Friday, April 13, 2012


by John Marks
385 pages

This is about a news show called The Hour, which appears to be a fictional version of 60 Minutes.  An associate producer, Evangeline Harker, travels to Romania to vet Ian Torgu, an Eastern European crime lord, for a possible interview.  Torgu kidnaps her, and she turns up several months later in a monastery, very different than she was when she left.  In the meantime, strange things start to happen at The Hour.  Strange voices start to appear on digitized videos, and many employees start to act strange.

I wasn't a big fan of this book.  Though some of the ideas in this book are intriguing, like vampirism being spread through words instead of through direct physical contact, I feel like the author attempted to do too much.  He tried to make it too "literary."  I just didn't get it.  I also thought that Evangeline was really stupid in the beginning.  None of this would have happened if she had just used a tiny bit of common sense.

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