Vampire Books That Are Best of All Time | Top 8 Novels About Vampire
Vampires, these blood-sucking creatures are such a hugely discussed topic among people, literature, and cinema that it altogether deserves a separate genre. So, in this article, we are going to read about the 8 vampire books that are best of all time, that are popular in literature, anime, and manga and also helped in producing several popular movies.
Vampire Books That Are Best of All Time | Top 8 Novels About Vampire –
Dracula – Bram Stoker
Bram Stoker’s Dracula is perhaps the most popular book on vampires in literature. It is narrated through letters, newspapers, and diary entries. It does not have a particular protagonist but it begins with Jonathan Harker who is taking a business trip to take shelter at the Transylvania castle of Count Dracula. Harker manages to move out after discovering that Dracula in reality is a vampire. Count moves to England and plagues the town of Whitby. In the end, a small group led by Abraham Van Helsing hunts Count Dracula and kills him.
I Am Legend – Richard Matheson
In this book, the primary character Robert Neville is the last living man on Earth, but he is not all by himself. All the men, women, and children on Earth have turned into a vampire. And, all of them are thirsty for blood, Neville’s blood. During the day Robert is a hunter, stalking the undead through the damages and leftovers of civilization, and during the night, he guards and locks himself in his home and wish for the dawn to arrive. But for how long, will he be able to survive like this?
Interview With The Vampire – Anne Rice
This book follows the story of Louis. He narrates his journey in his own words where he recounts his transformers to a vampire due to t sinister Lestat, and how he got into the life of vampires. He describes the streets of New Orleans, severe moments such as the finding of lost Claudia, the want of not hurting her rather protecting her from the world, but yet he made a vampire out of her.
Louis and Claudia became close and they shared a mutual hatred for Lestat who send them halfway across the world to search for others who are like them. They are in search of understanding of their situation and a place to belong. They travel to Europe and eventually end up in Paris where they meet Armand. Armand introduces them to the society of vampires and Louis and Claudia realized how dangerous it is to be around the same creatures especially when they want to change.
Salem’s Lot – Stephen King
A thousand miles away from the town of Salem’s Lot there are two horrified people, a boy, and a man. They still share an undisclosed secret of those tree-lined streets and clapboard houses. Both of them must return to Salem’s Lot for a last and final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that resides in the town.
Lost Souls – Poppy Z. Brite
At one club in Missing Mile, the children of the night assemble, all dressed in black and looking for acceptance. Among them, there is Ann, who is longing for love, Ghost, who can see what others do not; Jason whose actual name is Nothing and who recently got to know the truth about his father and himself. Three charming hip vagabonds are coming to the club – Molochai, Twig, and Zillah. They are on their lost journey and looking for young flesh to pacify their thirst for blood. They will find it in Jason and Ann and then the journey will begin with horror and rescue.
The Historian – Elizabeth Kostova
On one late night, a young woman while exploring her father’s library came across an ancient book and a cache of yellowing letters, and the letters are written and addressed ominously to the dear and unfortunate successor. Her discovery takes her to a whole different world that she could never even think of – her past and a lot of secrets. The letters offer a connection to one of the darkest powers that humanity has ever been familiar with and to a century-long expedition to find e source of that darkness and obliterate it. It is an adventure for the truth of Vlad the Impaler who is the medieval ruler famous for his barbarous reign that created the basis of Dracula.
Fangland – John Marks
In Fangland by John Marks, Evangeline Harker is a member of staff of the renowned TV show The Hour. She is sent on assignment to Transylvania; she delivers over a story when unknown –emails, coffins, and a creepy man named Torgu come down to the New York office. This book is very interesting and well accepted by fantasy, vampire, and horror lovers.
Anno Dracula – Kim Newman
1888- Queen Victoria has remarried the Wallachian Prince who is also known as Count Dracula. The novel is sprinkled with known characters from Victorian fiction and history. It follows Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club and vampire Genevieve Dieudonne as they struggle to resolve the secrecy of the Ripper murders. Anno Dracula is a book that blends politics, horror, romance, and mystery to form an extraordinary and persuasive alternate history.