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UNDEAD ALERT! VAMPIRE BOOKS THE NEW RAGE!

When Anne Rice exploded onto the literary scene with the tales of the vampire Lestat, a new genre took flight.  Her series dominated the bestseller charts for the years that followed, until she abandoned her New Orleans mansion, and the dark tales that haunted those shadowed hallways.  Lestat and his kindred lay quietly in their silk lined coffins waiting for a new dark night.

In 2005 they walked again with the release of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight, and the popularity of that novel and the books and movies that followed, breathed new life into the undead and the forces of darkness.

When Seth Grahame-Smith stumbled upon The Secret Journal of Abraham Lincoln, he decided to use the journal as his guide and reconstructed the true life story of our greatest president for the first time-all while revealing the hidden history behind the Civil War and uncovering the role vampires played in the birth and near-death of our nation.  Although Abraham Lincoln is widely revered for saving a Union and freeing millions of slaves, his fight against the forces of the undead has remained in the shadows for hundreds of years. (more…)

Christopher Moore – Fool

(Publisher’s Weekly, Feb. 2)

Publisher’s Weekly called Christopher Moore‘s Fool (HarperCollins) “a cheeky and ribald romp. . . winning, wild and something today’s groundlings will applaud.”

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Christopher Moore – An Introduction

Christopher Moore was born in Toledo, Ohio and grew up in Mansfield, Ohio. His father was a highway patrolman and his mother sold major appliances at a department store. He attended Ohio State University and Brooks Institute of Photography in Santa Barbara. He moved to California when he was 19 years old and lived on the Central Coast until 2003, when he moved to Hawaii.

Before publishing his first novel, Practical Demonkeeping in 1992, he worked as a roofer, a grocery clerk, a hotel night auditor, and insurance broker, a waiter, a photographer, and a rock and roll DJ. Chris has drawn on all of these work experiences to create the characters in his books. When he’s not writing, Chris enjoys ocean kayaking, scuba diving, photography, and sumi-e ink painting. He divides his time between Hawaii and San Francisco.

Moore’s novels typically involve conflicted everyman characters suddenly struggling through supernatural or extraordinary circumstances. Inheriting a humanism from his love of John Steinbeck and a sense of the absurd from Kurt Vonnegut, Moore is a best-selling author with major cult status.

According to his interview in the June 2007 issue of Writer’s Digest, the film rights to Moore’s first novel, Practical Demonkeeping, were purchased by Disney even before the book had a publisher. Nevertheless, the cinematic manifestation of Moore’s novels is yet to be fulfilled: during his book-tour for You Suck (early 2007), in answer to repeated questions from fans over the years, Moore stated that all of his books have been optioned or sold for films, but that as yet “none of them are in any danger of being made into a movie.”

As of June 2006, Moore has been living in San Francisco, California, after a few years’ residence on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

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Christopher Moore – Fool

“This time around, Moore takes on Shakespeare’s King Lear – it’s raunchy and bawdy and TONS of fun.”

He’s turned his laser wit to demons, whales, death and the undead, alpha males, angels, a lust lizard, and even Jesus. Now, Christopher Moore pays homage to one of our most revered cultural icons: Shakespeare. The Fool is Pocket, an orphan raised by nuns who has become jester and trusted confidant of a king with three beautiful, smart, and occasionally dangerous daughters.

Treachery, treason, and murder most foul are afoot at the Lear castle, and Pocket and his apprentice fool, Drool, are caught in the thick of it.

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