The Vampire And The Vegan, Book I

The Vampire And The Vegan, Book I

by Merlene Alicia Vassall

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The Vampire And The Vegan, Book I by Merlene Alicia Vassall

Pearl, a temptress vampire living in Washington, DC, discovers that the blood of her next would-be victim, Salaam, lacks that certain something she craves - necromantic energy that comes from eating meat. Yet he may offer her something that she needs even more...

Through fast-paced prose peppered with surprises, The Vampire and The Vegan explores the complex relationship between a carnivore and her food.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780615404202
Publisher: Technical Assistance & Support Consultants
Publication date: 01/01/2011
Pages: 182
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.39(d)
Age Range: 17 Years

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The Vampire and The Vegan, Book I 4.2 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
MacJew More than 1 year ago
You might think a book entitled The Vampire and The Vegan would more of a comedy. It's not. Instead, the book reads as more of a pamphlet for veganism. The two main characters, Pearl (The Vampire) and Salaam (The Vegan), represent the two opposing factions. When Pearl feeds upon her victims, the narrative describes the process of killing and how the animals are treated. This is meant to illustrate just how terrible it is to be a meat eater. For Salaam, he reasons that it is just as healthy to be a Vegan. When we first meet the Salaam, he is living in the same building as Pearl. She wants to make him her next victim, but he does not have the required necromantic energy, the author's phrase for those eat meat. Salaam owns two cats, and jokes with Pearl that they are the only things in his apartment that are not vegan. Pearl does not have to feed every night. Instead, she feeds every few days. Every time she feeds, the reader is assaulted with another form of torture porn about how poorly treated animals are and how they are killed. It is almost like reading an adaptation for an Eli Roth film, only not as entertaining. The victims are all males, with one exception, that being her first when she relates her earliest kill. The end of the book lists resources for those interested in Vegan lifestyle, giving rise to idea that it was written for people who are already Vegan or Vegetarian. Possibly the author had in mind she could convert a few people with her vivid descriptions, but she fails quite heartily in that regard. This is certainly a different take on the vampire tale, but it makes me long for the sparkling Edward Cullen, though it is much better. Unlike that series, however, this is intended to have a sequel.
ChipChip More than 1 year ago
This book tells us a lot about ourselves and how we treat each other. Brilliantly written, well thought out and suspenseful! The author has put together a very enjoyable read. I can't wait for the sequel!
J4MC More than 1 year ago
The Vampire and the Vegan allows all readers to fall into a world that has not been thought of in the past. The fact that the vampire, Pearl, can visualize the animal slaughter while feeding was a place I was not expecting to go. I'm glad I did because it gave me a different take on my diet and on how vampires are viewed in literature. Her relationship with Salaam blossoms throughout the book and Salaam's sensibilities are well played through the author. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a different take on what they already have read about vampires. This book is well written with excellent character development and the story keeps the reader involved to the last page. I look forward to the rest of the series.
mairim2020 More than 1 year ago
I really enjoyed the book and it was a quick read. I was surprised about all the spiritual symbols/references, i.e., karma, compassion, the journey we must all take in life, etc. I don't particularly like vampire stories or movies. But of all the characters in the book I liked Pearl (the Vampire) the most. After mentally adjusting to her first "kill", I enjoyed the descriptions of her getting ready to go "out to dinner" and choosing her victims. I think the fact that the police never caught up with Pearl makes the story even more real/believable. Wake up, people!! That's how it is in the District of Columbia. So many people who disappear or are found dead in this city and it's only when people keep insisting to the police or go to the media, do the police say, "If anyone has any information, please let us know, blah, blah.." It's the people who do the police work. The police are only effective when they are on the scene when a crime is being committed otherwise they depend on the public giving them leads. I could go on and comment about everything but I'll stop here. Read the book, there is something for every one to ponder.