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Valentine - Return to Vampire Junction

S. P. Somtow

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ISBN 10: 0980014964 / ISBN 13: 9780980014969
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Paperback. 384 pages. Dimensions: 9.0in. x 6.0in. x 1.0in.The sequel to S. P. Somtows groundbreaking novel Vampire Juniction - voted one of the top 40 horror books of all time - called by Robert Bloch, author of Psycho, the closest thing to a nightmare ever put on paper. This item ships from multiple locations. Your book may arrive from Roseburg,OR, La Vergne,TN. Bookseller Inventory # 9780980014969

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Title: Valentine - Return to Vampire Junction

Publisher: Diplodocus Press

Binding: Paperback

Book Condition:New

Book Type: Paperback

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The sequel to S.P. Somtow's groundbreaking novel "Vampire Juniction" - voted one of the top 40 horror books of all time - called by Robert Bloch, author of "Psycho", "the closest thing to a nightmare ever put on paper."

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Once referred to by the International Herald Tribune as 'the most well-known expatriate Thai in the world,' Somtow Sucharitkul is no longer an expatriate, since he has returned to Thailand after five decades of wandering the world. He is best known as an award-winning novelist and a composer of operas. Born in Bangkok, Somtow grew up in Europe and was educated at Eton and Cambridge. His first career was in music and in the 1970s, his first return to Asia, he acquired a reputation as a revolutionary composer, the first to combine Thai and Western instruments in radical new sonorities. He emigrated to the United States, and reinvented himself as a novelist. His earliest novels were SF. But SF was not able to contain him and he began to cross into other genres. In his 1984 novel Vampire Junction, he injected a new literary inventiveness into the genre, in the words of Robert Bloch, author of Psycho, 'skillfully combining the styles of Stephen King, William Burroughs, and the author of the Revelation to John.' Vampire Junction was voted one of the forty all-time greatest horror books by the Horror Writers' Association, joining established classics like Frankenstein and Dracula. He has also published children's books, a historical novel, and about a hundred works of short fiction. In the 1990s Somtow became increasingly identified as a uniquely Asian writer with novels such as the semi-autobiographical Jasmine Nights and a series of stories noted for a peculiarly Asian brand of magic realism, such as Dragon's Fin Soup, which is currently being made into a film directed by Takashi Miike. He recently won the World Fantasy Award, the highest accolade given in the world of fantastic literature, for his novella The Bird Catcher. His forty-seven books have sold about two million copies world-wide. After becoming a Buddhist monk for a period in 2001, Somtow decided to refocus his attention on the country of his birth, founding Bangkok's first international opera company and returning to music, where he again reinvented himself, this time as a neo-Asian neo-Romantic composer. The Norwegian government commissioned his song cycle Songs Before Dawn for the 100th Anniversary of the Nobel Peace Prize, and he composed at the request of the government of Thailand his Requiem: In Memoriam 9/11 which was dedicated to the victims of the 9/11 tragedy. According to London's Opera magazine, 'in just five years, Somtow has made Bangkok into the operatic hub of Southeast Asia.'

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