NickWhittier is highly accomplished and hard working for a 26-year-old; but then,he's been 26 for 651 years. As the witty protagonist in this well-paced comedyset in Starside, Ill., he is the vampire you hate to love... Morefunny than grisly, this clever novel offers a re-imagining of vampire cultureand the science behind it.
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Reviewed by Johnny Masiulewicz for Readers' Favorite:
Deftly crafted and packed with action, gore, and just the right amount of laughs, Dark Moonlighting is an exceptional read due to the author's treatment of the overall subject matter. Nowadays, the key to getting valid mileage out of the well-worn vampire mythology is to rewrite or readdress the myths themselves. Treating vampirism as a virus-induced condition is innovative, and allows Haworth's distillation of the myths to be a predominantly physiological one. The book offers just the right amount of blood, seductiveness, and self-effacing angst, but the retooling of the mythology will definitely appeal to the more erudite and demanding vampire aficionados.