Book Reviews of The Best of Dreams of Decadence: Vampire Stories and Poems to Keep You Up Till Dawn

The Best of Dreams of Decadence: Vampire Stories and Poems to Keep You Up Till Dawn
The Best of Dreams of Decadence Vampire Stories and Poems to Keep You Up Till Dawn
Author: Angela Kessler (Editor)
ISBN-13: 9780451459183
ISBN-10: 0451459180
Publication Date: 3/4/2003
Pages: 352
Rating:
  • Currently 3.3/5 Stars.
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3.3 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: Roc
Book Type: Mass Market Paperback
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I was surprised...I really liked this anthology. Most of the stories were well done, if presented by unfamiliar authors. There were many more stories than is usual for an anthology of this type...about 40, including perhaps 10 poems.

My favorite was "All things Being Not Quite Equal" by Diana Pharaoh Francis...about an ugly contrary girl hoping to become a vampire in order to get their "animal magnetism" for the opposite sex...but instead is now an ugly vamp with frizzy hair. And, its hard to eat when you can't seduce your prey. There are compensations though, as she can do partial shape changes, has freakish strength, even for a vampire, and can't "hear" the mind calls and controls of other vamps - including the extremely handsome de facto ruler of the vamps.
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I really liked some of these stories. Many different point of view. Interesting read
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Very good anthology.
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Edited by Angela Kessler, this is a selection of the best stories and poems from Dreams of Decadence, the magazine of decadent vampire fiction. Sexy, dark, sultry, edgy - everything you could wish for! Includes work by Tanith Lee, Warren Lapine, Lawrence Schimel, and others.