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Vampires Anonymous Paperback – May 1, 1991
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VA picks up where McMahan's last book leaves off. Previously we had only seen glimpses of Andrew (the book's anti-hero) through short stories, little more than an introduction. But in VA, we get to explore Andrew's existence eight years after having been brought into the vampiric fold... and never was Lestat half as sharp with his tongue.
I hesitate to compare McMahan's style with Rice's, but it's the most commonly known reference I can think of. The prose in VA isn't as "pretty" as Rice's, instead it tends towards relatively clipped phrases, both harsh and poignant. Yet it's meant to be. Coming from a 1st person perspective, one is immersed not only in Andrew's world, but in his mind (as messed up and twisted as it might be.)
Additionally, the story provides an interesting metaphore for the so called Ex-Gay movement and conversion efforts through exploring the attempts of the Vampire's Anonymous "twelve-step" group to lead vampires back to a more "normal" unlife. McMahan doesn't allow himself to get caught up in a political statement, but the effect is still there, lurking in the background.
The book is an engrossing read, and I highly recommend it to fans of the vampire genre, whether the reader is gay or not.