They Thirst [NOOK Book]

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First published in 1981, They Thirst was Robert McCammon’s fourth novel, and it remains one of the major milestones of an ambitious, constantly evolving career. Like its predecessors—Baal, Bethany’s Sin, and The Night Boat—They Thirst made its initial appearance as a paperback original. In the years since, it has acquired an intensely devoted following, and is now widely regarded as one of the significant vampire novels of the 20th century.

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Overview

First published in 1981, They Thirst was Robert McCammon’s fourth novel, and it remains one of the major milestones of an ambitious, constantly evolving career. Like its predecessors—Baal, Bethany’s Sin, and The Night Boat—They Thirst made its initial appearance as a paperback original. In the years since, it has acquired an intensely devoted following, and is now widely regarded as one of the significant vampire novels of the 20th century.

The story begins in the tiny Hungarian hamlet of Krajeck, where nine-year-old Andre Palatazin awaits the return of his father from an unspecified—but clearly dangerous—mission. The man who finally returns is no longer Andre’s father—is no longer, in fact, a man. Pursued by this undead entity, Andre and his mother barely escape with their lives. Decades later, Andre—now Andy—Palatazin is a homicide detective in the Los Angeles Police Department, and spends his days dealing with the quotidian terrors of a large metropolis. His life takes a darker turn when the demonic forces he first encountered in Krajeck arrive in L.A., led by an ancient vampire known as The Master. The Master’s plan: to overrun the city and use it as a stepping-stone toward wider, ultimately global, domination.

They Thirst marks the earliest appearance of McCammon’s penchant for epic, wide-angled narratives. With the unobtrusive ease of a natural storyteller, the author propels a wide assortment of vividly created characters through an apocalyptic scenario that combines gritty urban realism with a powerful portrait of supernatural forces at large in the modern world. The result is a genuine classic of the genre, a novel that is as fresh and absorbing today as it was more than thirty years ago.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940016362793
  • Publisher: Subterranean Press
  • Publication date: 3/25/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 250
  • Sales rank: 59,705
  • File size: 3 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 3, 2003

    THE Vampire novel!!!

    Forget about Ann Rice, and Laurell K. Hamilton, this is THE vampire novel! I read this book about five years ago, and I still think about the images that it left me with! In the span of one night, one millionn inhabitants of Los Angeles are turned into vampires. The images of how will haunt me for the rest of my life!!! The only images that I found more frightening were in the begining of Richard Preston's, 'The Hot Zone.' This is a vampire story on steroids, taken to the nth degree. Forget about one vampire! What would you do, if you had hundreds chasing after you? If you like vampires stories, race, do not walk to your nearest bookstore and read this book!!!

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  • Posted March 9, 2014

    Great!!!

    Another great McCammon novel. He's among the beat at painting a picture with words. If you like Vampire novels you'll LOVE this one.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 18, 2013

    this is an Awsome book, I first read it when I was in highschool

    this is an Awsome book, I first read it when I was in highschool back in the 70s. I still reread it at least once every couple of years. This is what Vampire stroies should be like! I wish this book would be put into Epub format so I could read it on my nook.

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  • Posted February 4, 2013

    AWSOME, just AWSOME. the vampire book of all vampire books!!!

    AWSOME, just AWSOME. the vampire book of all vampire books!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 10, 2011

    A must read!

    This is an excellent book, you won't be disappointed

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2008

    only book that ever scared me

    I read this book many years ago and I loved it. It was the only book that ever gave me nightmares. I have read this book about 7 times over the years. I love vampire stories and this is the best.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 27, 2008

    The Ultimate Vampire Book

    I read this book years ago when it first came out and have never forgotten it. To this day, this is the book that I measure every Vampire book/movie against and I find them all wanting. If you have the BeJesus in you, this book will definitely scare it out of you!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 23, 2005

    17 years later and it's STILL A GREAT BOOK!

    I bought this book when it first came out back in 1988 and recently had a chance to read it again. Just goes to show that a GREAT book NEVER gets old. It's as scary now as it was back then. I heartily recommend if you can getting ALL of Mr. McCammon's work. If horror and taut suspense is your cup of tea, then Robert R. McCammon is DEFINITELY the author for you.

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