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July 16, 2010

Nights of Blood 2: More Legends of the Vampire Edited by Elyse Salpeter and Bob Nailor Review




Nights of Blood 2: More Legends of the Vampire
Edited by Elyse Salpeter and Bob Nailor
Published by 23 House Publishing
ISBN: 9780990195041
Review Posted: 8/27/2009

Nights of Blood 2: More Legends of the Vampire, published by 23 House and edited by Elyse Salpeter and Bob Nailor is a short story collection of magnificent proportions.

These 17 tales of gore, horror and just plain making you think stories are so well written that it was hard not to jump into the story itself. One of the best stories in this collection was A Rustle of Curtains by Henry Leon Lazarus. The story is written in diary format, which normally on a personal note, would be discouraged from me reading any further as only few can master story telling through that format, but Lazarus has found the right combination.

The story tells of a woman dying of a disease. A doctor advised her writing in a journal to get her emotions down and to help to deal with her illness. In this process she comes across a stranger. A stranger who will change her views on things and perhaps help her cope a bit.

I was "wowed" by this story. It was heart moving, yet thought-provoking and just overall an enjoyment to read.

All these stories in this collection make you wish there was more. There was not one in which I myself, didn’t want to read for a second time or even a third time.

I would recommend this collection to anyone into a good read, or vampires or just wanting something to read relaxing from a hard day's work. It is worth your time, so please do give it some.