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Hello all,

I discovered this community a few days ago and am loving your posts so far. Thanks for helping us all find books who need good reocmmendations. That being said I am a former English major with a love for Renaissance, Arthurian, Vampire, and poetic titles.

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jarethrake
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:20 pm (UTC)
One of the most unique vampire novels I know of is Martin Sosnowski's Vamped. It's about a future society where everyone is a vampire. It's very well thought out, and it made me cry.:o It's about a father and daughter.
bara_eponine
Nov. 4th, 2009 08:50 pm (UTC)
Hey thanks! There's another thread about recommending vampire literature and I didn't see this title. I'll have to look it up. Is it more for teens or adults?
jarethrake
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:00 pm (UTC)
Oh, adults, definitly.

Also, David Sosnowski, sorry, I mixed his name up with that of his main character. There's some info on it here.
marycatelli
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:26 pm (UTC)
Well, if I run across any Arthurian vampires during the Renaissance novels, I'll let you know.

Maybe even Renaissance vampires during the Arthurian times, though I supposed you'd need time travel for that
zukosphoenix
Nov. 4th, 2009 09:48 pm (UTC)
I would very much recommend any of Kim Newman's Dracula novels - there are three I know of, and maybe more. To say "Dracula novel" sounds camp, but these books are amazing - smartly written and the historical mix the author employs really creates an unusual setting.

I have a HUGE Arthurian library; books I haven't even read yet line my shelves but I'll get through them all, slowly.
themadmaiden
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:17 am (UTC)
The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova is a wonderful read about vampires.
cweb
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:04 am (UTC)
If you like vampires and history, try Chelsea Quinn Yarbro's St. Germain series. Each novel is set in a different time period and follows the life of a 4000 year old vampire. The horror doesn't come from the vampire, but from real historical events...one is set at the rise of Nazi Germany, one during the Black Death, one in France during the reign of the Sun King, one in Florence around the death of Lorenzo de Medici, etc.
http://www.chelseaquinnyarbro.net/saint-germain.html
bara_eponine
Nov. 5th, 2009 02:12 pm (UTC)
Oooh I've read a few of her stories in vampire anthologies.
la_mariane
Nov. 5th, 2009 07:39 pm (UTC)
If you're not afraid of poetry, Louise Labé wrote 24 sonnets (the volume's title in English is just Sonnets, I think). She was one of the best poets of the French Renaissance.
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