Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Top 10 vampires in fiction and popular culture

Will Hill is a former publishing professional who lives in London. His books include Department Nineteen and The Rising.

For the Guardian, he named his top ten vampires in fiction and popular culture.

One bloodsucker on the list:
Claudia (Interview With The Vampire by Anne Rice)

Living forever is one thing. Living forever in the body of a six-year-old is quite another. And that's the future that faces Claudia, a young girl orphaned by the plague in 18th century New Orleans and taken in and transformed by Lestat and Louis, an ancient vampire and his recently-turned companion. Together they form the vampire "family" that lies at the heart of Anne Rice's gothic classic. But her desperate desire for independence and control over herself, even as she remains tragically, eternally young, gradually threatens to tear the family apart.
Read about another literary vampire on the list.

Interview With The Vampire is one of Lynda Resnick's six best books.

Also see: Kevin Jackson's top 10 vampire novels and Lisa Tuttle's critic's chart of top vampire books.

--Marshal Zeringue