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The novel follows the characters through 17th and 18th century England and India, culminating in present day Austin, Texas. Set in the orphanages of London and in the vile body snatching trade, a host of characters, who are as despicable as their deeds, search for the truth and a cure for their malady.
The Pumpkin Seed takes us through the vices of greed, hate, love and despair and creates a modern novel that puts colonialism in the spotlight and asks difficult questions about this generation's guilt for the crimes of its ancestors. This novel is a classic vampire tale with a twist, told beautifully from the point of view of the vampire.
Posted February 1, 2013
If you like a mix of horror and history, you'll love this novel. The Pumpkin Seed will have you wondering who the true bad guys are, the flesh eating monsters or the humans willing to take every opportunity to make money.
This is the first book I've read by Timothy C. Hobbs, and I have to say, like Graham Masterton and Scott Sigler, he's one of a few horror authors who really captivates my attention the whole read.
Posted June 20, 2010
This novel is amazing in how it follows a family through several centuries as they discover an infection that makes one crave live flesh and blood. From exotic 18th century India, through Victorian London and finally ending in Austin, Texas, this novel is a very fresh take on the vampire genre -- it will keep you guessing as to what happens next, which I love. A definite must-read for lovers of Dracula and Supping With Panthers (Slave of My Thirst).Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.