Anno Dracula: Johnny Alucard [NOOK Book]

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THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED BRAND-NEW ADDITION TO THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ANNO DRACULA SERIES!

Award-winning author Kim Newman takes the series stateside to Andy Warhol's New York and Orson Welles' Hollywood.

It's 1976 and vampire reporter Kate Reed is on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. She helps a young vampire boy, Ion Popescu, who then leaves Transylvania for ...
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Overview

THE HOTLY ANTICIPATED BRAND-NEW ADDITION TO THE CRITICALLY ACCLAIMED ANNO DRACULA SERIES!

Award-winning author Kim Newman takes the series stateside to Andy Warhol's New York and Orson Welles' Hollywood.

It's 1976 and vampire reporter Kate Reed is on the set of Francis Ford Coppola's Dracula. She helps a young vampire boy, Ion Popescu, who then leaves Transylvania for America. In the States, Popescu becomes Johnny Pop and attaches himself to Andy Warhol, inventing a new drug which confers vampire powers on its users...
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Editorial Reviews

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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.)

Publishers Weekly
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.)
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“Massively entertaining.” Booklist starred review

“Compulsively readable, bitingly satirical.” Guardian

“Outrageously inventive.” Independent

“A rollicking good story.” Empire

“Tremendous fun.” Herald

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780857685360
  • Publisher: Titan
  • Publication date: 9/17/2013
  • Series: Anno Dracula Series , #4
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 400
  • Sales rank: 128,843
  • File size: 2 MB

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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