All Sorts of Weird Stuff: Books

All Sorts of Weird Stuff offers news and information about George R.R. Martin, in particular about his A Song of Ice and Fire series.

"When I was young, I read all sorts of stuff. One week it would be Lovecraft, the next Vance. It was all imaginative literature, or as my dad called it 'Weird Stuff.' It was all 'Weird Stuff.'"

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Fevre Dream

Fevre Dream

A great horror novel that was nominated for the World Fantasy Award for the year it was published. It is, in many ways, the finest vampire novel set in the historical United States—in fact, it’s certainly superior to Anne Rice’s over-rated Interview with a Vampire. Martin’s grasp of atmosphere is impressive and does much to make the story alive. His take on the life of vampires, and particularly his depiction of the relationship between a vampire and a fat, rough but honest southern riverboat captain, is fascinating and without parallel in the sub-genre of vampire horror. Finally, like Mark Twain before him, the author has a clear knowledge and love of the by-gone days of steamboats on the great American rivers which shows itself in his description of the times and the landscapes. Alternately horrifying and touching, the novel is a testament to Martin’s craftsmanship.