The Last Vampire

The Last Vampire The Number One New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of The Hunger with the long awaited sequel to the cult classic Whitley Strieber s vampire classic The Hunger reinvented the genr

  • Title: The Last Vampire
  • Author: Whitley Strieber
  • ISBN: 9780743417211
  • Page: 122
  • Format: Paperback
  • The Number One New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of The Hunger with the long awaited sequel to the cult classic Whitley Strieber s vampire classic, The Hunger, reinvented the genre and created a truly eternal heroine in Miriam Blaylock Now, after two decades of mounting anticipation, The Last Vampire finally steps back into Miriam s shadow and weavesThe Number One New York Times bestselling author returns to the world of The Hunger with the long awaited sequel to the cult classic Whitley Strieber s vampire classic, The Hunger, reinvented the genre and created a truly eternal heroine in Miriam Blaylock Now, after two decades of mounting anticipation, The Last Vampire finally steps back into Miriam s shadow and weaves a tale of stunning invention and mounting suspense Miriam Blaylock s insatiable hunger has never ceased Her incomparable beauty has made her a legend among the Keepers She knows the secret of civilisation, and the mysteries of life In the hollow soul of her mother she has witnessed the agony of undeath For centuries she has gained the wisdom of God and the wit of the Devil For centuries she has felt safe Until now For Miriam Blaylock, immortality is a thing of the past He watches, Interpol agent Paul Ward knows of them The undead He has battled them, cleansed entire continents of their exquisite poison He possesses their sacred Book of Names He knows their weaknessesd fears his own Miriam Blaylock Elusive and toxic, she has escaped his complex network of hunters for years Seductive and cunnin

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    1. Drivel. God, so bad. The whole thing is a series of puerile man-boy sex fantasies splashed up on the page, luridly written and poorly plotted to boot.I read this book in its entirely as an ARC when it was first published, and circumstances have recently caused me to revisit it. At the time I read it, I was unaware it was part of a series and so I came to the book without any inherit affection for the characters. Reading the book did not endear them to me. Miriam in particular started off as a ch [...]

    2. I read a lot of vampire paranormal romance and though I really enjoyed this book, you should not confuse it with paranormal romance. Even though there is a bit of romance and it's definately paranormal it's more horror, IMHO. I love horror though so it worked for me. This is the second book in the trilogy and it was rating a 5 star for me until the end which I thought was pretty lame. It does set things up for another book but that was about it. In The Hunger we have Miriam and Sarah's story of [...]

    3. For starters, I was thrilled by the idea of a sequel to The Hunger. The mythology of the story is fascinating, with vampires as their own species rather than undead humans. That being said, what the heck did they do with Strieber and who the heck wrote this book? All the back stories of Miriam's have been changed completely! The new ideas aren't even as good as the original ones. It makes no sense. That alone killed the book for me. Although not a bad read, the incongruities really hurt my over [...]

    4. THE LAST VAMPIRE continues the story of THE HUNGER's vampire Miriam Blaylock. Her last husband, David, is still in the attic bedded into his coffin like a wrinkled old pot plant. A corpse that refuses to die, along side all her other husbands and wives from thousands of years of herding the human animal.For those of you who have only seen the movie THE HUNGER, you will feel misled by this book. As good as that Tony Scott directed movie was, as atmospheric and stylish and riveting as it was, cast [...]

    5. This is the sequel to Whitley Strieber's successful book "The Hunger." For any reader who is fascinated by vampire lore will surely love these books. I'm an avid fan of Anne Rice and thought that I would never again be able to read or think about vampires without comparing them to her, however, I was pleasantly surprised to find that Strieber's take on vampire culture was altogether different, and interesting. At the heart of this novel is a love story told from different points of view: a slave [...]

    6. Surprisingly lush and a tiny bit archaic, which works for vampire novels as it seems to transport the reader into the foreign mind of a vampire. I likened this book to the writing of Anne Rice rather than to the recent glut of "modern" urban fantasy novels because it is in a more elegant timeless style, rather than a story that is hip and uses street slang and pop culture references - though it is set in modern day. It is surprisingly lovely, in a macabre way.

    7. The weakest of the three. Too much attention given to new characters (who did not 'earn' such attention). I think the idea was to try and get younger readers for Strieber, and if he was given such advice it did not benefit him here. The ending was rushed.

    8. With typical impulsivity, immediately upon finishing The Hunger, I ordered author Whitley Strieber's sequel. I understood that there was a long gap in between novels, but I figured that was all-the-more likely to ensure a well-planned follow-up. Wow, was I wrong. Since other reviewers have specified the totally inexcusable lack of consistency between the two novels, I'll skip that complaint.Things started smoothly enough, and the sampling I had at the end of my e-reader copy of The Hunger whette [...]

    9. Having enjoyed The Hunger, I went ahead and read Strieber's The Last Vampire. Sophomorically entertaining at times, eye-rollingly ridiculous during other truly puerile and masturbatory interludes. With Strieber having suggested that his first-hand experiences with extraterrestrials (described in his "non-fiction" best seller, Communion) may have been induced by his heavy drinking; one might be inclined to think he wrote some of the more priapic prose under the influence of poppers and viagra, c. [...]

    10. Couldn't wait to read it after the first one, but what an anti-climax heh! It's an unworthy sequel. Sad inconsistencies (just why? the background of our vampire differs A LOT from the first novel!) and bodysnatched characters (who were interesting and somewhat likable in the first novel, but in the follow up no such luck they do things which are very out of character and are incomprehensible) and a crazy plot which turns around 180 degrees in a very unlikely way. The description of events is ra [...]

    11. Whitley Strieber get the action and the world building right, but few things beside that. The idea about retconning his previous book (The Hunger, 1981) did not worked well at all, even if the world building is interesting on itself, is a constant reminder of a far superior book, with a background as good as this one. The prejudices on the book are also abundant, and get an all around letdown. Mostly transmitted by Paul Ward, the human/keeper hybrid, the views on asians, europeans, goths, and al [...]

    12. Terrible sequel, the author obviously went crazy with all of his alien drivel between writing the original and then the sequel. The story makes little sense, and the characters are unlike what they were in the original. Don't waste your time.

    13. Finally, vampires who aren't tres chic. Well, actually, Miriam IS tres chic, but unfortunately she doesn't realize that her fashions are 20 years out-of-datejust one of many nice small touches.*Almost* four stars.but not quite.

    14. I love anything "vampire" - I picked this up at a used book store not knowing that it was a sequel I'm having trouble finding the first - but this book was a good read on it's own I don't feel that I've missed anything in not reading the first!

    15. This book is just as enthralling as the first, with its great writing style and voice. I love that both the humans and vampires refer to the other as 'creatures'. The style is stark and honest, without over romanticizing the realities of any of the characters.

    16. I didn't finish this book. The idea seemed good enough, but it dragged and I couldn't get invested in the characters. I cannot pin point what made this sub par, but it just was.

    17. Loved it! A race of bloodsuckers (vampires) have spent years breeding and cultivating humans like humans breed cattle. It is a cool concept and well written.

    18. Talk about your love/hate relationships!This was actually a pretty good story – better than the preceding book, The Hunger – but I still don’t like the characters much. However, if you like vampires of Miriam Blaylock’s type, this might make a decent Halloween read.This time Miriam travels to Thailand and Paris to meet with her fellow vampires, hoping to find a mate. What she discovers instead is that a crew of vampire hunters has already destroyed most of the remaining vampires and is a [...]

    19. The Last Vampire is sort-of a sequel to The Hunger set 20 years later. It follows the vampire, Miriam Blaylock, as she tries to conceive a child with another of her kind, and a CIA vampire hunter, Paul Ward, who's not all that he seems.The concepts set forth by the book are rather daring. This isn't some teenager's Twilight romance garbage, but an actual mature look at vampires as something other than undead.The pacing, however, is horribly uneven. Strieber opens with guns blazing, slows the act [...]

    20. I'm reminded why I like Streiber's previous story, The Hunger, in movie form rather than book form. There is an attempt to make this story passionate - but it lacks the texture, full-bodied desire, and emotion of Anne Rice or Laurell K Hamilton. There is also the intellectual argument that some vampire writers delve into that seeks to explain what the vampires would be doing all this time "controlling" or even breeding their "food supply". In this regard I recommend the long out-of-print book by [...]

    21. Strieber's no-words-wasted dialogue and his exchanges between characters should be lesson plans on how to write believable characters talking, particularly in the first halves of his books. By the second halves, though, things begin to slow down, including the previously swift dialogue, and the storyline unravels a bit too much into precocious territory. His endings--at least in this series--just don't succeed the story's promises and left me with a lot more hunh's than wow's. There's also a nig [...]

    22. The second book in The Hunger series. The book continues the journey of Miriam Blaylock, and is equally compelling and well written! I'm not sure what Mr. Whitley learned in between the time he wrote the first book, and this second book, but he puts those skills to such an amazingly good use this time around. And although this second novel might shift gears a bit from the first, it certainly takes the story in a welcome direction, and is very thought provoking. Once again I would absolutely reco [...]

    23. LOVED THIS BOOK. Loved the whole trilogy, but started backwards, reading the 3rd one first, not knowing it was a trilogy. The first is The Hunger, then The Last Vampire, then Lilith's dream. This is the best series since Anne Rice's Interview with a Vampire. I loved the characters, I loved that the vampires are not the same as in any other book I've read. They used to breed humans for vampire consumption, and on the way, the humans evolved too much. If you like vampire stories, I'm sure you'll l [...]

    24. While I've enjoyed other books by this author, I couldn't get into this one. The plot was rather weak and far slower than his other books. I enjoyed how fleshed out Miriam Blaylock is as a character, though she wasn't likeable enough to me to pull off being the main character. This isn't the first book with her and is the sequel to "The Hunger". I thoroughly enjoyed "The Hunger" as a movie, though was unable to make it through the novel of the same name.

    25. Perhaps I was at a disadvantage having picked the second installment up randomly from the library bookshelf before having read The Hunger. The first quarter of the book was good and from there it lost me in that I didn't feel invested in any of the characters and what may or may not happen to them. It just wasn't the right match for my reading preference.

    26. Took me a while to get into this book but it did finally pick up. I thought I knew how it was going to end, but I was wrong. Author left it open for yet a third in the series and, after a little research, looks like he wrote one, Lilith's Dream. I'm sure I'll read that, too, to see how things wrap up.

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