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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 Hillgartne Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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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 by 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 by 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 by 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 by John | 1/2/2014

    " A stunning novel. High art. "

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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.