I picked up The Last Vampire the other day, after unpacking all of my Christopher Pike books. I became addicted to Pike when I was in 8th grade and basically devoured everything he wrote as soon as it came out. There might be a couple I missed, but I have almost all of them. They were packed up for years because I had run out of room on my bookshelves. When I ran across them while unpacking my apt. I decided they had to come out.
I have to say I still enjoyed the story. I still really like Sita and I think I am much more intrigued by all the spiritual references to Krishna and so on. When I read it while I was younger I probably didn’t even pay attention to all that, probably just thought it was made up or something. After having a religion class in college (which I can’t remember a whole lot of) it made me look at it a little differently. The second book continued the story, about a month or so later I believe. I also really enjoyed it.
The sentence structure seems short to me, probably because I have grown to love complicated fantasy novels and classic literature like Jane Eyre. I don’t think it’s necessarily a bad thing though, especially when the age range for these books is young adult. The story is easy to follow and is very engaging. Sometimes I think the shorter sentences actually puncate what the character is trying to say much better than a long drawn out explanation would.
I am currently reading the third book in the series. There are a total of six, so I’ll try to post ever two books and let you know if I’m still enjoying the story or whatever. So far I’m glad I decided to pick these back up. I have a ton of other Pike books I must go back and re-read now. I may end up making Pike books into my first collection here on Vox!