“When bookshops are heaving with Twilight knock-offs it’s a travesty that this superb novel is out of print in the UK and had to be sourced, secondhand, from overseas.”
Anno Dracula ~ The Best Vampire Novel In Three Decades?
June 5, 2012 by Lily Wight
At least that is what I said when I last reviewed Kim Newman’s superlative Anno Dracula, the first book in a truly diverse, enlightening and remarkable series which is finally receiving a well deserved new edition and relaunch.
Part Dracula sequel, part alternative history, Anno Dracula is a tour-de-force of literary and historical research enlivened by Newman’s light touch.
Fans of The Age of Empire will enjoy recognising and sourcing the characters and events which are effortlessly woven into an investigation of The Ripper murders.
At times Newman seems so in love with his genius concept that plot complexity takes a back seat. It is a small complaint. You will fall in love with it too.