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Title: Fevre Dream
Author: George Martin
Rating: 3.5 of 5 Stars
A riverboat Captain who is down on his luck, takes on a partner who builds him the finest riverboat on the Mississippi.
All this partner asks is to not be disturbed during the day and to be able to come and go, no matter the boat’s schedule.
Of course, this turns out to be a battle between vampires and things never go well with that. This ends as you’d expect of a modern vampire novel ie, melancholic, sad and yet satisfying.
This was great writing. Some authors have it, that flair, some don’t and Martin is one of those that do. You can’t get around that.
This was moving slow up til about the 50% mark and I was enjoying it. It was just like riding on one of those riverboats. And then the badguy vampire leader shows up, cuts off a baby’s hand and things went to hell.
I couldn’t stand the idealist vampire, with his stupid naivety and I couldn’t stand the vampire badguy, as he was beyond being a psychopathic monster. Thankfully the riverboat captain was a great narrator. But by the end of the book, he is a tired old man who is obsessed.
This started bright and vigorous and ended in the dark and tired. As good as this was, it just wasn’t for me. I suspect that Martin as a whole just isn’t for me. I did enjoy a different take on vampires however.
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I really enjoyed this one. Damon Julian’s descent really worked for me,
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