Two new books: Anne Rice & Dacre Stoker
This October looks chock-full of horror-related books and movies, what with Halloween and all. This month we have to highly-anticipated books coming out. First up ??? released yesterday ??? is Dracula the Un-Dead (official site, amazon.com), Dacre Stoker???s sequel to Dracula. The original Dracula is one of my favorite books, and it will be interesting to see how this new novel updates the tale. My understanding from early reviews is that Dacre softens the evil of Count Dracula ??? making him a tortured soul with more emotion and internal conflict than the original. Personally, I prefer my vampires bad, just out-and-out, black-and-white evil. But I look forward to reading this one.
Coming out in two weeks is Anne Rice???s Angel Time: The Songs of the Seraphim (official site, amazon.com), the first in a series of ???metaphysical thrillers??? focused on the exploits of assassin Toby O???Dare. In an interview Rice said, ???I believe firmly that Christian fiction can speak to everybody about a multitude of things.??? I can???t wait to see how this series turns out.