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by Jody Scott
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Paperback: 208 pages
Publisher: Ace Books
must read, December 23, 2003 Reviewer: Tachi (Bay Area, CA)
i found this book among a pile of old books sittin in a dusty garage. and i chose to read it, and im so glad i did. this is the only book i know about that attempts to desribe vampires in a new light. and what a great one at that! it's not all about blood and gore and all that bs that hollywood chooses to feed the majority of us. this book provides a lot more than that artificial material. i enjoyed it very much and it might not be a famous book, but it's famous in my list of recommendations.
what happened to this author?, March 30, 2002
Reviewer: A reader (San Francisco)
And why isn't this book famous? I read this about ten years ago and still open it up to re-read it from time to time. This is such an amazing book. I find it hard to imagine that Jody Scott has written nothing else besides "Passing for Human" so I am wondering if this is a pseudonym and if so, who is Jody Scott really. This book was written by a true writer, and it's inconceivable to me that this is all there is.
First, this is not a vampire novel per se. Jody Scott uses this device plus some others (sci-fi, comic books, fantasy, feminist lit) to make a point about humanity and the way we live our lives. It's very powerful and makes some strong, strong pronouncements about how we waste our lives and allow ourselves to be brainwashed and led away from the things that are truly important. The introduction by Theodore Sturgeon mentions that love is everywhere, and that's definitely a central theme. But it's also fun - amusing and witty and so well-written. It was deeply engaging and enthralling. So here's the premise: Sterling is a 700-year-old vampire who has lived many lives and is a bit tired of them all, but she nevertheless mourns the loss and grandeur of her previous lives. Her current one is as a hard-sell ballroom dance manager (if it had been written today instead of 1984, I suppose Scott might have chosen a gym instead of ballroom dance). An alien named Virginia Woolf (get it?) crash-lands into her life and infuses it with romance and adventure and the lust for life. But Sterling is having trouble letting go of the pain of her existence.
This book is a sequel of sorts to "Passing for Human," which I didn't enjoy as much. "I, Vampire" can stand on its own.
Witty science fiction and deserving of reprinting, August 23, 1998
Reviewer: A reader
I, Vampire is diverting, amusing, and witty as it skewers the pretensions of the human race. Jody Scott is a marvel. She perhaps surpasses her earlier novel, Passing for Human, weighing in mightily with both comedic and archly dark observations. Her prose zings and sparkles and wryly digs into popular culture.
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