Wednesday, March 8, 2017
One of the best things about this book is the contrast between Alette the vampire and Senator Duke, the conservative evangelical Christian.
“I happen to believe that immortality ought to make one more sensitive to the plight of the downtrodden, and more apt to work towards the betterment of humanity. Not less. We have the luxury of taking the long view. I know the behavior of some of my kind leaves much to be desired, but please do not judge me by their example.”
Having recently re-read the short stories, I appreciate Alette even more. I do think that unless monsters truly did not have souls, then vampires like Alette would pop-up, just as Senators like Duke in the story show up far more than we’d like.
Published by Grand Central Publishing