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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (430 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Theodore Sturgeon Narrator: Malcolm Hillgartner Publisher: Blackstone Publishing Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2012 ISBN: 9781455194339
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Named one of the Top 40 Horror Books of All Time by the Horror Writers Association, Theodore Sturgeon’s dark and foreboding look at the vampire myth was an instant classic when it was originally published.

Army psychiatrist Philip Outerbridge receives a confidential folder containing the letters, memos, and transcripts for a young soldier named George Smith—a quiet young man with a terrible past and a shocking secret. As Outerbridge conducts George’s therapy, he gradually discovers the truth about George’s traumatic childhood, his twisted romance with an older woman named Anna, and the unusual obsession George keeps hidden from the world.

With the masterful touch that earned him the Hugo and Nebula awards, Theodore Sturgeon creates a character of both unsettling violence and irresistible humanity, eliciting both horror and sympathy.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tina Crisman | 2/12/2014

    " reading e-book on PC "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Douglas P | 1/29/2014

    " One could blurb this short novel, 'If William Faulkner penned 'Dracula', this would be that book' - and in some ways, I'd have to agree. Sturgeon crafts a diligent, experimental study of vampirism, not of a vampire. There are no gothic trappings, no castles, virginal damsels in distress - nor are there any sexual-romantic idlings, which seem to be the mainstay of vampire fiction and film today. The story does take some from the Stoker novel by using a method of telling the story via letters between a military psychiatrist and his superior. And Sturgeon further illuminates the narrative by using interviews, and in the most illuminating element of the book, a journal written by the main character, George. Instead of going for the obvious terrors, Sturgeon weaves a disturbing undercurrent about a man growing up in the Southern backwoods (in a life worthy of inclusion in the Faulkner, O'Connor universe) and how his family shaped him into what he's become. Instead of fangs and bloodletting, the reader is given glimpses into disease and the damage, the subtle elements that gradually seep under the skin, leaving behind that dirty itch that only the best of fiction can give. What is also wonderful is the way Sturgeon opens the book in present 'you and I' tense, and then ends with a similar point of view as it wraps up a dark story with a uniquely odd optimism (well...you be the judge). For a cinematic pairing, try George Romero's 'Martin'. The Centipede Press edition I've read also includes Sturgeon's 'Bright Segment' a nauseous tale that predates King's 'Misery' and is far more sinister than anything I've read in current collections of horror. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 1/5/2014

    " 4.5 stars. Sturgeon's classic take on the vampire myth as only he could do it. Original, provocative and disturbing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 John | 1/2/2014

    " A stunning novel. High art. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jackie | 12/3/2013

    " At least it was short. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cooper Renner | 8/12/2013

    " A peculiar and powerful read, especially considering its provenance--written about 50 years ago by an author principally known for SF. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thomas Baughman | 7/14/2013

    " This is a Freudian epistolary novel about a soldier called George/Bela who drinks blood when he is feeling stressed. It sounds very simple but is really far more complex than the bare bones summary makes it sound. Read it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Daniel | 4/30/2013

    " Shockingly humanist. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pamela | 2/7/2013

    " Theodore Sturgeon had a real understanding of human psychology. His characters are believable and sympathetic, even when they are also disturbing or even repellent. The difference is that Sturgeon makes you understand the characters and their motivations even as you cringe at what they are doing. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Kaethe | 11/13/2012

    " I was too impatient, I absolutely could not stand the build up "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Donna | 5/13/2012

    " This is a strange novel with an unexpected twist. Don't look for your typical vampire here. Even though it is old, Sturgeon's works are classics and this one is worth reading for anyone wanting a comprehensive review of vampire literature. "

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About the Author
Author Theodore Sturgeon

Theodore Sturgeon (1918–1985) is one of the great figures of the golden age of science fiction. He wrote over two hundred stories, several novels, scripts for film and television (including two of the most famous episodes of the original Star Trek), plays, and dozens of nonfiction reviews and essays. His many literary awards include the Hugo, the Nebula, and the International Fantasy Award. His most famous novel, More Than Human, won serious academic recognition as literature, a rarity amongst science fiction works of the 1950s.

About the Narrator

Malcolm Hillgartner is an accomplished actor, writer, and musician. Named an AudioFile Best Voice of 2013 and the recipient of several Earphones Awards, he has narrated over 175 audiobooks.