The Curmudgeon


Friday, February 05, 2010

Witticistic Graphicality, Quirk-Oriented Tenebrosity

The Independent is plugging a new series about vampires and teenagers, which apparently occupies a middle ground between the graphic and witty and the dark and quirky. Since the economy has started growing again, albeit by only one-tenth of one per cent, this seems an appropriate point at which to remind you that there is at least one vampire opus which is not set in small-town America, does not feature teenagers, and does not seek to occupy a middle ground between anything and anything. It is reasonably priced, has a pleasingly unpretentious cover design and, since copies are printed on demand, is still rare enough to be a good potential investment for your dotage.


  • At 7:22 am , Blogger phil said...

    You seem sadly underappreciated, possibly because the interior is only in black and white (although these seem admirable colours for vampires.

    WV=ulusingi: a characteristic of melodic African chants.

  • At 12:40 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    I seem to have made a slight misjudgement in assuming that a lack of teenagers, American small towns and sequels is a Unique Selling Point. It is, of course, but only in the sense that unwillingness to annoy people is a Unique Selling Point in telesales.

  • At 4:22 am , Blogger phil said...

    Is there an Underlying Theme of Redemption?

  • At 1:25 pm , Blogger Philip said...

    If there is, it's lying under six feet of soil with a stake through its heart.


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