“A reader lives many lives,” James Harris said. “The person who doesn’t read lives but one.” – Grady Hendrix

The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires

Written by Grady Hendrix

Published April 7, 2020

Rating 4/5

Like, My Best Friend’s Exorcism, I had a hard time putting down, The Southern Book Club’s Guide to Slaying Vampires, because it’s just that good. There are so many incredible elements to this book and as I’ve said before with My Best Friend’s Exorcism, I found this to be a cautionary tale of sorts. 

Reading this book also opened the door to a new experience. That being I did a buddy read with one of my best friends, Sadie Black. She had this to say about the book, “This is not your typical vampire novel. On the surface, it seems like a story about a woman trying to rid her community of a vicious killer, but the book has more depth than that. With underlying themes of feminism, the patriarchy and gender roles, this book is worth the read, especially if you’re familiar with Charleston, SC. The imagery and description make you feel like you’re living the experience through Patricia’s eyes. It was a book I had a hard time putting down.” 

Sadie hit the nail on the read and perfectly articulated what I was feeling in my heart and mind. 

I was also in Charleston while reading the book and took a walk around The Old Village. The images above are of Pierates Cruze, which is where our main character Patricia lives. Needless to say I spammed Sadie with a ton of photos.