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The Vorbing by [Stewart Stafford]

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"Stafford's novel proceeds in a stately cadence that fans of H.P. Lovecraft and Lord Dunsany will appreciate. He finely crafts his Gothic atmosphere at every turn" - Kirkus Reviews 

From the Author

The idea for The Vorbing came to me in a nightmare I had in June 1996. I ran downstairs to type it up before I forgot it and came up with a short story. That short story became the first chapter of the book. My brief to myself was to imagine that vampires were real creatures and that I was watching a wildlife documentary about them. What would that be like? How would that society operate? So the first chapter evolved into a hunt to demonstrate that.I wanted it to work on four "logical" levels:1. Mythological - The book is structured like a myth as Joseph Campbell defined it.2. Biological - Vampires are real creatures and vampirism is a pandemic.3. Psychological - Vampires are very Freudian with their erectile teeth and oral sexuality. They're surreal too and I wanted to explore that.4. Theological - The crucifix is a vampire icon and I wanted to bring all that mythology into play.I plan three Vorbing books followed by two crime novels.

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  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B0162713PU
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Stewart Stafford; 1st edition (October 29, 2015)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ October 29, 2015
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 4487 KB
  • Simultaneous device usage ‏ : ‎ Unlimited
  • Text-to-Speech ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Screen Reader ‏ : ‎ Supported
  • Enhanced typesetting ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • X-Ray ‏ : ‎ Not Enabled
  • Word Wise ‏ : ‎ Enabled
  • Sticky notes ‏ : ‎ On Kindle Scribe
  • Print length ‏ : ‎ 227 pages
  • Customer Reviews:
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Stewart Stafford was born in New York City to Irish parents. The family moved back to Ireland when he was three years old. He has lived there ever since.

His natural gift for writing appeared early. His first school report card when he was five had just one comment at the end: "Stewart writes very interesting stories."

He listened to his grandmother's tales of the Banshee in her kitchen and was enthralled and terrified. It was direct exposure to Ireland's Celtic storytelling tradition and he was hooked. Stewart loves the folktales, traditions and superstitions of Ireland, the country that gave the world the festival of Halloween and Dracula author Bram Stoker. He went on to do an Irish Folklore course in University College Dublin. He also has qualifications in Theatre Studies, Criminology and Social Media for Business and is related to the Irish poet Austin Clarke.

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