I finished reading George R. R. Martin’s Fevre Dream on Friday. I’d been feeling like reading a vampire novel for a while now and I was not disappointed.
Without going into too much detail, so I don’t spoil you the fun, the novel’s vampires are a bit different than your regular vampire variety, without going into the sissy vampire crap-o-rama that’s been disseminated by Twilight and some other recent novels. Which suits me just fine.
The book’s events occur in or around the Mississippi River, in the USA, and the action goes on during the XIX century, thus depicting the age where steamboats strongly populated the river. I liked this setting, because my favourite Mark Twain stories share that stage.
Abner Marsh owns a steamboat company which has not had much luck in the last few years, and a mysterious man, called Joshua York makes him an offer he can’t refuse.
I enjoyed the character development in the novel, especially how the relationship between Joshua and Abner evolves throughout the book.
Looking for a good vampire story novel? I recommend Fevre Dream without any reserves.