Sunday, June 24, 2012

Burden Kansas (Alan Ryker)

My apologies for the recent delay in posting. It's wedding season (other people's, not mine), and I've been traveling on most of the weekends that I haven't been working. Finally playing catch-up with my own life now =)

Overall: 4.4
  • Plot: 5/5
  • Originality: 4.5/5
  • Language: 3.4/5
  • Believability: 4.8/5
Burden Kansas by Alan Ryker

Vampires are not sexy or sensitive.

Hungry, bloody and stinking of the grave, they hunt the dry Kansas plains, taking what they want until they cross rancher Keith Harris. Keith is a damaged man who's always made the hard decisions others couldn't. As the two forces battle for survival, the lines between man and monster begin to blur. How much of a community's burden of sin can one man take on before becoming a monster himself?

With Burden Kansas, Alan Ryker provides a contemporary novella of vampire horror written in the minimal voice of the western. Burden Kansas is more entertaining, disturbing and thought-provoking than you thought a vampire western could be.
Genre: Horror
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In a small town in Kansas, cattle are getting attacked. Some are torn apart, while others get away with a little blood loss and some strange sort of virus. The target of the contagion isn't bovine, after all: it's human. Keith Harris, an angry man with a weak sense of self control, is the first to come across the vampires, and his actions set off a twisted chain of events that delves into the darkness lurking within us all.


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