onsdag 21 september 2022

The southern book club´s guide to slaying vampires av Grady Hendrix


This funny and fresh take on a classic tale manages to comment on gender roles, racial disparities, and white privilege all while creeping me all the way out. So good. Zakiya Dalila Harris, author of The Other Black Girl. Now in paperback, Steel Magnolias meets Dracula in this New York Times best-selling horror novel about a women's book club that must do battle with a mysterious newcomer to their small Southern town. Bonus features: Reading group guide for book clubs Hand-drawn map of Mt. Pleasant Annotated true-crime reading list by Grady Hendrix And more! Patricia Campbell s life has never felt smaller. Her husband is a workaholic, her teenage kids have their own lives, her senile mother-in-law needs constant care, and she s always a step behind on her endless to-do list. The only thing keeping her sane is her book club, a close-knit group of Charleston women united by their love of true crime. At these meetings they re as likely to talk about the Manson family as they are about their own families. One evening after book club, Patricia is viciously attacked by an elderly neighbor, bringing the neighbor's handsome nephew, James Harris, into her life. James is well traveled and well read, and he makes Patricia feel things she hasn t felt in years. But when children on the other side of town go missing, their deaths written off by local police, Patricia has reason to believe James Harris is more of a Bundy than a Brad Pitt. The real problem? James is a monster of a different kind and Patricia has already invited him in. Little by little, James will insinuate himself into Patricia s life and try to take everything she took for granted including the book club but she won t surrender without a fight in this blood-soaked tale of neighborly kindness gone wrong.

Bokomslag och beskrivning av bokens handling hämtad från Adlibris.

Har läst två av författarens böcker innan denna, och inte riktigt gillat dem, men denna däremot gillade jag. Sen hade jag tänkt läsa den men efter att ha hört mycket gott om denna plus att den var Ashas (Youtubekanal Reading with Toby) favortibok från 2021 som jag valde att läsa under Augusti månad.

Jag gillade både att den tidsepok den var satt i plus att det var ett antal hemmafruars bokklubb vi fick läsa om och grannar och monster etc, altl klickade och jag tyckte mycket om den.

Sen som bonus kan jag säga att detta var en bok som passade mig som ljudbok (jag har en del problem med vissa ljudböcker men denna fick jag inte de problemen med) jag tappade inte koncentrationen på den när jag lyssnade på den, så det blev inte en förvirrande lyssning denna gång.

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