Rated 4.00/5 based on 1 review
Anne Billson's debut novel, described by Christopher Fowler in Time Out as "dark, sharp, chic and very funny", is set at the end of the "greed is good" decade, and features a gothic love triangle between a man, a woman and the 300-year-old vampire they chopped into easily disposable pieces a decade earlier. But now she's back, and this time she's building a bloodsucking empire... More
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  • Category: Fiction » Horror » Undead
  • Words: 86,980
  • Language: English
  • ISBN: 9781465952448
About Anne Billson

Anne Billson is a film critic, novelist, photographer, screenwriter, film festival programmer, style icon, wicked spinster, evil feminist, and international cat-sitter. She has lived in London, Cambridge, Tokyo, Paris and Croydon, and now lives in Antwerp. She likes frites, beer and chocolate.

Her books include horror novels Suckers, Stiff Lips, The Ex, The Coming Thing and The Half Man; Blood Pearl, Volume 1 of The Camillography; monographs on the films The Thing and Let the Right One In; Breast Man: A Conversation with Russ Meyer; Billson Film Database, a collection of more than 4000 film reviews; and Cats on Film, the definitive work of feline film scholarship.

In 1993 she was named by Granta as one of their Best Young British Novelists. In 2012 she wrote a segment for the portmanteau play The Halloween Sessions, performed in London's West End. In 2015 she was named by the British Film Institute as one of 25 Female Film Critics Worth Celebrating.

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Reviews of Suckers by Anne Billson

Tim Sadleir reviewed on April 25, 2012

I thoroughly enjoyed this vampire novel which, despite its now rather dated setting, is a breath of fresh air after the mopey teen romance of the Twilight saga.
This is vampire literature as it's supposed to be: gripping and scary, and with lashings of blood. That it provides a few laughs and and delivers a satire on 1980s greed is very much a bonus.
Dora is a rather flawed heroine - you wouldn't necessarily want her as your best friend, and don't even think about beating her office on a London flat - and I do have to wonder if Duncan is worth all the effort, but this cracks along at a decent pace and, if I'm honest, was much better than I was expecting it to be. Roll on the sequel!
(reviewed 40 days after purchase)
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