Drawing Blood

Drawing Blood

by Poppy Z. Brite
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Drawing Blood by Poppy Z. Brite

Escaping from his North Carolina home after his father murders their family and commits suicide, Trevor McGee returns to confront the past, and finds himself haunted by the same demons that drove his father to insanity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780307768292
Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/24/2010
Sold by: Random House
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 416
Sales rank: 73,077
File size: 3 MB

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Drawing Blood 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 58 reviews.
Ryan_G More than 1 year ago
The simple terror and horror that this author is able to put across in her prose is simply stunning and it never fails to make an impression on me. What has always impressed me with the author's style is how simple and elegant her word choice is. She is a true wordsmith who picks her words carefully and none of them are wasted. Whether she is describing a young boys abuse by his parents, autopsy reports, or two young men having sex for the first time she does it in a style all her own. Trevor is a horribly damaged young man who through sheer strength of mind has kept himself alive in the physical sense but he has never really allowed himself to truly live life. Twenty years after the scared 5 year old was pulled out of the house in a catatonic space he goes back to discover for himself why he was left alive by his father. He has never understood why his father spared his life when he took a hammer to the rest of the family. Part of him truly believes his father didn't love him enough becuase if you love someone you want them with you when you leave this existence. When he meets Zach for the first time he almost kills him but the two quickly realize that they need each other in a way they have never experienced before. They compliment each other in a way they have never experienced before. By having Zach in his life, when he has never even let someone else touch him, Trevor may have found the only thing that can help him survive what's to come. Zach finds the one person that can help him truly move past what his parents did to him as a kid. These two character are what glues this story together. They are the focal point for all that happens and their relationship is what keeps this from being your everyday haunted house story. I would highly recomend this book to anyone who loves horror or simple craves a well written, modern haunted house tale
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This is my favorite of Brite's horror novels. I love Zach and Trevor. Both such broken young men, but lovely together. There is explict homosexual content so if you find that off putting, it's probably not the book for you. I, however, am forever grateful to my cousin for turning me on to this author.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This story has always been a favorite. The characters are easy to love and the plot is beautifully laid out. Brite will always be a favorite
Guest More than 1 year ago
I really love Brite's style of writing and this book had me searching for more stories like it written by her. It was shocking- the gruesome imagery of Trevor's brother death sticking with me whenever he recalled it, the tangibility of the world residing in the evil contained within the house and the surreal-ness when it all came full circle- can you see I like it? The only thing that threw me off was the technical lingo around Zach but once you get past it, I was again captivated by the interaction between Trevor and Zach and bemoaned it ending. I can't wait to read more from her ^_^
Guest More than 1 year ago
This book was seriously awesome. I borrowed it off a friend one bored day & couldn't seem to put it down. It is so worth reading, seriously. Go out & buy it asap.
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