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Publisher's Summary

Named one of the Top 40 Horror Books of All Time by the Horror Writers Association, Theodore Sturgeon’s dark and foreboding look at the vampire myth was an instant classic when it was originally published.

Army psychiatrist Philip Outerbridge receives a confidential folder containing the letters, memos, and transcripts for a young soldier named George Smith - a quiet young man with a terrible past and a shocking secret. As Outerbridge conducts George’s therapy, he gradually discovers the truth about George’s traumatic childhood, his twisted romance with an older woman named Anna, and the unusual obsession George keeps hidden from the world.

With the masterful touch that earned him the Hugo and Nebula awards, Theodore Sturgeon creates a character of both unsettling violence and irresistible humanity, eliciting both horror and sympathy.

©1988 Theodore Sturgeon Literary Trust (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

Critic Reviews

“Sturgeon’s stories are treasures.” (Carl Sagan)
“The magic of Theodore Sturgeon’s writing lies in his understanding of the many ways there are to be human.” (Larry Niven)
“A master storyteller certain to fascinate.” (Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.)

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sturgeon's horror masterpiece

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excellent story. truly haunting. I don't want to say too much because i don't want to give it away.

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Excellent non-scifi Sturgeon

I read this long ago and thought it was excellent and still think so. Its a Silence of the Lambs kind of thing, though not a serial killer story. Very much a psychological investigation with some disturbing revelations. But do not think it will be a SF novel.

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Incredible

This was an amazing and fast read. There were several areas I replayed just because the terminology was unfamiliar. If you’re the sort of person who wants to know WHY someone or something is then this is a choice for you.

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Not what you're expecting

Throw a different title or even cover art on it and you'd be fine. This is not a vampire book, or really even horror. It's more of a psychological deep-dive into the mind of a twisted, emotionally stunted hemophage. Not a bad listen/read, almost the written version of a found footage film, just don't hold your breath for a big supernatural reveal.

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THE FATHER

With the exception of the very beginning and the very end, this story is told through letters and telegrams. It is exceptionally well written, intelligently done, and gets creepier as it goes along. I would not say it is exceptionally scary, yet it is troubling. It is a mystery. You might find yourself having empathy for a killer. I promise you will not be bored.

Narrator does an excellent job.

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Disturbing and fantastic.

I went looking for a literal vampire book and this came up. While the search engine was incorrect, the story was great.
I strongly suggest this to anyone who enjoys a bit of mystery and psychology.

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Before "Science Of The Lambs" there was this.

This masterwork by Theodore Sturgeon is incredible. a hidden gem expertly written and narrated. the language and the format works well. The story creeps up on you slowly. It reads with a sense of voyeurism that allows us to get into the head of a disturbed individual as his psychiatrist discovers who this person really is. if you like horror and thrillers, I highly recommend "Some of Your Blood".

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Well laid out

my first read by this author, will be looking For More. The third person story he wrote about himself was haunting

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Fascinating

Sturgeon really is a master of stories. Not sci-fi but quite Interesting none the less.

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my first by Sturgeon!

the narrator hit this one out of the park. epistolary novels can be rough as audiobooks but this was brilliantly conveyed. the story is haunting, surreal, and anymore but unbelievable. a good any season horror.

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  • 06-06-19

Well written & told, a believable and frightening vampire story. I would recommend it to fans of the genre.

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  • 01-11-22

Not sure I get the point of this at all!

Don’t waste your valuable time on this one. The booj meandered from start to finish and I fail to see what the point of the tale was. It was categorised as a horror/thriller. I can tell you it was neither. The book was more of a sad recount by phsyciactric professionals
of a mixed up kid who grew up in a house with a drunken violent father and developed a taste for blood in to adulthood. That’s it!