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by Jonathan Nasaw

A member of a group of "blood addicts" living in Northern California, horror novelist Nick Santos first enjoys the incredible world of these modern-day vampires, until a growing madness and murderous rage make him resolve to end his addiction.
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ISBN: 0525940669
ISBN13: 978-0525940661
Category: Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Author: Jonathan Nasaw
Language: English
Publisher: Dutton Adult; First Printing edition (April 1, 1996)
Pages: 352 pages
ePUB size: 1594 kb
FB2 size: 1676 kb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 582
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The World On Blood...oh how you have confused and frustrated me over the past two weeks. This was one of those books that I simply HAD to finish...but couldn't really bring myself to read more than a chapter at a time - until the last three chapters which I read rather rapidly.

This book was exhausting and infuriating while being well written with a great just didn't capture me.
TWOB was written from several point of views - that of the main character Nick Santos, his reverend, James Whistler, Lourdez Perez, and other minor characters. Maybe this is what lost my interest.

I've enjoyed books from several perspectives before, but Nasaw didn't allow me to feel connected to any one of the characters. This was extremely frustrating, as I tried so hard to connect and feel attached to any-friggin-one.

The pregnancy situation was also bizarre and unrealistic. There is no freaking way I would look at an attractive addict and say "hmmm, great genes for a father." Really?! I mean, I love me some good crazy books with no realistic component however this book was meant to be based in our world - without any "real" paranormal elements. That being said, a lot of the novel didn't unfold organically.

And for those of you who haven't yet read the book - these "vampires" are more like glorified meth-addicts. I loved the idea behind the "realistic vampire." It was unique and fresh - but again missed the mark in a way that I can't exactly place my finger on. Maybe it was the baby blood thing? The lack of violence? The odd relationships and unexplained characters?

That being said, I adored the last three chapters and they alone made me want to read the next book - if only my library has it available. I finally felt a connection with some of the characters, even if I didn't understand a lot about them, and I am compelled to find out whether or not Nick's baby is a vampire...but I may just google it.
I read this book as a teenager and it was always one that stuck with me. I wanted to reread it again, and while it didn't have the same thrill as reading as a teen as it was "forbidden", it was still a great book.
This is an amazing book, a friend turned me on to it, and I could not put it down, I had to buy my own copy! READ THIS BOOK!!!
This book is really about addicts. The main difference being instead of getting high on alchol or drugs - they get high on blood. In the beginning of the book some of the "vampires" are trying to give up blood in an AA type arrangement. They self destruct from within and from there on it's all down hill.
I found this a depressing book full of very self indulgent characters. In the end I didn't really care what happened to them. Let them overdose on blood and make the world a better place. Nasty I know, but that's the effect this book had on me.
It gets 2 stars for an original idea, but I wouldn't read any more about these people again given the choice.
Nasaw takes the vampire legend down new path and hits it out of the park. He tackles head on what Hollywood only hints at: blood is an aphrodisiac. Lots of sex, lots of blood, and lots of humor. What more could you ask for. If you're a vampire freak you will love this book.
Amazing book! Incredible perspective and entirely under appreciated! I highly recommend this book.
What a difference a decade (plus) makes. I read TWOB when it was first published and I loved it with a burning firey passion. I put it on my keeper shelf because I was certain I would want to savor it again at a future date. So here we are 16 years later's definitely lost some of it's charm. I still, solid 4 stars liked it; but it definitely didn't come close to my previous 5 star appraisal.

I think what I originally liked about TWOB was the original approach it took towards vampirism. It's still fairly original, looking at vampirism as basically a genetic abnormality that causes the afflicted to get wonderously high on blood, with baby blood being the ultimate crack snack. But of course back when I first read it, vampires hadn't yet become quite so popular and vampire books were not a dime a dozen.

On my second reading I found that the story was slow to build and I was reminded that I did not particularly like the characters. I didn't dislike them either, I was just sort of "meh" about the whole entourage (accept for Selene, I always liked Selene). I did warm up to everyone (who lived) by book's end and I will re-read the sequel "Shadows".

There was lots of blood which was mostly "ewww" and there was lots of sex involving a multitude of characters, none of whom I found particularly attractive and many that I found decidely unattractive, so that also was mostly "ewwww". Still it was entertaining. I rounded up to 4 stars for originality, especially in light of publication date.
I was buying sunblock last year on my way to South Carolina for a week-long vacation when I realized that I had nothing to read on the beach! I was walking past the cheesy paperback shelf in the drug store when I accidentally picked up this book. I figured it was going to be another one of the endless bad vampire books I have read in my life but to my surprise it was thought-provoking and intense, the characters so well written that the reader is drawn into the life of almost every single one of them. I could not believe how good this book was! And what a stroke of genius it was by Nasaw to combine witches and vampires in the same saga. When I got to the end I read it again from the start and enjoyed it even more than I did the first time. I can't wait to read the sequel!