Sunday, June 2, 2019

Review of "Greenberg The Vampire," by J. M. DeMatteis et. al.

Review of

Greenberg The Vampire, by J. M. DeMatteis et. al. ISBN 0871350904

Five out of five stars

 This book is a different and enjoyable instance of the vampire plotline. The main character Greenberg is a unique combination of traits; he is a vampire and a successful writer. However, his writing skills seem to have deserted him, all that he puts down on paper now is trash. His writer’s block is so intense that he sometimes reacts violently to any mention of what he is working on.

 There are several threads to the plot, including Greenberg’s old Jewish parents and the vampire code, which is to not feed off of humans. Greenberg was converted by accident when the vampire woman he was with was in the throes of sexual passion. There are other evil spirits that make an occasional appearance and must be dealt with.

 With a contract in hand for a movie script, Greenberg exhibits more of an artistic temperament than that of an aged member of the vampire clan. The last two pages contain a letter by Greenberg to his mother where he thanks her for all she did. A love letter from a vampire son to his non-vampire mother, what an ending. His is a lifestyle that only a mother could love.

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