This is a very thick book, all stories of vampires. The stories are all written by the best of the best on vampires. There are 36 different stories, none the same, with just different wording. I think i am getting into this vampire stuff after this book. I most enjoyed that there were different "tastes" of stories as i could find a place to stop for a break and didn't get bored with just one story 628 pages long. I liked this book alot. If you are into Vampire stories, there will be something for you in this book.
Like most anthologies, this book has some good stories and some bad stories. The good stories in this book are the novellas. Stories like Chastel by Manly Wade Wellman, Midnight Mass by F Paul Wilson and Yellow Fog by Les Daniels really make this book worthwhile.
This book contains short stories written about vampires. The original publication date was 1992. Stephen Jones serves as the editor.
Excellent compilation of vampire stories.
Excellent assortment of really interesting tales!!!
Great collection of stories by a variety of authors; Clive Barker, Robert Bloch, Kim Newman, Bram Stoker, to name a few. I liked "Midnight Mass," best, the story of a priest, a Jew, and vampires, as it brought up some interesting theology questions. I have wondered since I was a kid how Jewish people protect themselves from vampires. What a great story. The best stories, IMHO, were the novellas at the end, "Midnight Mass," "Yellow Fog," and, "Red Reign." There are shorter stories that are great, but the novellas made the book for me. There were only two stories that didn't interest me and I skipped. That's not bad for such a large book, and believe me, it lives up to its name, it is big!