A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising by Raymond A. Villareal (3.5 out of 5)

The body of a young woman disappears from a morgue in Nogales, Arizona. I should say, the body walks out of the morgue. The CDC investigator called in to investigate quickly determines that an incurable virus that solidifies the blood in many, is rampant. Some people die of this, yet others live, prosper, and turn into some life form that strongly resembles a vampire. The book alternates between viewpoints of the CDC lady, a Jesuit priest, politicians, hungry newspaper journalists, and town outsiders. It starts out promising, and I enjoyed it on a level very similar to when I read Max Brooks’ “World War Z”. It was not as awesome as that book, only because the POV’s of the characters narrating all started to blend together in similarity by the end of the book. It was, however, wickedly funny and accurate in its portrayal of politicians and today’s social media platforms in telling and blowing out of proportion the current news platforms. Throw in some suspected vampirism and boom! Gold. It was a great distraction for our second hottest weekend of the summer a few weekends ago (I’m way behind in my blogging). Overall? An enjoyable read.

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~ by generationgbooks on June 29, 2018.

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