This was a delightful and unexpected little volume of haiku that tell the story of a vampire from the time he's turned on the Mayflower to just about the present day. I expected a funny book of assorted little vampire poems, but instead I got a narrative in poetry form that is sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, and sometimes heartbreaking. I also have to give kudos to the book designer. I laughed out loud when I reached the page where William is turned -- and saw the illustrated blood splatters in his "journal." I would have been happier if Mecum had attempted to use an authentic period voice rather than clearly 21st century English, but that didn't ultimately stop me from enjoying the book. I also have to give Mecum points for the Joss Whedon references.