureuse (1836)
Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter (1839)
the Family of the Vourdalak (1843)
The Count of Monte Cristo (1844)
Varney the Vampire (1845-1847)
Wuthering Heights (1847)
The Pale Lady (1849)
The Immortal Woman (1852)
The Vampire and the Devil's Son (1852)
The Vampires of London (1852)
the Vampire Countess (1856)
Knightshade (1860 - serialisation)
The Vampire of the Val-de-Grace (1862)
Phantoms (1863)
the Vampire; or, Pedro Pacheco and the Bruxa  (1863) 
The Vampire Cat of Nabéshima (1871)
Carmilla (1872)
Vampire City (1875)
Captain Vampire (1879)
Olalla (1887)
Castle of the Carpathians (1893)
Blood of the Vampire (1897)
Dracula (1897)
the Tomb of Sarah(1900)
Count Magnus (1904)
The House of the Vampire (1907)
Lady of the Shroud (1909)
I am Legend (1954)

Interesting Shorts

These are not actually reviews but are my thoughts on some of the more genre interesting short stories.


A shave and a Haircut, Two Bites
The Black Vampyre: A Legend of Saint Domingo
The Blood Drinking Corpse
Count Magnus
the Family of the Vourdalak
The Girl With Hungry Eyes
The Making of Marea
la Morte Amoureuse
No such thing as a Vampire
Olalla
Pepopukin in Corsica
Phantoms
The Shunned House
The Skeleton Count, or, the Vampire Mistress
Strange Event in the Life of Schalken the Painter
the Tomb of Sarah
The Vampire (Jan Naruda)
The Vampire Cat of Nabéshima
the Vampire; or, Pedro Pacheco and the Bruxa 
Viy
Wake Not the Dead
The Young Vampire