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Dracula Cha Cha Cha

Dracula Cha Cha Cha Written by award winning novelist Kim Newman this is a brand new edition with additional word never before seen novella of the popular third installment of the Anno Dracula series Dracula C

  • Title: Dracula Cha Cha Cha
  • Author: Kim Newman
  • ISBN: 9780857685353
  • Page: 439
  • Format: ebook
  • Written by award winning novelist Kim Newman, this is a brand new edition, with additional 40,000 word never before seen novella, of the popular third installment of the Anno Dracula series, Dracula Cha Cha Cha.Rome 1959 Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda his sixth wife Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing CharlesWritten by award winning novelist Kim Newman, this is a brand new edition, with additional 40,000 word never before seen novella, of the popular third installment of the Anno Dracula series, Dracula Cha Cha Cha.Rome 1959 Count Dracula is about to marry the Moldavian Princess Asa Vajda his sixth wife Journalist Kate Reed flies into the city to visit the ailing Charles Beauregard and his vampire companion Genevi ve Finding herself caught up in the mystery of the Crimson Executioner who is bloodily dispatching vampire elders in the city, Kate discovers that she is not the only one on his trail

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    1. Kim Newman

      Note This author also writes under the pseudonym of Jack Yeovil.An expert on horror and sci fi cinema his books of film criticism include Nightmare Movies and Millennium Movies , Kim Newman s novels draw promiscuously on the tropes of horror, sci fi and fantasy He is complexly and irreverently referential the Dracula sequence Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron and Dracula,Cha Cha Cha not only portrays an alternate world in which the Count conquers Victorian Britain for a while, is the mastermind behind Germany s air aces in World War One and survives into a jetset 1950s of paparazzi and La Dolce Vita, but does so with endless throwaway references that range from Kipling to James Bond, from Edgar Allen Poe to Patricia Highsmith In horror novels such as Bad Dreams and Jago, reality turns out to be endlessly subverted by the powerfully malign His pseudonymous novels, as Jack Yeovil, play elegant games with genre cliche perhaps the best of these is the sword and sorcery novel Drachenfels which takes the prescribed formulae of the games company to whose bible it was written and make them over entirely into a Kim Newman novel Life s Lottery, his most mainstream novel, consists of multiple choice fragments which enable readers to choose the hero s fate and take him into horror, crime and sf storylines or into mundane reality.

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    1. 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. ‘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 [...]


    3. 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 follows more on 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 [...]


    4. 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 Clu [...]


    5. 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 extraord [...]


    6. Third book in the Anno Dracula series, and this time Newman takes his vampire heroines to Rome, 1959, to attend the wedding of the greatest vampire. Newman practically invented metatextual fiction, in which characters and images from other things are woven through new novels (Alan Moore gets the credit for League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but Anno Dracula was there first). Here he pushes that almost to the point of exhaustion, with a myriad cameo appearances infecting the plot. Some are deligh [...]


    7. 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 [...]


    8. I only gave this three stars because of the references. Let me explain.This book is set in 1950s europe, surrounding the impending marriage of Dracula to another vampire royal. You see, vampires are mainstream here, existing among normal people in a manner vaguely echoing the upper class, jet-setters, and hoi-polloi in the real world. They are seen as glamorous, in control, and tend to be reacted to rather than just part of life. Kate Reed is a vampire journalist who gets caught up in the murder [...]


    9. The third installment in Newman’s wonderful Anno Dracula series(which I misread as Anna Dracula and avoided for years), but hopefully not the last. Offering the type of fun offered by Alan Moore or Mike Mignola comics or a hyper dense with cultural in jokes cartoon like the brilliant Venture Brothers (only good thing on Adult Swim), but with fully rounded characters. This time the novels of Ian Fleming and Patricia Highsmith,and the films of Dario Argento and Federico Fellini combine in a stor [...]


    10. Newman continues to impress me with his ability to write in a broad range of styles, and continues to bring his characters through different times. I liked the fact that he allows Charles to die, holding on to his principles despite Genevieve and Kate both being desirous to turn him. His death added a more emotional form of cutting to all the gore that was portrayed elsewhere. I enjoyed the deepening of the relationships between Genevieve, Kate, and Penelope. I liked the Bava and Argento influen [...]


    11. Not as enjoyable for me as the first book. Maybe it's because I just don't find the 1950s that interesting.Usual parade of amusing rain checks and in jokes, but not enough real plot to hold my interest for long.A pleasant read for a quiet afternoon.


    12. Not quite as enjoyable as the first two books in the series and I wonder if the premise is wearing thin. The second section of the book (set in London) moves the Anno Dracula world building on, but the actual story feels surplufluous and tacked on.


    13. The Skinny: 1959 in the Anno Dracula world created by Kim Newman. Charels Beauregard is well over 100 and dying. Kate Reed, a vampire turned in Charels's age, and part of a love triangle with him, the Elder Vampire Genevieve and his one time fiancé, turned vampire and serving the House of Dracula, Penny. Kate, Genevieve and Penny must come to terms with the two looming figures that have shaped them: the mortal Charels Beauregard and the infamous immortal Dracula. The Good: This is a much more e [...]


    14. A solid continuation of the Anno Dracula series. As with the first two books, this novel's chief pleasure is Newman's stunning ability to weave a tapestry of literary and cinematic references. Here he plays off the books' Rome setting to bring in a wealth of references to Italian cinema, from Fellini to Bava to Argento and so much more. Newman also delights in mixing genres. Two supporting characters appear who are not directly named, but who are immediately recognizable. First we have the dappe [...]


    15. This is the third book in Newman's Anno Dracula series, and it jumps the timeline forward by 40 years from the end of World War I to Rome in 1959, during the Cold War. That's the first two-thirds of the novel, the final third is a separate story set another 10 years in the future. This review contains some spoilers.As in the previous two novels, Kim Newman borrows heavily from the popular culture of the time the novel is set in, in this case it's primarily Italian horror films of the late 50s an [...]


    16. Tercer novela de la serie (Anno Dracula, The Bloody Red Baron). Ahora la acción es en Italia, 1959. El príncipe Drácula está a punto de contraer matrimonio para cimentar una alianza dinástica y toda la aristocracia vampírica está invitada. Aunque algunos están nerviosos por una serie de asesinatos de vampiros ancianos en circunstancias misteriosas. Aquí entra nuestra heroína Kate Reed, quien en su calidad de periodista y agente del Club Diógenes se ve involucrada en la investigación. [...]


    17. Eh. Good, but dragged in places. Also there were a number of places where the font failed in the printing, leaving a random accented letter nothing more than a box.



    18. When I discovered a package containing Dracula Cha Cha Cha (originally titled Judgment of Tears) by Kim Newman my first thought was "I need to get some red wine." Weird, I know, but I always drank red wine while reading the first two books in the Anno Dracula series. It put me in the mood to really enjoy this horror/comedy/alternate history epic. Too bad they don't let you drink at work.For those who don't know, the Anno Dracula series can be described as an "alternate fictional history". The he [...]


    19. With Dracula Cha Cha Cha, Kim Newman has brought his tale of a world where vampires and humans have a shared existence up to 1959 in Rome. His take on La Dolce Vita is filled with references to characters both fictional and from real life and it is clear he was having great fun when writing this.Whilst the book is a relatively light hearted affair, one storyline most certainly isn’t. We are reintroduced to the characters of Genevieve Dieudonné and Charles Beauregard but it’s bitter sweet as [...]


    20. When I started the Anno Dracula series, I was looking for a series that fit my interests in the literary zeitgeist. As a teenager, I read Alan Moore's League of Extraordinary Gentlemen as it was released, and I marveled at the idea that history and literature could be recombined to say important things about both. The first (eponymous) Anno Dracula novel certainly scratched this itch (I suspect it was a very clear influence on Moore in the first place). My lifelong love of Victoriana had made me [...]


    21. Newman's take on vampires integrating into society continues to be one of the smartest, most insightful, most creative implementations to date. The writing continues to be top-notch; engaging and compelling.This is the book for the girls. The three primary female protagonists (Genevieve, Kate and Penelope) take center stage here, each of them getting significant time in the spotlight. The 60s and second-wave feminism loom and here the women of the character roster step up and are passed the torc [...]


    22. As book titles go, Dracula Cha Cha Cha isn't the dumbest one I've ever seen, but it might be in the top ten, possibly the top five. I was surprised to see that this isn't even an original title; the title comes from a song that was part of a 1950s vampire movie, which was even covered by other artists. The title and its reference help give us the setting for this novel, which is Rome in 1959.It's important to note the time frame, since it isn't as evident in this novel as it was in the first two [...]


    23. Dans ce qui est, je pense, le dernier tome des aventures de cette étrange civilisation vampirique, on se retrouve à Rome pour assister à encore un mariage de Dracula, qui n'est en fait qu'un élément de contexte pour mettre en scène la transition des trois femmes vampires amoureuses de Charles Beauregard.Chacune a évolué différement, mais chacune aimerait le voir accepter les ténèbres. Et évidement, ce sera plus compliqué que ça.Dans ce dernier tome, il y a toujours de l'action, tou [...]


    24. Outrageously good third novel in Kim Newman's alternate world Anno Dracula series, where Dracula won and vampires were outed. After Victorian London and the trenches of France, this outing takes place in the bustling, lively, swinging city of Rome, 1959. Kate Reed arrives to see the aged and infirm Charles Beauregard one last time, only to find herself witness to the brutal murder of two vampire elders. Genevieve is also in Rome, caring for Charles, and Dracula himself is nearby, living out the [...]


    25. The third installment of Kim Newman's Anno Dracula series! I really enjoyed this, for the most part. Still not as good as the first, original entry in the series, but at the same time it was better than the second book which I thought fell a little flat. Newman once again populates his world with a host of borrowed literary, film and historical characters, this time drawing heavily from Itallian horror and crime films in addition to the Bond franchise. (That's right--Bond! With that cover, are y [...]


    26. I know a fourth book in the series has since been published, but this one feels like it was meant to be conclusive and the end of a trilogy. The plot is less high concept and world threatening than the previous instalments, but Newman's trademark revisionism and humour are as strong as ever. There is also a pleasingly elegiac feel to the book, bringing certain long-standing characters and their relationships to a conclusion that is quite touching at times, especially the Charles/Genevieve/Kate t [...]


    27. The third and final book of the Dracula stories by Kim Newman, this tells the tale of Dracula and his wedding to merge together two vampire blood lines and raise again the possibility of grand new vampire threat.1959, Rome at the transition point again between decades, having survived WWII and become the place for jet setters to frolic and just outside its borders lurks the prince of darkness upon the earth.This tale features the usual faces, including the Diogenes Club and its three 'friendly' [...]


    28. The third book in Kim Newman’s weird and wonderful Anno Dracula is as original as ever, but isn’t quite as enjoyable. It’s still a great read, but the quality has dipped slightly. Dracula Cha Cha Cha is one of the most inventive novels of the genre and many authors will be envious of how effortlessly Newman pulls it off. The set-up, almost a who’s who universe of well-known, and some lesser known, characters from cinema and literature is a brilliant idea. Even a famous secret agent featu [...]


    29. First, to get it out of the way, this might be the worst title for a book I've ever encountered.It makes sense in the story, as it's a reference to something somewhat specific, but still, I'm glad they did a change to the title later. The story actually completes (to a point, apparently) the story started back in the first book, where this takes place close to Dracula's impending wedding in the 1950s. A lot of loose ends are tied, some new ones created, but it's a complete story for the first ti [...]


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