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Vampire a Go-Go
Allen is a hapless grad student on the verge of academic probation at Gothic State University, an odd little institution on the rocky Pacific shores of Oregon. There is not much that can be done to salvage his GPA—except to redeem himself by accompanying the eccentric Dr. Evergreen and his cold, enigmatic wife on a research trip to Prague. Allen is none too excited to spend the summer with a professor known campus wide as a cranky taskmaster who stinks of bad cigars and gin—but Dr. Evergreen ends up being the least of his problems. Narrated by the all-knowing ghost of long-dead alchemist and conman Edward Kelley. Like Edward Kelly years ago, Allen simply doesn’t realize what he’s getting into, and an unforgettable cast of characters adds to the chaos. There’s a trio of witches who may not actually have magical powers, a gun-toting squad of Jesuit priests set on doing the will of the Church, and Allen’s best friend Penny—the pretty girl-next-door who also happens to be a werewolf. A deranged sorcerer and supernatural seductress add to the danger of a quest for an ancient device with the capacity to restore life itself.
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I haven’t read a truly ‘laugh out loud’ book in a very long time. Lately its been all romance for me. When my aunt gave me Vampire a Go Go, I didn’t think I would like it, but boy was I wrong.
Victor Gischler takes us on an action packed journey through Prague. Where the main character Allen finds him self the interest of everyone there. Allen thinking that he was only in Prague to help the Doctor do some research, finds him self in the middle of a hunt for the philosophers stone. Being seduced and kidnapped by a few witches, almost killed by a machine gun carrying priest, Allen just wants to go home, but hes to involved.
I really enjoyed the little bit of history that was added into the story. Of course it’s not all fact, but it’s obvious that Victor Gishler did some kind of research while writing.
Vampire a Go Go is a lot of lighthearted fun. Is this a must read, no not really. Are there some mistake, yes, dialog isn’t great and you don’t really get to know the characters. But it will make you laugh and get some insight on some Renaissance history.
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