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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires (2020)

by Grady Hendrix

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"Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern-flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a real monster"--
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No. No. No. Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meets Dracula was such a bad hook. I did not see any of thesr women as strong/vulnerable women like those books/films. 2 stars for Turpin as narrator who can do no wrong. ( )
  MorbidLibrarian | Sep 18, 2021 |
看到一半已經很期待最後打滿五星了,結果後三分之一畫風突變成了主婦爽文,我邊看邊冒出這是什麼絕望主婦五十度灰劇情的滿頭問號,甚至可以想像出改編成劇時出現主婦們橫著列成一排手挽手迎風撩髮的爛俗畫面⋯⋯(tho說出要離的那一瞬間實在讓人拍手稱快)

前三分之二敘事可圈可點,中段懸念吊得非常足,滿地下室老鼠看得我寒毛倒豎一次,林中樹皮刮臉皮刮得只剩顱骨讓我倒抽一口冷氣一次,追蹤車牌又讓我倒抽一口冷氣一次,情節安排雖幾乎全部都落入俗套但又能寫得驚險刺激。關鍵情節中對老鼠和蟑螂描寫得細緻入微且讓人身臨其境,收起尖牙用蟑螂腿來形容,躲貓貓又詳盡描寫蟑螂鑽耳,我差點看得瘋掉……不由得讓人懷疑作者是不是和蟑螂有著不少不可言說的過去(。

當然更值得稱道的是作者對丈夫們的形象塑造,各色濃郁得嗆鼻的爹味躍然紙上,將家庭主婦在生活中的各種困難面向大致寫了個遍,尤其是把 Patricia 遭到丈夫冤枉時那種憤怒氣結委屈描寫得出神入化,看得我整個人火冒三丈血壓直飆300(x)對男性的吐槽之多甚至讓人很難相信出自男作家的手筆,respect

不過最可惜的是書後沒列個書目索引55555 ( )
  puripuri | Sep 9, 2021 |
Hendrix does it again. Takes a rather tired trope and, while being respectful to it, also manages to inject some fresh life into it.

This really is much more the story of the Southern Book Club and, in particular, Patricia, however, the vampire here is very obvious. You'll see him hiding in the shadows immediately.

Hendrix's genius is to build the dread, not the shock, in this one. This suspense is the kind where you absolutely know the shitstorm is coming, there's no way to stop it, and you know exactly who's going to bring it, and it's pretty awful. In the best way.

So, every scene Harris is in, you see the manipulation. You see the strings he's pulling. You damn well know what he's doing...

This is a fun book. Like all the Hendrix novels, it's not a classic of the genre, but it's absolutely solid and entertaining without falling into the horror genre trap of stupid characters doing stupid things to drive the story forward, or just falling into silliness. Hendrix has enough love and respect for the genre to ever resort to that.

And for that, I thank him. Good stuff here. ( )
  TobinElliott | Sep 3, 2021 |
There was not a boring or anti climatic moment in this book. It was very hard to put down.
A refreshing take on the vampire tradition. ( )
  marysneedle | Aug 30, 2021 |
This book is honestly hard to rate. The characters and storyline are legitimately interesting (even if a tad predictable). It’s a quick read and the story itself is easy to follow. But the sheer gruesomeness and revolting parts of the book detract from the story itself ( I’m sure some would say those parts are necessary; they may have a point that some of it is necessary, but I found some of it over the top) and sometimes makes things unnecessarily confusing.

The story itself tells of Patricia and her book club, who tend to read about violent crimes and serial killers. The relationships of the people in the book club are delightful and generally true-to-life. But things take a different turn when a lady goes crazy (for lack of a better term) and attacks Patricia. Then, Patricia meets James Harris, the apparent nephew of her attacker and takes an interest in him. But, that interest in him turns to suspicion as strange things start to happen and children in the area go missing or wind up dead.

It all builds to an interesting finish that leaves multiple characters changed significantly, with relationships either lost or strengthened, and a community that will never be the same.

As it is, I give this one 3 stars, but would give it 3.5 if I could. And 4 stars if it hadn’t been quite so gruesome. ( )
  bentleymitchell | Aug 27, 2021 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Grady Hendrixprimary authorall editionscalculated
Funderburgh, DanIllustratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Murphy, Molly RoseDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Reid, AndieCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Wheaton, LizCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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