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Dracula Cha Cha Cha❰Read❯ ➱ Dracula Cha Cha Cha Author Kim Newman – Varanus.us A gothic romance set in Rome , in which Bram Stoker s fictional spawn meet Fellini s paparazzi and a host of other hybrids who you may or may not recognise A gothic romance set in Rome , in which Bram Stoker s fictional spawn meet Fellini s paparazzi and a host of other hybrids who you may or may not recognise.

Dracula Cha Cha Cha Kindle Ê Dracula Cha  PDF \
  • Paperback
  • 304 pages
  • Dracula Cha Cha Cha
  • Kim Newman
  • English
  • 24 February 2018
  • 0671022091

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  1. says:

    Why, why in the name of all that s profane was Dracula Cha Cha Cha retitled Judgment of Tears for the North American market I would never read a book actually titled Judgment of Tears Dracula Cha Cha Cha, on the other hand, that s a title with moxie


  2. says:

    Dracula Cha Cha Cha is brilliant It s fun, exciting, tense and a fantastic addition to the Anno Dracula mythos The setting is Rome in the last 1950s, where Genevieve, Kate and Penny once again find themselves crossing paths with the most famous vampire of them all Dracula The setting itself is without a doubt borrowed from Roman Holiday and Federico Fellini films although I see this one in shiny Technicolor, rather than black and white , but that faded glamour of Rome works so well as Dracula Cha Cha Cha is brilliant It s fun, exciting, tense and a fantastic addition to the Anno Dracula mythos The setting is Rome in the last 1950s, where Genevieve, Kate and Penny once again find themselves crossing paths with the most famous vampire of them all Dracula The setting itself is without a doubt borrowed from Roman Holiday and Federico Fellini films although I see this one in shiny Technicolor, rather than black and white , but that faded glamour of Rome works so well as a backdrop with vampires That fin de si cle element of the original novel, Dracula is fantastically captured here, as the characters go about their business in front of ruins and ancient artefacts and it really feels they re closer to the end of something than the start But the glamour, no matter how faded, means this is a place which calls to people from all over the world, which is great for this author as he gets to bring in a whole cavalcade of references from culture and real world Make no mistake, this is the most Kim Newman of all Kim Newman books Appearing in Dracula Cha Cha Cha in no particular order and using only my memory we have Tony Hancock Charles and Morticia Addams Orson Welles John Huston Michael Corleone Norma Desmond Edgar Allen Poe Herbert West Kirk Douglas Lord Greystoke Cliff Richard Errol Flynn Clark Kent and Winston Churchill With farsubstantial roles from both James Bond and Tom Ripley But what makes it really work in this instance what stops this being just too clever by half glibness is that the murder mystery story is strong enough to support all of this Yes, I love all the references, but it needs the ballast of a real tale and in Dracula Cha Cha Cha we get that.But what I really loved about this story is that it sets itself up loud and proud as feminist horror, it s a vampire tale where the bloodthirsty sisters of darkness are doing it for themselves Yes they are captured and make mistakes, but they are the ones who going to save themselves and stop the evil machinations threatening all There are men involved, but they are old dying heroes, or they re over grown schoolboys like James Bond, or inconsequential cyphers like Tom Ripley It s the women who are important, the women who save the day and it s wonderful.And maybe Dracula Cha Cha Cha being so good is what makes the follow up tale, Aquarius seem such thin offerings It s the trickle of blood on the collar after one has drained the throat of a vibrant adult Here we have Kate trying to solve crimes in south London ten years later and coming across student politics and a Manson esque cult leader The problem in this shorter piece is that the story is frankly anaemic As such Newman s normal tricks the references galore do feel glib and unearned here, just needless showing off It s irritating, rather than engrossing Butthan that, there s a level of vampires intruding into the real world which isn t helpful or clever or called for A big part of the plot hinges Enoch Powell and his Rivers of Blood, but making the race problems of the late 1960s early 1970s about vampires rather than newly arrived immigrants There was a smidgen of that in the first story, where one or two references are made to Hitler having death camps for the vampires It isn t explicitly stated that that was instead of the Jews, but the implication does seem to be there In this second story, the crashing onto real events is as overt and unsubtle as it can be with the Rivers of Blood speech being about actual blood And it just doesn t work Replacing actual human suffering on such an endemic scale with vampires, just feels like it s trivialising and cheapening what really happened, and such a unthinking smartness does leave a sour taste in the mouth after what was the most part a really enjoyable read


  3. says:

    This is the third book in the Anno Dracula series, set in an alternate world where Dracula wasn t defeated in Bram Stoker s book and has spread vampirism across Europe You can largely ignore The Bloody Red Baron for the purposes of this book as it followson from the events and with the characters of the original Anno Dracula.Set in 1959, this book takes to Rome Dracula hasn t been seen in some time but is about to get married to a Princess Naturally, Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes C This is the third book in the Anno Dracula series, set in an alternate world where Dracula wasn t defeated in Bram Stoker s book and has spread vampirism across Europe You can largely ignore The Bloody Red Baron for the purposes of this book as it followson from the events and with the characters of the original Anno Dracula.Set in 1959, this book takes to Rome Dracula hasn t been seen in some time but is about to get married to a Princess Naturally, Charles Beauregard of the Diogenes Club is nearby but having refused to become a vampire he is dying The book focuses on the three vampires who love him, Elder Genevi ve, journalist Kate Reed and former fiancee Penny For many years the focus of their lives have been two men, Beauregard and Dracula but with a vicious murderer on the streets of Rome it looks like their lives are going to change dramatically There are many things in this book that worked rather well Despite the usual vampire silliness, this is actually a very emotional and character driven book It s all about the three women and how they are coping with the events of Anno Dracula so many years later It also contains a decent mystery and I couldn t work out where it was going Like the previous books, Newman does insert lots of contemporary references into the story Hamish Bond, a modern member of the Diogenes Club, is James Bond in all but name with references to Fleming stories and even a subtle moment where he changes from Sean Connery into Roger Moore By 1959 the age of the celebrity had begun and naturally everyone who s anyone is there for Dracula s wedding, whether they are fictional or were real Unlike in Anno Dracula these characters do not alter the plot and mostly only appear at the party.Also included is Anno Dracula 1968 Aquarius , a novelette which sees Kate Reed back in London investigating another murder mystery this time it s a vampire killing warms It is a sort of sequel to the novelette included with The Bloody Red Baron, Anno Dracula 1929, but as ever makes great use of the era for it s themes It also continues Kate Reed s battle with the monster inside, a theme of the main novel, and here she is testedthan ever I did wonder whether Anno Dracula could have much life after two excellent books but it seems it certainly does I think this was my favorite Newman has created a great world and it s fascinating see it develop through time, something which I have rarely seen done before A really enjoyable book


  4. says:

    With Book Three of the Anno Dracula series we reach the late 1950 s and 1960 s A time of European opulence and Mediterranean glamour, epic film making and spy thrillers such as Ian Fleming s James Bond and Len Deighton s Harry Palmer Not to mention vampires.Old Vlad Count Dracula is still around and at the start of the book due to marry again this time to Asa Vajda, Princess of Moldova Kate Reed, vampyrric super reporter and erstwhile secret agent for the mysterious Diogenes Club, is in R With Book Three of the Anno Dracula series we reach the late 1950 s and 1960 s A time of European opulence and Mediterranean glamour, epic film making and spy thrillers such as Ian Fleming s James Bond and Len Deighton s Harry Palmer Not to mention vampires.Old Vlad Count Dracula is still around and at the start of the book due to marry again this time to Asa Vajda, Princess of Moldova Kate Reed, vampyrric super reporter and erstwhile secret agent for the mysterious Diogenes Club, is in Rome to meet old friend Charles Beauregarde, now dying warm blood and his vampire lover Genevieve Dieudonne as well as cover this select event On her arrival Kate soon ends up in trouble First, she meets an old adversary, Penelope Churchward, an old friend turned vampire, now one of Vlad s assistants Secondly, whilst as a guest of Count Kernassy, and his young looking lover Malenka, rising vampire starlet, Kate finds herself witness to their gruesome deaths These are not the only fatalities It seems that the city is in a state of alarm Whilst preparations for the world class event are in hand for the un dead wedding of the century, the mysterious Crimson Executioner is about, messily executing vampire elders Kate finds herself trying to discover why, whilst Genevieve, with the help of un dead superspy, Hamish Bond, finds herself up against Russian spies, assassination attempts and her old nemesis, Vlad, and his assistant Penny.I enjoyed this one a lot Like before, it s that sense of time and place that really works for me in the impeccably imagined world of 1960 s Italy, albeit with added vampires Thoughts of Grace Kelly and Prince Rainier of Monaco, Audrey Hepburn and Gregory Peck, warm weather, sunglasses, espresso and motor scooters infuse this tale throughout Whilst I m not quite sure that the vampires appreciate the sunshine as much as us mere warm bloods, actually something Kim does deal with in the novel it s a nice change from Victorian England and the battlefields of France that we ve encountered in the previous books The 1960 s are cool and this is engagingly retro cool The writing is as lively as ever, the culture references throughout You don t have to have read the earlier books to get a gist of what s going on but I found I did enjoy reading about characters met before and what happens to them here It is a tale of three women and how events have led to this It is also a book with a great deal of closure Originally the last book in the series, there are major developments here, with the death of some key characters and the consequences of those deaths clearly impacting upon the others This highlights the need to move on and to change, in a world that was rapidly changing anyway The point is made that the elder vampires are finding this faster, brighter world with global media coverage difficult to live in.Of course, one example of this change in the 1960 s, go faster, live faster world, is the arrival of the superspy , whose approach to espionage is very different to that previously encountered from the Diogenes Club The epitome of this is the debut of Bond Hamish Bond to this tale He is looked upon with serious disdain by the elder vampires such as Genevieve, as the personification of this act first, think later approach Whilst Bond is working for the Diogenes Club, like Kate and Genevieve, it is quite clear that Bond s world is different from the Victorian world of Kate and the older Genevieve But of course Bond is not the only reference to other metafiction Others I found were references to The Exorcist, Michael Moorcock and many others In addition, the use of real people such as Orson Welles, Arthur C Clarke and Tony Hancock help create a realistic feel to the world that is an alternative to ours.This world building is carefully crafted Not only does Kim show this vampire dominated world with humour privileged airline passengers are offered white mice as part of their in flight meal and other small mammals as an entree at Dracula s Engagement Ball but examines the wider implications of a world run by vampires the Roman Catholic view of vampires in their Holy City, the difficulties of vampires involved in the Cold War negotiations, and so on It s a writer with confidence in his created world, writing with skill.Strangely, one of things that works well again is that, despite the series being entitled Anno Dracula , the titular Count appears very little Though his presence is always there, and his importance to the tale undeniable, our focus is really upon all those around him, and in particular Kate, Genevieve and Penny who each create a different perspective to the events herein This new edition from Titan, like all the previous releases, has an added bonus a novella of Aquarius, set in 1968 As the title may suggest, the story about vampire murder, set at a time of upheaval at the dawning of The Age of Aquarius From the other end of the 1960 s decade, it is all flower power, drugs, swinging London and social revolution and Drakky bashing It s an engagingly written tale, not only being a murder case but also a summary of the zeitgeist of that time mixed with Kim s usual cultural links I enjoyed the link to Christopher Fowler s Bryant and May, nosing around the case.With Dracula Cha Cha Cha we bring to an end the re release of the Anno Dracula books The fourth, Johnny Alucard, is due in April 2013 This moves us towards the next decade, allegedly set in the 1970 s


  5. says:

    Reviewing for Hearts on Fire Reviews Fans of Horror, especially of the Vampiric subgenre, and aficionados of excellent writing, can be thankful to Titan Books for bringing Author Kim Newman s classic trio, the Anno Dracula series, to a broader readership, and introducing readers like myself who missed out on these at first publication, to an outstanding set of books Mr Newman knows his history about as well as any historian and the details he brings to light and to life are extraordinaril Reviewing for Hearts on Fire Reviews Fans of Horror, especially of the Vampiric subgenre, and aficionados of excellent writing, can be thankful to Titan Books for bringing Author Kim Newman s classic trio, the Anno Dracula series, to a broader readership, and introducing readers like myself who missed out on these at first publication, to an outstanding set of books Mr Newman knows his history about as well as any historian and the details he brings to light and to life are extraordinarily accurate Of course, his is an alternate history, an alternate timeline, and so we read details we might have missed in our history textbooks at school Queen Victoria with a new Prince Consort Count Dracula the World War I European Axis Powers, commanded by Count Dracula and so forth Different Yes Always engaging Most definitely.In this installment, it is 1959 in our timeline, the Cold War is frozen, Communists are the enemy, and actress star Marilyn Monroe had converted to Judaism and wed playwright Arthur Miller, author of The Crucible However, in Europe in Mr Newman s Dracula timeline , while Count Dracula prepares for his new marriage to a princess from Moldavia in Eastern Europe, Charles Beauregard, that point man for the covert arm of the British Government, continues to age his vampire love Genevieve, of course, does not age , and journalist Kate Beauregard hunts for the mysterious and elusive Crimson Executioner, a wily murderer seemingly determined to destroy vampire elders in Rome, the site of Dracula s imminent wedding festivities Kate, who is a preciously feisty undead character and heroine, is not the only hunter of this killer Bond is too, on behalf of the British government, and Bond also happens to be undead.I found this series to be excellent on first read, and I often took a moment to ponder throughout But these are also keepers and destined to be re read, and I think many readers will find this so


  6. says:

    Four stars for Dracula Cha Cha Cha and about 3 for the novella appended to this edition, Anno Dracula 1968 Aquarius For Dracula Cha Cha Cha , I m going to echo my update comment here and reaffirm that this is an exceptionally fun, campy, and lively piece of vampire fiction anyone who loves the films of Fellini, Pasolini, even cinema giallo, will have a great time with this book Well etched little cameos abound and Newman continues to draw inspiration from both fiction and real life in a Four stars for Dracula Cha Cha Cha and about 3 for the novella appended to this edition, Anno Dracula 1968 Aquarius For Dracula Cha Cha Cha , I m going to echo my update comment here and reaffirm that this is an exceptionally fun, campy, and lively piece of vampire fiction anyone who loves the films of Fellini, Pasolini, even cinema giallo, will have a great time with this book Well etched little cameos abound and Newman continues to draw inspiration from both fiction and real life in a way that s clever without being too contrived Beloved characters from the first book Genevi ve Dieudonn , Charles Beauregard feature here and I found that an improvement over The Bloody Red Baron , where I really didn t like or care about the protagonists and that lack of caring made it very hard to invest in the somber setting This is a considerably lighter book than volume two it s hard to make world war fun , after all but I think it s better andcohesive in tone I certainly enjoyed itAnno Dracula 1968 Aquarius is less impressive It s a nice little mood piece but there s really not much in the way of plot and some of the scene setting seems too obvious, too stereotypical As always in this series, there are some clever name drops and alternate history twists, but this is thin stuff overall


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    I have slowly been making my way through Kim Newman s splendid Anno Dracula series for the last month or so now, and have totally brought in to his alternative universe history genre mash up Dracula Cha Cha Cha is however without doubt my favourite in the series so far A glorious blood soaked love letter to golden age Italian cinema, I was totally absorbed from page one.The novel references the classic Italian giallo murder mystery movies which featured copious amounts of blood, and which w I have slowly been making my way through Kim Newman s splendid Anno Dracula series for the last month or so now, and have totally brought in to his alternative universe history genre mash up Dracula Cha Cha Cha is however without doubt my favourite in the series so far A glorious blood soaked love letter to golden age Italian cinema, I was totally absorbed from page one.The novel references the classic Italian giallo murder mystery movies which featured copious amounts of blood, and which were early precursors to the slasher genre , as it sees a journalist on the trail of the serial killer dubbed the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in Rome As well as touching on the polizia genre also, the novel is full of references to classic Italian movies, as characters from well known movies make appearances, and entire chapters are also named after films such as The Bloody Pit of Horror, and Cat O Nine Tails It is a feast for Italian genre fans, and all that is missing is its own Ennio Moriccone film score Kim Newman demonstrates an encyclopedic knowledge of this fantastic era in cinematic history, fully understanding what makes it work he brings all of that to this novel For that reason alone I have to award it nothing short of five stars


  8. says:

    The third part of the Anno series A solid and engaging story with the usual clever references This however I found to be a slower and morre difficult read than previous and struggled to get through.If you re a fan you ll love it, if it s not your usual choice of genre you possibly won t.


  9. says:

    Mr Newman does it again,excellent throughout, loved the writing,the carachters and the storybso clever and fresh, utterly brilliant My rating Excellent


  10. says:

    I wanted something fun, frothy and disposable to keep me entertained on a long journey This book did the job perfectly adequately.

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