Friday, October 31, 2014

Ten top vampire books

Lauren Owen studied English Literature at St. Hilda's College, Oxford, before completing an MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, where she received the 2009 Curtis Brown prize for the best fiction dissertation. The Quick is her first novel.

One of her top ten vampire books, as shared at the Guardian:
The Moth Diaries by Rachel Klein (2002)

Set at an exclusive girls’ boarding school, this novel is reminiscent of Henry James’s The Turn of the Screw. Part of the suspense comes from being trapped in the mind of the narrator, whose reliability is highly suspect. A cool, unsettling read, The Moth Diaries combines an original treatment of the vampire myth with classic features of the genre – adolescence and developing sexuality, loneliness, and private writing.
Read about the other entries on the list.

Also see the ten best vampire novels ever, the top ten vampires in fiction and popular culture, ten vampire stories more romantic than "Twilight", Kevin Jackson's top 10 vampire novels, and Lisa Tuttle's critic's chart of top vampire books.

--Marshal Zeringue