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NinthWanderer

NinthWanderer

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Vampire Stories - Robert Eighteen-Bisang,  Arthur Conan Doyle Conan Doyle? Vampires? Oh, yeah. I stumbled across this in Hastings' New Fiction section and just couldn't resist, especially since I had $45 in store credit burning a hole in my pocket.

"The American's Tale" -- A cowboy type in Old West Arizona runs afoul of a giant, man-eating plant. Rather a stretch to call this a vampire story, but it's a nice, pulpy yarn nonetheless. Interestingly, Conan Doyle chose to tell the story entirely in dialogue, mostly using the stylized dialogue of an uneducated American. At first, I kept hearing a Cockney accent in my head, but after a page or two started hearing Buddy Ebsen instead.