Fevre Dream by George R R Martin

The September selection is Fevre Dream by George R R Martin.

Book Description

When struggling riverboat captain Abner Marsh receives an offer of partnership from a wealthy aristocrat, he suspects something’s amiss. But when he meets the hauntingly pale, steely-eyed Joshua York, he is certain. For York doesn’t care that the icy winter of 1857 has wiped out all but one of Marsh’s dilapidated fleet. Nor does he care that he won’t earn back his investment in a decade. York has his own reasons for wanting to traverse the powerful Mississippi. And they are to be none of Marsh’s concern—no matter how bizarre, arbitrary, or capricious his actions may prove.

Marsh meant to turn down York’s offer. It was too full of secrets that spelled danger. But the promise of both gold and a grand new boat that could make history crushed his resolve—coupled with the terrible force of York’s mesmerizing gaze. Not until the maiden voyage of his new sidewheeler Fevre Dream would Marsh realize he had joined a mission both more sinister, and perhaps more noble, than his most fantastic nightmare...and mankind’s most impossible dream.

Here is the spellbinding tale of a vampire’s quest to unite his race with humanity, of a garrulous riverman’s dream of immortality, and of the undying legends of the steamboat era and a majestic, ancient river.

 

Editorial Reviews

“A novel that will delight fans of both Stephen King and Mark Twain . . . darkly romantic, chilling and rousing by turns . . . a thundering success.”—Roger Zelazny

“An adventure into the heart of darkness that transcends even the most inventive vampire novels . . . Fevre Dream runs red with original, high adventure.”—Los Angeles Herald Examiner

“Stands alongside Anne Rice’s Interview with the Vampire as a revolutionary work.”—Rocky Mountain News

“Engaging and meaningful.”—The Washington Post Book World


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  • Debbie C

    Really enjoyed the Meetup, book was interesting and enjoyable

    September 13, 2012

  • Connie

    I enjoyed the book very much especially the setting and the time period. I didn't think I would like a book about vampires but I was pleasantly surprised. An easy read for my first book club experience.

    September 12, 2012

  • Craig

    For those who haven't finished (or even started the book) still feel free to come (provided spoilers won't be a problem). The more the merrier; plus you gets vote for next month's book!

    September 11, 2012

    • Connie

      Thank you, Rebecca and Craig! Sounds like a fun night!

      September 11, 2012

    • Rebecca

      Craig may make you recite his book club anthem so come prepared. lol kidding.

      September 11, 2012

  • Elizabeth A.

    I wasn't able to read this in time....I'm going to try and make it next month. :(

    September 10, 2012

  • Connie

    Almost finished this captivating book. I'll be done just in time for the meeting. Can't wait to meet everybody!

    September 9, 2012

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