Monday, March 17, 2014
BOOK REVIEW: "To Touch The Sun" by Laura Enright
In Laura Enright's novel To Touch The Sun (published by Dagda Publishing), she revisits some old vampire lore: how they were made in WWII (some people have said that before) and how some vamps just want to be human.
Narain left India to become a chef, getting to America by becoming a soldier. But when he's left to die in No Man's Land, he's turned into a vampire but had some differences: he's not feral and can move about in society. He can also drink blood without turning the host.
When his beloved companion Sophie passes away, he findsa new love, the scientist Cassie, but can she hurt him more than he thinks?
And when his old CO--now a bloodthirsty vamp himself--finds him and a killer feral named Boris starts slaughtering people in Narain's home of Chicago, things go from bad to worse.
Ms. Enright wrote a great book with a very emotional lead character. Her knowledge of WWII and India help in enriching the story but, ultimately, it's the emotional tear in Narain's psyche that makes this story so great.
Her talent is vast and can go from a brutal murder on one page and a romantic dance on the next.
For fans of old vampire stories like Dracula and Varney The Vampyre, here's something from this century that you can enjoy...a book where the vamps don't sparkle!
Purchase To Touch The Sun via: