Tuesday, September 05, 2006

To Read: Live Girls

When Bookgasm first reviewed Ray Garton's Live Girls, I dismissed the book. The plot sounds interesting (a reporter recruits a vampire in his effort to bring down the nosferatu-infested porn palace that was responsible for the death of the reporter's loved ones), but the review's description as "more over-the-top than anything approaching scary" lost me.

But when Ed Gorman says that Live Girls is one of two vampire novels (the other being 'Salem's Lot) that you can "put on the same shelf with Dracula and I Am Legend..." well then, Live Girls goes on my reading list.


Anonymous said...

When Ed wrote that, I wondered if he and I read the same book! I haven't had a chance to talk to him about it, but I wonder if he's coming from the angle that it's so different than what had been done before. Which it is.

But I still found it campy. That's not to say I didn't enjoy it, though.

Michael May said...

I'd love to hear what he says. I can tell that he loves the book from the number of times he says he's reviewed it, but that's some fancy freakin' company he's putting it in.

Anonymous said...

I just sold the film rights to LIVE GIRLS this week. After twenty years and MANY false starts, someone is finally going to bring it to the screen.

Thanks for the post, Michael. Appreciate it.

Ray Garton

Michael May said...

Thank you for that update. Good news! Congratulations.


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