24 August 2014

Book Review ~ To Touch The Sun, by Laura Enright


Available on Amazon US and Amazon UK

I’m not usually a fan of vampire novels, so they have to be a bit different to hold my attention. To Touch The Sun, by Laura Enright was different. I liked the linking back to the horrors of the First World War – and the pseudo-science I was almost starting to believe.

Adding a clever twist to all the popular vampire legends, Laura shows how even a well-worn genre can still carry a good story. I did find myself wondering how a vampire could become a successful chef without ever seeing the sun – or how scientists could so easily accept some really challenging ideas - but part of the fun of the genre is to not take itself too seriously.

Well paced, with plenty going on, I found this an easy and engaging read that kept me guessing. The door has of course been left open for a much needed sequel, as there are still many questions. Sleep well – and don’t have nightmares!  

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About the Author

Laura Enright is the author of "Chicago's Most Wanted™ The Top 10 Book of Murderous Mobsters, Midway Monsters, and Windy City Oddities" and "Vampires' Most Wanted The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities."  Youn can find out more about Laura's books on her website http://www.laura-enright.com/ and find her on Twitter @laura_enright

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the nice review, Tony. I'm glad you liked it. To answer one curiosity, in the case of Narain being a chef without ever seeing the sun, that's one reason he brought Dom into the business (after Sophie was too old to continue as manager). Dom can attend to whatever business needs to be attended to during the day. One of the things I tried to have fun with in the series as a whole is the inconveniences that vampirism might pose. This is one of them. And Dom's willingness to cover for his friend adds a special element to the friendship. The sequel is ready (as is books three and four). Hopefully it won't be much longer before it's released. Cheers!

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