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Publisher's Summary

Three stylish vampires arrive in New Orleans just in time for Mardis Gras, and then disappear again. While in the city, the group's leader, Zillah, meets and impregnates an adolescent girl. Fifteen years later, the child of that pairing, a boy who calls himself simply "Nothing" is living with adoptive parents in the suburbs, where he – like so many other teens – feels isolated and out of place. The answer is, his father is a vampire, leaving Nothing hovering precariously between worlds.
When Nothing runs away from home he meets up with none other than Zillah and his small troupe, Molochai and Twig. Together they go on a quest to seek out Nothing's favorite band, Lost Souls. Nothing is aided along the way by a psychic named ghost, and their relationship leads to the ultimate inner battle where Nothing must choose between his wild, vampiric heritage, or preserving his humanity to save the life of another.
©1993 Poppy Z. Brite (P)2010 CrossRoad Press
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Critic Reviews

" Rather than horror, Lost Souls prompts disgust mixed with morbid titillation, but it will surely be devoured by genre aficionados. . " ( Publisher's Weekly)
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5 out of 5 stars
By Cayora on 05-01-11

So much fun!

This was my first exposure to Poppy Z Brite, actually. I'd previously avoided her out of a desire to avoid the cliches. But sometimes, cliches exist for a reason. Poppy Z Brite is like chocolate and absinthe for breakfast. Her work is dark and decadent and delicious. Chris Patton's reading was entirely competent and his voice is well suited for the teenagers in this story. I've already listened to this twice and I expect to listen to it again in the future. I only hope Audible acquires more work by Poppy Z Brite.

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12 of 13 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Melissie on 02-01-11

Love Poppy

So glad there is finally some Poppy Z. Brite on audible. Entertaining, edgy and visceral. Great read.

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17 of 19 people found this review helpful

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3 out of 5 stars
By Harley on 09-14-16

Gratuitous sex scenes and predictable story.

Would you try another book written by Poppy Z. Brite or narrated by Chris Patton?

The narrator gave an excellent performance, and I think Brite has a very descriptive and evocative writing style. I'd be tempted to try another story, but I didn't enjoy the narrative here quite as much as I thought I would.

What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

Predictable, and unfortunately rather dull.

Do you think Lost Souls needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

No -- the ending seemed to comfortably (though very conveniently) round things up.

Any additional comments?

I may have come to this book too late. It was full of graphic and gratuitous sex scenes, to the point that they became annoying and largely irrelevant.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful

5 out of 5 stars
By Hayley on 08-27-16

Amazing

This book changed my life when I first read it. Just perfect.I I loved it.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Drax17 on 11-30-16

Dark, bloody l

What made the experience of listening to Lost Souls the most enjoyable?

A very dark tragic love story of trying to find your place in the world & how far you would go for friends or family. Not your sparkly looking for soul mate kind of vampires. They live & travel for the blood & beware if they come upon you.

What aspect of Chris Patton’s performance might you have changed?

I don't understand why Chris has coped such bad reviews. I didn't mind his narration & yes there was moments of back ground noise, but they were maybe 2 times & only very briefly, not enough to be off putting.

Any additional comments?

Warning - themes of incest.

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