Anne Billson’s highly praised debut novel, set at the end of the ‘greed is good’ decade, features a gothic love triangle between a man, a woman and the 300-year-old vampire they chopped into easily disposable pieces a decade earlier. But now she’s back, and this time she’s building a bloodsucking empire…
Click on this link for a lovely 2012 write-up of Suckers by Paul D Brazill on his blog You Would Say That, Wouldn’t You.
Here’s another smashing 2012 write-up of Suckers, this time from Eamonn Griffin on his blog Displacement Activity.
And a short but sweet 2012 interview with me by Paul Gallagher of Dangerous Minds, who calls me the ‘New Queen of Horror’.
What people are saying about Suckers on Google Books (mostly quite nice things, fortunately).
Here’s an interview with me about the Swedish vampire movie Let the Right One In (with spoilers!) on We, The Infected, a forum to discuss John Ajvide Lindqvist’s novel and films based on it.
PRAISE FOR SUCKERS
‘…highly praised by Salman Rushdie and others as a sharp and witty satire on the greedy 1980s. And so it was, but that was only part of the story: it is also a gripping adventure yarn, a tale of the nemesis that may lie in store for us if we have ever committed a guilty act, and a delicious character study of an unconventional young woman whose weaknesses (envy, malice, jealousy) only make her all the more charming to the reader. It contains one of the most chilling moments in all vampire literature…’ (Kevin Jackson – Bite, A Vampire Handbook)
‘Billson honours the rules of the genre, then proceeds to have fun with them… Dark, sharp, chic and very funny’ (Christopher Fowler – Time Out)
‘very funny… what holds the book together, gives it its pace and energy, is the bright, unremitting nastiness of our narrator, one Dora Vale’ (Michael Wood – London Review of Books)
‘a superb satirist’ (Salman Rushdie)
‘merits a post position on everybody’s reading list, even those who don’t usually like vampire stories. It isn’t splatter fiction; it’s an honest piece of literature’ (Elliott Swanson – Booklist)
‘a black and bloody celebration of wit, womanhood and slapstick, beautifully sustained to a thoroughly satisfying climax’ (Chris Gilmore – Interzone)
‘a very camp and hugely entertaining vampire novel’ (Christie Hickman – Midweek)
‘wicked and vulgar and unsettling… rollicking knockabout gore… nasty and brutishly funny’
(Patt Morrison – Los Angeles Times)
‘a distinctive, original and refreshing debut, unselfconscious about its genre furniture, but arranging it to suit a very unusual piece of literary architecture’ (Kim Newman – Starburst)
or check out your local amazon – it should be on there too.