Debates and Discussions

Reader: Vampires are sucking the life out of literature

Edward Cullen and his sparkly friends have made vampires very popular today. But for a modern take on vampires with real bite, Cory Casciato suggests you check out Jeanne Stein's Anna Strong vampire series.

If you want to read about vampires at all, that is.

Says Rusty:

One thing about literature these days I never could stomach, all the damn vampires.

Are vampire stories sucking the life-blood out of literature? Post your thoughts below.

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