Vampires of Avonmouth

Adult
Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
2087. Everything changes for David when a ship arrives from West Africa, carrying a vampire who hungers not for blood but mental energy. As she hunts those around him, David struggles to protect her ultimate prey - the woman he falls in love with, despite himself. For David is carrying his own monstrous secret inside. If he fails, she will lose her mind. Literally. More
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About Tim Kindberg

I'm a writer from Bristol, UK. My books reflect my fascination with the world and its mysteries - not mysticism, but genuine philosophical enigmas. Do you know how this world goes? Me neither.

I'm a fan of JG Ballard, Philip K. Dick, Rupert Thompson, JP Sartre, and existentialist writing in general.

By day I work at the intersection of digital technology and the arts, building new platforms towards a more sustainable and inclusive world. And I blog sceptically about AI, blockchain and other spurious technologies. Check out my personal pages https://champignon.net and company website https://matter2media.com.

Please follow me on Twitter at @timkindberg and Instagram at @tim.kindberg.

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Reviews of Vampires of Avonmouth by Tim Kindberg

migbee reviewed on Jan. 3, 2021

I thought the vampire genre had been pretty much done to death, perhaps even a stake firmly driven through its heart. However, Kindberg avoids the Transylvanian clichés and finds a distinctive new angle with African vampires and has plenty to say in his journey beyond the analogue and digital into a convincingly constructed dystopian future world. With a heady mix of legend, witchcraft, AI, and a population sedated by consumerism, there is a quest underlying the action and we are left guessing to the conclusion, who really is the hunter and who the prey, who can be trusted and who will survive. This can be read as just a good story, but Kindberg weaves into the action questions about the nature of consciousness, free will, love and plenty more. There are even nods to the Turing test, and Conrad’s Heart of Darkness; never a bad thing. I would possibly have preferred the seriousness leavened with a bit more humour, but in the film of this intensely visual book, there will be a wonderful sight gag to play with as a robot has to continuously regenerate in different humanoid forms for reasons you will discover when you read this book. The most enjoyable vampire book I have read since Barnham’s, “Among the Living”.
(reviewed 56 days after purchase)
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