Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard

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DRACULA COMES TO NEW YORK: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with the Vampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century—this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.

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Overview

DRACULA COMES TO NEW YORK: Kim Newman returns to one of the great bestselling vampire tales of the modern era. Considered alongside I Am Legend and Interview with the Vampire as one of the stand-out vampire stories of the last century—this brand-new novel is the first in over a decade from the remarkable and influential Anno Dracula series.

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Kim Newman's first Anno Dracula novel since 1998 picks up his paranormal alternate history with a transatlantic tale of a boy vampire plying his obsession. Like its predecessors, Johnny Alucard unrolls an entertaining roster of characters plucked from movies, novels, television, real-life celebrities, and undead creations all its own. In this case, the fledgling title stalker spends his night sinking his teeth into stylish scenes in New York arts circles and Hollywood high-rollers. (P.S. Anno Dracula, the first installment of this series, was recently named by the Horror Writers Association as one of the six best vampire novels of the century.)

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The transformation in 1944 of a boy into a vampire launches the zany latest entry in Newman’s Anno Dracula series of vampire stories, set in an alternate world where Dracula ruled England before dying in 1959. The boy, who goes first by John Popp and later by Johnny Alucard, heads for the bright lights of New York, where he's immersed in Manhattan celebrity culture, and Hollywood, where he’s immersed in greed; Newman gleefully and capably skewers the inanities of life in both cities in the 1990s. As America embraces the cutting-edge vampire phenomenon, Alucard’s intentions turn sinister and he contemplates revenge against vampire opponents. The exuberance of Newman’s satire is overwhelming at times, but takeoffs such as a benefit concert for the Transylvania Movement (featuring “the Free Transylvania anthem—John Lennon’s ‘Imagine,’ the greatest song ever written by a vampire”) are undeniably funny. As vampire characters from previous books resist Alucard’s domination, cash disbursements ensure his success in human society. The conclusion hints at further tales to come. Agent: James Lockhart, Antony Harwood Literary Agency. (Sept.)
From the Publisher
"I highly suggest picking up this book. 9/10" - Horror News Network

"A dream come true for long-time fans of the Anno Dracula series" - Open Letters Monthly 

"This is yet another must read book from an accomplished author, don’t let it pass you by." - Pop Cults 

"Recommended for literate horror fans who wants something cleverer than the latest True Blood or Twilight book. Great fun and definitely recommended." - SciFi Movie Page

"I entered a world which totally engulfed me." - Horror-Movies.ca 

"A rollicking ride through the pop culture of 1976-1991, as Kim Newman cleverly twists and turns the events of those fifteen years to fit his vampiric narrative." - Criminal Element

"This book will delight fans of the series and bring in new fans as well, it’s a fun and easy read put together beautifully by Titan Books." - City of Films 

"The sheer imagination, dark humor and masterful use of  vampire lore makes Johnny Alucard another triumph for Newman and should make the book top-of-shelf  for vampire lovers everywhere." - The Vampire Source Review

"An interesting and relevant vampire story. Newman’s nuanced portrayal of vampires is incredibly refreshing." - Paper Droids 

"Both gripping and horrific… and also slightly hilarious." - Comic Book Resources

"Newman has crafted a remarkably entertaining story and found a way to breathe new life in the tired old vampire tropes. I particularly love the final scene, which I found to be rather beautiful and a perfect way to end this story. This book is one I highly recommend looking up, whether or not you're a fan of Nosferatu." - Horror Talk

"This book was addicting, fun, intelligent, and exciting." - Nerd Span

" Tough and tender, funny and frightening, intellectual and poppy, Johnny Alucard is one vampire book that’s likely to put many others in its black and red-cloaked shade." - Adventures in SciFi Publishing

"I would recommend Johnny Alucard for both it’s historical and entertainment value" - Atomic Moo

"Newman is having a blast." - Den of Geek 

"stands above the rest of most of the vampire literature out on the shelves right now and for recent years." - Aint It Cool 

"The sheer quality of Kim Newman’s writing remains unchanged" - One Metal 
 

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857680860
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 426,630
  • Product dimensions: 6.62 (w) x 9.32 (h) x 1.47 (d)

Meet the Author

Kim Newman is the critically acclaimed author of the Anno Dracula series. He has won the Bram Stoker, International Horror Guild, British Fantasy and British Science Fiction Awards and been nominated for the Hugo and World Fantasy Awards.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 28, 2013

    Loved it!

    I was so hearrbroken that i finished this book as fast as I did. Hope the wait isn't long for another one!

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