I’ve been following Hamilton on Twitter for a few years now, even though I’d never read any of her books. I’d heard lots about them, especially in recent years when they shifted more towards … well, when their focus shifted off of so much mystery and crime-fighting and into more of the erotica genre. But I always found reasons not to get around to reading the books. I always figured that I would eventually, but never seemed to get there.
I don’t normally like zombie stories, but on occasion I give them a shot anyways. In this case, I started reading Blood Pact without knowing that zombies would be involved. I would have read it anyways, though, since it’s part of a series that I was enjoying. And, as it turns out, there are some rather important things that happen in this book that you need to know in order to read the final book in the series, so … I guess too bad for you if you don’t like zombies.
The narrative of Kaysen’s memoir is much less linear than that of the film – the story is told in an episodic manner, as well as including copies of medical records and bits of other things like song lyrics. At times, I found it a bit hard to follow since I had to “place” episodes in relation to other bits of the narrative, but ultimately it worked out.