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

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    • Abstract:
      Summary: "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.
    • ISBN:
      9781683691433
      1683691431
    • Accession Number:
      2019037437
    • Accession Number:
      on1147799959
      1147799959
    • Accession Number:
      fay.700658
  • Citations
    • ABNT:
      HENDRIX, G. The Southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires. [s. l.]: Quirk Books, 2020. ISBN 9781683691433. Disponível em: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658. Acesso em: 8 ago. 2020.
    • AMA:
      Hendrix G. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Quirk Books; 2020. Accessed August 8, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658
    • APA:
      Hendrix, G. (2020). The Southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires. Quirk Books.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Author-Date:
      Hendrix, Grady. 2020. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Quirk Books. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658.
    • Harvard:
      Hendrix, G. (2020) The Southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires. Quirk Books. Available at: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658 (Accessed: 8 August 2020).
    • Harvard: Australian:
      Hendrix, G 2020, The Southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires, Quirk Books, viewed 8 August 2020, .
    • MLA:
      Hendrix, Grady. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Quirk Books, 2020. EBSCOhost, search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658.
    • Chicago/Turabian: Humanities:
      Hendrix, Grady. The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires. Quirk Books, 2020. http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658.
    • Vancouver/ICMJE:
      Hendrix G. The Southern book club’s guide to slaying vampires [Internet]. Quirk Books; 2020 [cited 2020 Aug 8]. Available from: http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=cat05595a&AN=fay.700658

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 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.

PW Reviews 2020 January #1

When Patricia Campbell, a bored, housewife in 1990s Charleston, S.C., sighs, "Don't you wish that something exciting would happen around here?" she all but invites the chilling horrors that soon enmesh her and her friends in this clever, addictive vampire thriller from Hendrix (We Sold Our Souls). Patricia is one of a clutch of local women who assuage their ennui by forming a book club to discuss pulpy true crime chronicles. Their lives are upended by the arrival of James Harris, an outsider who easily ingratiates himself into their community, bringing an influx of money and good fortune to the town. Patricia alone finds Harris's lack of traditional identification and sensitivity to daylight peculiar. When people begin to disappear, she struggles to convince her friends that Harris is more sinister than he appears. Hendrix draws shrewd parallels between the serial killers documented in the book club's picks and Harris's apparent vampire persona, loading his gruesome story with perfectly-pitched allusions to classic horror novels and true crime accounts. This powerful, eclectic novel both pays homage to the literary vampire canon and stands singularly within it. Agent: Joshua Bilmes, JABberwocky Literary. (Apr.)

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