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- ISBN: 1416552278 (pbk.)
- ISBN: 9781416552277 (pbk.)
337 p. ; 21 cm.
- Edition: 1st Touchstone trade pbk. ed.
- Publisher: New York : Simon & Schuster, 2009.
|General Note:||"A Touchstone book."|
|Summary, etc.:||On the brink of failing out of school, graduate student Allen Cabbot agrees to participate in a research project to save his academic career. He is swept into an adventure with witches, vampires, ghosts, and a hunt for the famed philosopher's stone and its transforming powers.|
- Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2009 September #2
Satirist Gischler (Go-Go Girls of the Apocalypse, 2008) returns to take on vampires, the most popular of the paranormal creatures currently abounding in popular fiction. This literary spoof on the horror novel finds clueless graduate student Allen in Prague, serving as a research assistant for a professor with a pale, enigmatic, and voluptuous wife. Everyone but Allen seems to have some clue as to what is going on, from the young women who kidnap him and claim to be witches, to the machine-gun-toting Jesuits. As Allen careens around Prague, just trying to stay alive, a plot to resurrect Renaissance-era alchemy experiments in the cellars of Prague Castle comes to a head. The larger story is narrated by a ghost whose spirit is trapped in the castle and who was involved in the original alchemical research. A possible read-alike for sleeper hit Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (2009). Copyright 2009 Booklist Reviews.
Victor Gischler is the author of five critically acclaimed novels, including the Edgar Award-nominated Gun Monkeys, Suicide Squeeze, and The Pistol Poets. A former English professor, he lives with his family in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
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