Hide Me Among the Graves by Tim Powers

The simple pitch for this book is something like the pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood have adventures with vampires! so of course I loved it. I love Christina Rossetti as a poet, and she’s a pretty great fictional character too. The characters are a mix of real figures and made up people. There’s a very good balance between playing with history and adding excitement. The story covers decades, but it works. Considering how complicated the plot gets what’s happening is always remarkably clear. Power’s has an interesting take on vampire mythology that feels fresh, while still natural with the superstitions of the times. I enjoyed the references to the literary worlds the characters frequented, but I think the plot holds, and that it’s still a fun time for someone who wasn’t an English major. This was a great book.

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