Picks and Pans Review: The Last Vampire
Miriam, the beautiful vampire from The Hunger, is back, and not just for blood. She wants to be a mom, but if she doesn't find an eligible daddy vampire soon, it may be too late: A squad of crack vampire killers is out to exterminate her kind. Still, she longs to do some necking with one of them, a CIA agent named Paul.
Some scenes are laughably contrived, but at least Strieber labels this book fiction, unlike Communion, the "true" story of his kidnapping by aliens. The ridiculous parts can be fun, though: Miriam runs a Goth dance club, and Paul frets that the government will label vampires an endangered species. Oddest of all, Miriam hints that she killed real-life magician Doug Henning. (Pocket, $24.95)
Bottom Line: Worth a bite