By John Marks
(Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780143112532, 400pp.)
Publication Date: January 29, 2008
Other Editions of This Title: MP3 CD
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As the popularity of Elizabeth Kostova's bestselling The Historian proves, there's always an audience bloodthirsty for quality, page-turning horror. Now, in a marvelously horrifying turn, John Marks-a former 60 Minutes producer-sinks his satirical teeth into twenty-first- century media. In Fangland, Evangeline Harker is an employee of the legendary TV news magazine The Hour. Sent on assignment to Transylvania, she delivers more than a story when mysterious e-mails, coffins, and a creepy guy named Torgu descend on the New York office. This darkly funny tale will appeal to vampire and horror aficionados as well as anyone who's fed up with what passes for "news" today.
The former bureau chief of U.S. News & World Report in Berlin, where he lived for five years, John Marks has written for The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal, among other publications. He holds an M.F.A. from the Writers' Workshop at the University of Iowa and is currently a domestic correspondent at U.S. News & World Report. He lives in New York City.
"Fangland is the rare real thing. . . . It'll grab you and not let go."
-Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler's Wife
"John Marks has written the best vampire novel since . . . Interview with the Vampire."
-The Buffalo News
"Love and death, sex and violence, satiric wit and genuine horror: Fangland has it all."
-Keith Donohue, author of The Stolen Child