Later, I took a writing class and wanted to write something with vampires in it, but the teacher tried to talk me out of it. She said vampires had been done too much. Nothing new could revive the tired concept. Actually I finally wrote the short story under her guidance and it became a shambles.
Anne Rice came along with her vampire tales and proved the writing teacher wrong. I read The Vampire Lestat first and then Interview with Vampire. Didn’t care much for Queen of the Damned. But 2 out of 3 is not bad.
With the advent of the Twilight series, vampires are everywhere. My daughter is a great fan of Edward and recently has gotten me to read Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare, which has some vampires in it. Actually I was more interested I the steampunk aspect.
Yesterday, I watched on Netflix Let Me In and found it to be a 5 star movie. What makes it good is the vampire aspect is not the central theme. The story is about a lonely boy, Owen, who’s confronted daily by bullies. His mother’s an alcoholic and his father’s shacked up with a woman named Cindy. New tenants move in next door. In their first meeting, Abby, who looks like a twelve year old girl (more or less), warns him that he doesn’t want to be friends with her. Despite her quirkiness, like not being out in the day time, going barefooted in the snow, Owen accepts Abby for who she is, another lonely soul, trying to get by in life.
Enough of my vampire stories, what’s your take on this biting subject?