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The southern book club's guide to slaying vampires / Grady Hendrix.

Hendrix, Grady, (author.).

Available copies

  • 0 of 2 copies available at LARL/NWRL Consortium.
  • 0 of 2 copies available at Lake Agassiz Regional Library. (Show preferred library)

Current holds

5 current holds with 2 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
LARL Cataloging LARL70496 (Text) LARL70495 New On order -
LARL Cataloging LARL70496 (Text) LARL70496 New On order -

Record details

  • ISBN: 9781683691433
  • ISBN: 1683691431
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: Philadelphia : Quirk Books, [2020]

Content descriptions

Summary, etc.:
"A supernatural thriller set in South Carolina in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious stranger who turns out to be a real monster"-- Provided by publisher.
Reviews

  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    *Starred Review* Set in the same world as My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016), Hendrix's latest blend of humor and horror is his most personal yet, told from the points of view of Patricia and her friends, the unappreciated housewives of suburban Charleston. To spice up their lives, they start a true crime book club, the titles and ensuing discussions of which then frame the entire novel and add a satisfying layer of satire to the proceedings. Then James, a stranger with an aversion to daylight, moves into the neighborhood, and children start to go missing. Hendrix has masterfully blended the disaffected housewife trope with a terrifying vampire tale, and the anxiety and tension are palpable as these women battle societal stereotypes and demeaning husbands—not to mention intense evil—to save their children. Who would you pick in a fight between your mom's book club and a centuries-old vampire? Whether they are horror fans or not, a wide swath of readers will enjoy how this premise plays out. The perfect mix of American Housewife, by Helen Ellis (2016); Ann Rule's true crime classic, The Stranger Beside Me (1980); and Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker's Dracul (2018)—and a cheeky, spot-on pick for book clubs. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.
  • Booklist Reviews : Booklist Reviews 2020 February #2
    *Starred Review* Set in the same world as My Best Friend's Exorcism (2016), Hendrix's latest blend of humor and horror is his most personal yet, told from the points of view of Patricia and her friends, the unappreciated housewives of suburban Charleston. To spice up their lives, they start a true crime book club, the titles and ensuing discussions of which then frame the entire novel and add a satisfying layer of satire to the proceedings. Then James, a stranger with an aversion to daylight, moves into the neighborhood, and children start to go missing. Hendrix has masterfully blended the disaffected housewife trope with a terrifying vampire tale, and the anxiety and tension are palpable as these women battle societal stereotypes and demeaning husbands—not to mention intense evil—to save their children. Who would you pick in a fight between your mom's book club and a centuries-old vampire? Whether they are horror fans or not, a wide swath of readers will enjoy how this premise plays out. The perfect mix of American Housewife, by Helen Ellis (2016); Ann Rule's true crime classic, The Stranger Beside Me (1980); and Dacre Stoker and J. D. Barker's Dracul (2018)—and a cheeky, spot-on pick for book clubs. Copyright 2020 Booklist Reviews.

Author Notes

Grady Hendrix is a novelist and screenwriter based in New York City. He is the author of Horrorstör, My Best Friend&;s Exorcism, Paperbacks from Hell, and We Sold Our Souls, all of which received critical praise from outlets including NPR, the Washington Post, the Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times, the A.V. Club, Paste, Buzzfeed, and more. He has contributed to Playboy, The Village Voice, and Variety.

Genre: Horror fiction.
Suspense fiction.

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