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"In this extraordinary new thriller of a bloodsucker novel, John Marks has crafted a horror story that rivals its most noted forebear: Bram Stoker's Dracula....The trick still works; the intertwined first-person narratives lend the book a documentary feel that heightens tension as it increases the believability of a fantastical plot." Jessica Bennett, Rain Taxi (read the entire Rain Taxi review)

Synopses & Reviews

Publisher Comments:

As the popularity of Elizabeth Kostova's bestselling The Historian proves, there's always an audience bloodthirsty for quality, page-turning horror. Now, in a marvelously horrifying turn, John Marks — a former 60 Minutes producer — sinks his satirical teeth into twenty-first-century media.

In Fangland, Evangeline Harker is an employee of the legendary TV news magazine The Hour. Sent on assignment to Transylvania, she delivers more than a story when mysterious e-mails, coffins, and a creepy guy named Torgu descend on the New York office. This darkly funny tale will appeal to vampire and horror aficionados, as well as anyone who's fed up with what passes for news today.

Review:

"Marks' sense of place...and tone-setting emphasis on blood and bloodlines kick in early....A scary twenty-first-century take on the stuff of Dracula, worthy of its rightful place among others." Booklist

Review:

"Marks has written an electrifying modern tale of horror that pays homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. He goes much further, however, creating a hideous vampire more horrifying than anything that ever came from Stoker's imagination. Highly recommended." Library Journal

Review:

"Half satire, half vampire novel, but completely ridiculous, Fangland has an absurdly complicated structure and goes on far too long to support the journalists-as-bloodsuckers joke." Joe Queenan, The New York Times Book Review

Review:

"John Marks has written the best vampire novel since...Interview with the Vampire." The Buffalo News

Review:

"A disappointment for horror fans; though Romania provides good, scary fun, the New York scenes are a mess." Kirkus Reviews

Review:

"Love and death, sex and violence, satiric wit and genuine horror: Fangland has it all. Much more than a modern goth thriller, John Marks's novel is, at its dark heart, a meditation on the nature of good and evil. I was thoroughly creeped out — and enjoyed every minute of it." Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child

Review:

"Fangland is the rare real thing: a novel about a monster that evokes all the sadness, brutality and hideous glamour of human depravity. It's about the abyss, and the big hole in Lower Manhattan, and the strange, dark, funny stuff in each of us. It'll grab you and not let go until it's done with you." Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife

Synopsis:

An acclaimed novelist and former producer for CBS's 60 Minutes reinvents the Dracula epic in the halls of a certain television newsmagazine. Written in the form of diary entries, e-mails, therapy journals, and other artifacts of early 21st-century American professional-class life, this vampire novel is a biting commentary on the way we live and work now.

Synopsis:

As the popularity of Elizabeth Kostova's bestselling The Historian proves, there's always an audience bloodthirsty for quality, page-turning horror. Now, in a marvelously horrifying turn, John Marks-a former 60 Minutes producer-sinks his satirical teeth into twenty-first- century media. In Fangland, Evangeline Harker is an employee of the legendary TV news magazine The Hour. Sent on assignment to Transylvania, she delivers more than a story when mysterious e-mails, coffins, and a creepy guy named Torgu descend on the New York office. This darkly funny tale will appeal to vampire and horror aficionados as well as anyone who's fed up with what passes for "news" today.

About the Author

John Marks is the critically acclaimed novelist of The Wall, a New York Times Notable Book, and War Torn.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780143112532
Author:
Marks, John
Publisher:
Penguin Books
Subject:
Horror - General
Subject:
Occult
Subject:
Occult & Supernatural
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
February 2008
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Pages:
400
Dimensions:
8.40x5.50x.90 in. .79 lbs.
Age Level:
from 18

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Product details 400 pages Penguin Books - English 9780143112532 Reviews:
"Review A Day" by , "In this extraordinary new thriller of a bloodsucker novel, John Marks has crafted a horror story that rivals its most noted forebear: Bram Stoker's Dracula....The trick still works; the intertwined first-person narratives lend the book a documentary feel that heightens tension as it increases the believability of a fantastical plot." (read the entire Rain Taxi review)
"Review" by , "Marks' sense of place...and tone-setting emphasis on blood and bloodlines kick in early....A scary twenty-first-century take on the stuff of Dracula, worthy of its rightful place among others."
"Review" by , "Marks has written an electrifying modern tale of horror that pays homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. He goes much further, however, creating a hideous vampire more horrifying than anything that ever came from Stoker's imagination. Highly recommended."
"Review" by , "Half satire, half vampire novel, but completely ridiculous, Fangland has an absurdly complicated structure and goes on far too long to support the journalists-as-bloodsuckers joke."
"Review" by , "John Marks has written the best vampire novel since...Interview with the Vampire."
"Review" by , "A disappointment for horror fans; though Romania provides good, scary fun, the New York scenes are a mess."
"Review" by , "Love and death, sex and violence, satiric wit and genuine horror: Fangland has it all. Much more than a modern goth thriller, John Marks's novel is, at its dark heart, a meditation on the nature of good and evil. I was thoroughly creeped out — and enjoyed every minute of it."
"Review" by , "Fangland is the rare real thing: a novel about a monster that evokes all the sadness, brutality and hideous glamour of human depravity. It's about the abyss, and the big hole in Lower Manhattan, and the strange, dark, funny stuff in each of us. It'll grab you and not let go until it's done with you."
"Synopsis" by , An acclaimed novelist and former producer for CBS's 60 Minutes reinvents the Dracula epic in the halls of a certain television newsmagazine. Written in the form of diary entries, e-mails, therapy journals, and other artifacts of early 21st-century American professional-class life, this vampire novel is a biting commentary on the way we live and work now.
"Synopsis" by ,
As the popularity of Elizabeth Kostova's bestselling The Historian proves, there's always an audience bloodthirsty for quality, page-turning horror. Now, in a marvelously horrifying turn, John Marks-a former 60 Minutes producer-sinks his satirical teeth into twenty-first- century media. In Fangland, Evangeline Harker is an employee of the legendary TV news magazine The Hour. Sent on assignment to Transylvania, she delivers more than a story when mysterious e-mails, coffins, and a creepy guy named Torgu descend on the New York office. This darkly funny tale will appeal to vampire and horror aficionados as well as anyone who's fed up with what passes for "news" today.

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