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Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Book Review: “A Light To Starve By” by Axel Taiari, 2010, Kindle Edition.



Originally published as part of Living Dead Press’ ‘Eternal Night: A Vampire Anthology” this, now stand-alone tale, written from the point of view of a vampire far into the days of the vampire apocalypse has caused a bit of a sensation.

Lurking amidst the buzz as I usually do, trolling for something different, I had wondered why. Well, after reading this work I am grateful to those who piqued my curiosity.

Written as a deeply personal string of vignettes, tied into a history and self-examination, “A Light To Starve By” is powerful, poignant, creative and eloquent.

Many of the books we review here get their juice from all out adrenalin action; these read like an ADHD child on speed going down a hill in a brakeless go cart. The action in those stories fuel the plot. But this work contains meaningful action, more self-contained and logical, economical and plot driven action doled out in dollops that elevate this work above the many. The plot scheme and the writing itself sell the story with the action is the icing on the cake.

I don’t want to give away much. I want you to read it. This is a sad story. This is an intelligent story. This is a story not to be missed.

Buy this book for your Kindle and I promise you will not be starved by its light.

Buy it here.

1 comment:

JosephPatchen said...

Thank you Sydney I did use the wrong word, but it is fixed now.

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