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The Making of a Monster (Abyss)
The Making of a Monster - Abyss
Author: Gail Kane Petersen
ISBN-13: 9780440213895
ISBN-10: 0440213894
Publication Date: 5/1/1993
Pages: 371
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Publisher: Dell
Book Type: Paperback
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Vampires and rock-n-roll...a great read!
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A dynamic plot and interesting characters make up this vampire thriller by Gail Peterson. Kate is a married woman in her 20's who finds herself lost when her husband Ben decides they should move to California for better job opportunities. Ben does get a good job but Kate finds herself roaming around L.A. wondering what her goals should be. She joins an acting class where she becomes obsessed with Justin who just happens to be a vampire. Justin senses her loneliness and sadness and makes Kate a vampire, thinking this is what she'd want. When Kate "wakes up" she is furious that Justin made her a vampire. He offers to help her adjust to her new state but Kate's fury banishes Justin from her life for several years. Much of the first half of the book is Kate learning the ins and outs of vampire life. At first Kate is disgusted at the thought of drinking blood from a human but as time goes on she enjoys this act more and more. She also starts feeling less and less guilty. Thus the title of the book - over a period of time Kate loses some of her human feelings and is able to kill without remorse. She is a very interesting character who comes from a middle class home, pretty much protected from the ugliness of life and ends up in wild and dangerous situations. The second half of the book is Kate as a bass player in an up and coming rock band and the adventures she encounters as a band member. She has become a powerful woman in other ways besides her vampire powers. This is a story about the empowerment of a previously rather weak, dependent person who grows towards becoming an independent and powerful person. In order to do so, she has to leave her past behind. Too bad she has to become a "monster" but this can be seen as Kate no longer repressing her dark side. I couldn't put this book down. Top rate thriller filled with a humanity coming from all the characters that's expressed in many multi-faceted expressions.