A Self Made Monster by Steven Vivian

By Steven Vivian

The useless too have hopes...

And one of the hopeful lifeless is Alex Resartus: obtuse professor, vague novelist, schizophrenic...and vampire.

As an obtuse professor, he bewilders and frustrates his bored scholars; as an imprecise novelist with a once-promising attractiveness, he wants to get well his artistic powers, yet his shattered brain stands within the manner. As a schizophrenic, Alex's brain is "broken", and during this most unique novel, A SELF-MADE MONSTER, Alex plans to reorganize his damaged brain with complete blood. For Alex's targeted quirk - either his blessing and his curse - is that he's taking at the qualities of his sufferers in so much extraordinary ways.

Alex sees the bright and socially backward pupil, Edward Head, as his savior: Edward's disciplined and strong brain is simply the tonic Alex must rejuvenate his inventive powers. yet Alex isn't the just one with hopes. The dwelling between him have their very own hopes. Edward¿s hopes are carnal. He wishes either Holly Dish, an amalgam of sweaty undergraduate daydreams, and Claire candy, a returning grownup coed who's either cool and mysterious. Holly and Claire too have their very own hopes, as does the quick and cynical Jimmy Stubbs, who hates to check and likes to drink beer and scheme. The hopes of every personality intersect and finally violently knot - generating a twisting climax that leaves a few characters lifeless and others approximately to take pleasure in an surprising monetary windfall.

By turns violent and humorous, A SELF-MADE MONSTER is among the most original vampire novels ever released. It strips away the drained clichés and red prose of the vampire tale and replaces them with dead-on characterizations, a galloping plot, and a brand new belief of the vampire itself.

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Bright lights on poles flashed around him, blinding him. As he blinked and struggled, he heard the mad laughter of the woman, joined by several others. “Not bad, for your first session,” she said. Oz shaded his eyes and squinted. ” he repeated. ” He saw her then, a tall figure, very muscular, with dark hair that curled and tumbled over her shoulders. She wore a dark robe that sparkled as she raised her hands and applauded him. html touching her jaw. He couldn’t make out her features, but her voice was filled with amusement.

Possessed by terror. Talk about everybody being somewhere else. Buffy, think about it. Some guy takes out his parents, then blows away half the kids on the quad. It makes for a major group wiggins. People are jittery, to say the least. ’ Some people get awfully tired of murder, you know? ” She nodded slowly. “Giles just showed me some very gross autopsy pictures. ” “In Sunnydale. How new,” Xander said. ” She took a breath. “That girl I was looking for. html Xander was clearly shocked. “Oh, my God.

It was covered with skulls topped with red candles. The wax as it melted looked like blood. In the distance, water trickled. Bats squeaked. Farther away, muffled sounds of construction intruded upon the stillness. She was staring into a mirror, putting on makeup. ” she whispered to the mirror, uncapping a tube of lipstick. She sensuously ran it along her lips, blotted them together, and leaned toward the glass. From his vantage point, Jordan could not see her reflection. Which was fine. Because if he couldn’t see her, she couldn’t see him.

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