(I haven’t replied yet to last week’s discussion but I assure you I’ll be replying to all those wonderful comments later tonight after work.)
Vampires were huge a few years ago with the popularity of Stephenie Meyer’s Twilight series. Personally I scoff at sparkly vampires but that’s probably because I do love myself a good vampire. Cold, calculating killing machines are my favourite but I love Anne Rice’s novels as well as some of the newer vampire works like Cameron’s Law. So basically I do appreciate good vampires in fiction but I’m not a fanatic that says all vampires have to be like [x]. I know at a very basic level the origins of vampires in literature but I’m no expert on it.
So what do you think of vampires in general? They were very overdone a few years ago with the Twilight craze but what do you think of their representation in fiction now? Are they still overdone, especially in YA? Do you like vampires in fiction or are you more inclined toward some other supernatural creature? If so, do you have a favourite version of vampire?