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A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A virus that turns people into something somehow more than human quickly sweeps the world, upending society as we know it.This panoramic thriller begins with one small mystery. The body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, walks out of the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult the local police, it's a bizarre medical mystery.More bodies, dead of a mysterious disease that solidifies their blood, are brought to the morgue, and disappear. In a futile game of catch-up, the CDC, the FBI, and the US government must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world.Impossibly strong, smart, poised, beautiful, and commanding, these vampires reject the term as derogatory, preferring the euphemistic "gloamings." They quickly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society: sports, entertainment, and business. Soon people are begging to be 're-created,' willing to accept the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. The stakes change yet again when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, decides to do what none of his kind has done before: run for political office.This sweeping yet deeply intimate fictional oral history--told from the perspectives of several players on all sides of the titular vampire uprising--is a genre-bending, shocking, immersive and subversive debut that is as addictive as the power it describes....

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ISBN : 9780316561686
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 432 pages
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A People's History of the Vampire Uprising Reviews

  • Susan

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven, alternating between being really interesting and even exciting and really, really boring. I didn't find it especially clever or engaging but it was alright. One element that I did appreciate was the political aspect. When monsters run for public office and you vote them in, don't be surprised when ...more

  • Suzy

    The multiple perspectives got a bit repetitive and confusing, but I really enjoyed the concept of this book. Overall, an entertaining read and I appreciated a fresh new story of vampire uprisings!

  • Tasha Robinson

    This one was a bit frustrating. A sort of vampire version of World War Z, it starts off telling the story of the rise of vampires in the modern era from a bunch of different points of view — a CDC scientist researching the new virus that mimics all the traditional signifiers of vampirism, a priest who's part of a vampire-killing cabal, the new head of the FBI's vampire crimes task force, and so forth. It's written in the kind of close, real-world detail of Mira Grant's Newsflesh books, or the be ...more

  • Emily Saint-Smith

    I found myself wondering if I was suffering from some strange new illness which infects the mind as pretty much every review I've read of People's Uprising has been positive, if not gloaming - er, glowing.

    However, the members of my book club have reassured me I am not crazy - this book is bad. Badly written and even worse, badly edited.

    The biggest problem is in its structure. To all writers out there thinking about creating their own version of a multi-account fictional history: if you don't k
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  • Rose

    Boy, it's been a long time since I binge-read something, rather than serially reading it along with a stack of 4-6 other things. But I blew through A People's History of the Vampire Uprising in less than 24 hours. I gave it 3 stars, but that's provisional. Still trying to figure out what I think of it. It started out reminding me of World War Z but then kind of devolved into the Da Vinci Code. The first part worked much better than the latter part did.

    I was riveted and read it almost without sto
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  • ᎤᎶᎩᎳ

    Full Disclosure: I won this book in a Goodreads giveaway.

    Let me start with all the things I liked about this book. It had excellent world building. The Gloamings felt as menacing as I think they were intended to be. Actually the Gloamings were some of the best characters in the book even though you very rarely got to read the story from their side.

    What I didn't like was that all the character point of view chapters mostly read the same. There wasn't much difference in each characters voice. So m
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  • Tracy

    This was well thought out and great dry humor - for example, all the Taylor Swift references ;)

    I was really intrigued by watching society developing laws and being "forced" to accommodate the vampire way of life. Love the very discrete references to Anne Rice as well.

  • Yolanda Sfetsos

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires.

    The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scott from the CDC. When she goes to a border town in Arizona, she discovers people are disappearing from the morgue, which leads her to a new blood virus and the Gloamers...

    I have to admit that the book started out pretty well. It was interesting, and I was definitely intrigued. I was enjoying Lauren's
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