Friday, March 11, 2011

Vampires and Sex at Novel Spaces

I'm posting over at Novel Spaces today on "Vampires and Sex." I hope you'll check it out.
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13 comments:

Deka Black said...

Very good topic. To me, the first were, luckily, the originators. First carmilla and then the Carpatian leech. i mean, Dracula.

And yes, there is place. to really nasty vampires. Do you know the Necroscope series?

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka, I've heard good things about Necroscope and I have one around here but I've never read them. I'm not particularly found of Lumley's style, and I think he could tighten up some of his works.

X. Dell said...

Well, I can get excited about one of those two subjects.

pattinase (abbott) said...

Those are the two magic words right now.

Charles Gramlich said...

X-dell. and you're going to make me guess? :)

Patti, I hope so!

Deka Black said...

yeah, i understand you. I never go past the first book. But is a very good one.

Ron Scheer said...

Dracula's sexuality always seemed pretty obvious to me. He operates by night and likes to feed on victims in their sleep. He seems indifferent to the gender of his victims, too, which opens the door even wider to the forbidden.

Stoker is also feeding on readers' fears about sex. This took on an added urgency with the introduction of AIDS, where sex and blood-borne viral infection met to make a real deadly combination. Wasn't that about the time Anne Rice appeared on the scene?

All of this, for this gentle reader, accounts for both the fascination and fear that the vampire triggers. Hope your new book is a welcome transfusion for every thirsty blood type.

Erik Donald France said...

I'm moving on over -- on the cusp of Spring Break thank God~~

Charles Gramlich said...

Deka, I'm gonna have to read it.

Ron, It wasn't long after Anne Rice's book came out, in 1976, I think, that we began to experience the AIDS scare. I'm suer that heightened some of the emotions involved.

Erik, sadly, my spring break is really over. I'm close to weeping.

Christina said...

I'm probably a little late if there is a discussion going on, but I'll check it out. The subject matter sounds interesting.

I was a lot more interested in vampires years ago.

Deka Black said...

Do it. But i warn you. is a huge book. And there is a couple of things that can surprise you.

David Cranmer said...

I just left a comment, Charles.

Charles Gramlich said...

Christina, we all go through phases of interest in various things. I know I do.

Deka Black, will do.

David, thanks, man