The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires is a 2020 horror novel by American author Grady Hendrix. It was first published on April 7, 2020 through Quirk Books and centers upon a women's book club that faces a vampiric threat.

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Women slay vampires

3 stars

Various thoughts while reading the book (there may be spoilers):

  • A few dozen pages in, this book is about 50% pretty good, 20% really good, and 30% cute.
  • Neat vampire concept. According to his podcast, Super Scare Haunted Homeschool, he spent a ridiculous amount of time studying vampire lore history, and it shows. He took a very unique approach to the vampire, while at the same time, keeping it very obviously a recognizable vampire.
  • Overtly sexual without being sexy. The transfer of fluids in a very specific bodily location increases the rape-yness that vampirism already exemplifies.
  • About 2/3 of the way through, the book is 60% pretty good, 30% really good, and still 10% cute.
  • All the husbands in this book suck. Not a single one is a redeemable character.
  • Time jump! Finding it hard to believe in the 3-year gap, maybe it will pay off in some way.