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Gay punk vampires on drugs and booze create mayhem across the American south - and help bring two young rock musicians to an awareness of their homosexual love for each other.

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“Sex, blood and rock 'n' roll”

published 19/09/2009

Great story, wacky characters

It's like reading porn at times

Above a dingy bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, a vampire child is born, killing his mother as he fights his way out of her womb. Fifteen years later, that same child, called Nothing, is being brought up by non-vampire parents, but knows that something is missing from his life. He leaves...

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Excellent

“Nothings lost forever”

published 12/03/2001

Her best work

Complex plot, bleak world view

Poppy Brite has a reputation as a violent author, one of dubious moral worth. Her books are very good but quality has tended to be overlooked in favoour of sensationalising their content. This certainly happened with her most recent novel, Extreme Corpse. Lost Souls, however is both very good...

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Satisfactory

“Not so Brite”

published 02/01/2002

slightly erotic

shallow, cliched, boring story, weak characters

I'm a bit of a vampire fan, particularly vampire fiction, must be a touch of the goth still left in me!! I'm an avid reader anyway but have never gone out of my way to read Poppy Z Brites work until I found this book in a charity shop for a stunning fifty pence!! I avoided Brites work for a...

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Excellent

Sexy, good characters, great writing style

Slightly disjointed plot, 'sad' ending.

This is the first book by Ms Brite I ever read, and has permanently instilled a love for her writing in me. The best thing by far about this book is that Brite's vampires aren't the cuddly Anne Rice variety. They're filthy, dirty and downright evil and just the way vampires should be. Why else...

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