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The Vampire in Free Fall Paperback – February 12, 2010
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About the Author
Jim Hull received a degree in philosophy from the University of California at Santa Cruz, after which, like many a budding artist, he promptly became a ne’er-do-well, and for years he has worked in the performing arts. In the manner of some of his fellow vampires, Jim also pretends to be respectable – in his case, by writing and lecturing in the Los Angeles area. His first book, ARE HUMANS OBSOLETE? explores a future where machines do all the work.
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The concept is very interesting, and for those of us who are not monster purists it doesn't matter if it clings to the center line of vampire lore. My only complaint was that the book was actually too short. I wanted more explanations of some of the events that the author explains with too little detail. There are lots of fascinating lateral stories within this story that I wanted to explore.
Give it a try. It's a fast read delivered in quick bites which make the reader turn the page for just one more little chapter . . and another . . and another.
This book is fun and fast. I liked it!
Over the next three hundred years his human morality seeps back into him and finds himself on quest for justice. One can only find so much fulfillment in material possessions. Lots going on in this story, and the pace seldom slackens. Surprisingly, the story takes the vampire into outer space where he befriends a sentient robot and protects him from the plotting of a ruthless politician.
My disappointment with the story is that vampires have sex which violates vampire lore and negates the ultimate pleasure of blood drinking. The loss of sexual function, as with the inability to eat normal food and to withstand sunlight seem to me to be sacrifices of losing humanity in return for immortality. Though perhaps it is meant to tie in with one of the points of the story that humanity is not necessarily something bestowed upon a one by genetics as much as by their actions, no matter if a being belongs to the family of vampires, Homo Sapiens or robots. And in turn, a monster can be a human.
Other than that my only other complaint is the story seems a bit unresolved, perhaps setting the stage for a sequel. Wanting more is better than wanting less. Overall, a very enjoyable read with fast cars, super powers and lots of action!
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