Ethics of the Undead

Ethics of the Undead

by Loren Schechter


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ISBN-13: 9781939166265
Publisher: lorenschechterbooks
Publication date: 11/25/2013
Pages: 446
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

About the Author

Loren Schechter is a retired psychiatrist who loves to write humorous fiction. His first novel was Murder in Millbrook, a humorous mystery. He lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts with his wife Susan and dog, Amigo. No animals, senior citizens or vampires were injured in the writing of his novels.

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Ethics of the Undead 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
TheAvidReader_KA More than 1 year ago
Ethics of the Undead by Loren Schechter is a young adult parnormal romance/mystery book. Four students are getting scholarships to Idaho's Sawtooth Wilderness School. Kathy, Hector, Soo, and Lionel are off to their new school but they have no idea that they might never leave the school alive. The school is actually run for and by vampires. The school needs to show that they have a diverse student population (Soo is Korean, Lionel is African-American, and Hector is Latino). Kathy was recruited for revenge. The new students arrive at the school and quickly find out that everyone is a vampire and that they are not allowed to leave. The book than jumps to a trial where Kathy and Hector are on trial for killing Conrad, a vampire student who was in love with Kathy. The book jumps back and forth between the trial and the events leading up to the trial. After reading through the whole book (and it was long) it ends without resolving all the issues. This book sounded great, but it was only mediocre. It was way, way too long and to many characters. I think if the book was edited and rewritten, it could be very good. I will give it 2.5 stars out of 5. Happy Reading!
DaveInBoston More than 1 year ago
At times hilarious, yet horrifying. Other times suspenseful, yet satirical. With an erotic undertone that one expects from a novel about vampires. The cast of characters is large but the focus of the novel is on four normal students who are sharply drawn with pitch-perfect dialogue. The author has created authentic and believable teenagers whose fears and hopes elevate the novel above the usual fare of the vampire genre. The teachers at the vampire school conduct classes that range from 'Planning for Immortality' & ‘Paranormal Fashion Design' to 'Anger Management' & 'Ethics for Bloodsuckers.' Theirs Dickensian names include Dr. Bartholomew Baneful, Edna LittleHawk, and Professors GiuseppeVendetta and Isadore Finkelstein. Each teacher uses a particular style of humor as they introduce themselves to the new students and acclimate them to an environment that is totally unfamiliar. But don't be fooled, these teachers can be vicious when necessary and no one is safe. Vampires require a strict ethical code to prevent them from destroying each other. This is cleverly shown in the very first chapter when Edna Littlehawk takes three young vampires on a field trip into a deserted canyon. They capture two human campers. Three hungry vampires. Two warm-blooded campers. Now there's an ethical question.