Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Book Review: "The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles" by Ray Rhamey

Being a cat person and a fan of urban fantasy, I was intrigued by the the title of this book. It did not disappoint. It introduces us to Patch, a calico cat, with an attitude.  On his way to a romantic encounter with a Persian, he was attacked and turned into a vampire kitty. His apologetic attacker becomes his associate and together they navigate the world of newbie vamps.

The author gives us a new slant on some of the classic plot lines in vampire classics. They include the an anti vampire preacher, the angry mob he inspires, and  power struggles in the vamp community. Told from Patch's perspective these cliche moments become fresh and new. 

A cat person will see flaws in the way people interact with Patch. It takes a while for a cat' associate to know what its facial expressions or meows mean. Everyone who met Patch seemed to know immediately.

"The Vampire Kitty-cat Chronicles" might not win any awards as great literature. However, it is a fun filled, tongue in cheek satire that both cat and vamp lovers should appreciate. It gets four stars from me.


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