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Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula in this Southern flavored supernatural thriller set in the '90s about a women's book club that must protect its suburban community from a mysterious and handsome stranger who turns out to be a blood sucking fiendPatricia Campbell had always planned for a big life but after giving up her career as a nurse to marry an ambitious doctor and become a mother Patricia's life has never felt smaller The da Then she got in her Volvo and hoped Grace was right and this was all just a product of the overactive imagination of a stupid little housewife with too much free time on her hands If it was she promised herself tomorrow she would vacuum her curtains I FREAKIN LOVED THIS I loved every single dark funny gory minute of this book I m in no way ualified to talk about best and worst books but I can say with absolute certainty that this is my favourite book so far this yearFor the first few chapters of The Southern Book Club I thought I had it pegged as the easiest breeziest sweet tea pecan pie of a novel A kind of True Blood if Sookie Stackhouse was ten years older and ran a book club Which don t get me wrong sounds utterly fabulous but it actually ended up being way than I expected It goes to some really dark places so a uick warning to those sensitive to sexual assault and domestic abuse off pageI m not uite sure how best to describe this In some ways it s a heartwarming and funny story about a you guessed it Southern book club There s so much female friendship and a good few laughs but despite how the title and cover look it isn t campy like I feared In fact as well as being fun this book made me really frustrated and angry in parts I hate it and can t stop angry reading when women are patronized and gaslighted Reading about gaslighting really makes me anxious and the way the women in this book are talked down to because they are silly housewives made my blood boilBut that s the whole point In the author s note Hendrix states that he wanted to pit Dracula against my mom It s a nod to those women who carry out the majority of the childcare and household chores as well as shouldering the emotional burden And hell these housewives might vacuum their curtains and freeze 60 sandwiches at the beginning of the month for school lunches but they have some serious claws In every book we read no one ever thought anything bad was happening until it was too late This is where we live it s where our children live it s our home Don t you want to do absolutely everything you can to keep it safe Patricia has read enough true crime novels to know a threat when she sees it So when a mysterious stranger comes to town and threatens their neighborhood and their children Patrica Kitty Maryellen Slick Grace and Mrs Greene are absolutely NOT about to take it lying down God I love these women They re not the stereotypical badass heroines which makes them so truly genuinely badass The book lightly pokes fun at them but in a warm good natured way How s your ear She swallowed part of it Patricia said I m so sorry Slick said Those really were nice earrings Normally I would summarize at the end of my review by saying how fun or intense or moving it was but I don t know which angle to go for because this book was all those things This book made me laugh and it made me anxious and I just loved it It s too bad that it ended in a perfect place because I would definitely sign up for a Southern Book Club seriesFacebook Instagram

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The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

Ys are long her kids are ungrateful her husband is distant and her to do list is never really done The one thing she has to look forward to is her book club a group of Charleston mothers united only by their love for true crime and suspenseful fiction In these meetings they're likely to discuss the FBI's recent siege of Waco as much as the ups and downs of marriage and motherhoodBut when an artistic and sensitive stranger moves into the neighborhood I truly deeply madly in love with this book More than five gazillion stars Somebody has to stop my fingers adding entire books of the author to my nearly collapsing Mount TBR But I cannot stop with only one book Can I They defined this book as mash up of Steel Magnolias Fried Green Tomatoes and Dracula No sir this is Stepford Wives and Southern Desperate Housewives meet True Blood This book is not easy entertaining reading It is so smart gruesome wild bloody blended with dark humor sarcasm criticizing of the role of wives and structures of marriage But I may tell you this is epic and darkly heart wrenching women friendship book Their bonding reminded me of Thelma and Louise s last scene and filled my eyes in tears Five regular Southern housewives at least that s what their moron husbands think about them start a book club to read true crime stories and discuss them See There is nothing ordinary about them They know their dark sides and they also know how to retrain it Welcome to 90 s Charleston The story is narrated by Patricia Campbell one of the members of the book club She gave up her career as a nurse and married with extremely workaholic and arrogant husband but at least she has young teenage daughter who disrespects her and younger son who is obsessed with Third Reich And her mother in law moved indefinitely to their house suffers from dementia and is adamant to turn her life into her But thankfully the other book club members also her true friends and confidantes right now intervened and find Mrs Greene to help her take care of her mother in law She is not really happy with her life and the books she read and growing friendship with the girls are the only things brighten her mood Maybe her life doesn t suck like she thinks but WAIT FOR IT Did HER ELDER NEIGHBOR ATTACK HER AND RIP HER EARLOBE Yes weird things can happen in South and stays in South as well Then her not so nice elderly neighbor dies at the hospital so she pays a visit to her house carrying a casserole because she s told her neighbor s nephew came to town to take care of her She meets with charming nephew James actually she finds him lie on the bed and she thinks he might be dead so she performs CPR Another interesting way to welcome your new neighbor and after his friendly revisit to her house she gets attracted to him even though her mother in law screams a lot when she sees him at their house and confuses the guy with her father s killer Patricia invites James to her book club helps her to open a proper bank account drives him to help for daily errands but after her mother in law s suspicious dying those parts of the book were really disgusting and gruesome I advise to read those pages with empty stomach and local kid s missing she starts to get suspicious about her charming new neighborfriendcrush s involvement to local kid s suicides But of course when she shares her theory with her besties they are silenced by their know it all husbands who are invested with James inventive ideas and uite large amount of money Patricia isn t sure where they came from The wives kept their silence till their children s lives are also in danger Could they stop this dangerous man Is he a real man or is he a kind of supernatural creature Let s find out I have to admit I loved those girls Slick Kitty Grace Maryellen and let s not forget the last addition of their club dear Mrs Greene I loved their uirky antics their loyalty and their secret badass power they re forced to hide because of their husbands mental or physical abuse Even though this was harsh bumpy bloody reading I enjoyed every second of it and I wished it would never end Some of the producers should wake up and realize this book is secret gem and it is needed to be adapted into streaming series Especially the heart wrenching story about bitter peaches was remarkable and unforgettable part of this bookOverall I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT This is one of the best books of the year Go on get it and read itbloginstagramfacebooktwitter

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The book club's meetings turn into speculation about the newcomer Patricia is initially attracted to him but when some local children go missing she starts to suspect the newcomer is involved She begins her own investigation assuming that he's a Jeffrey Dahmer or Ted Bundy What she uncovers is far terrifying and soon she and her book club are the only people standing between the monster they've invited into their homes and their unsuspecting communit DNF 63%Go ahead call me a uitter I can take it In fact I own itTouted as Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula unfounded comparisons in my opinion this novel at times felt like too much yet somehow not enough Much like the bored housewives within these pages who find themselves bogged down with daily chores family obligations child rearing and their sexist and controlling husbands I yearned for The author loosely connects these women with a book club that takes on a few iterations as the story progresses but doesn t necessarily feed into the entirety of the story In my mind I envisioned tough broads with some semblance of sisterhood and instead was faced with wishy washy support at best This is a novel about women written by a man and from someone who freuents the women s fiction space it shows There are some gory which I didn t mind and cheeky moments that give life to the storyline but I found the impact was lessened by the various topics introduced The author hits pause on the vampire aspect of the storyline to touch on sexism misogyny suicide social ineuality racism child abuse domestic abuse and controlling behavior I so badly wanted the author to pick a lane Was he trying to relay the story of women slaying vampires or making some misguided attempt to give every issue page time At 63% no slaying had taken place Don t even get me started on the insectoid appendage It very well may be that this novel comes together for a spectacular conclusion but the wonky execution thus far leads me to believe not And honestly I don t care enough to stick it out Thank you to uirk Books for providing a review copy in exchange for sharing my honest thoughts


10 thoughts on “The Southern Book Club's Guide to Slaying Vampires

  1. says:

    People's refusal to see sexism and harmful representation when it looks them straight in the face is what led this book to have such great rev

  2. says:

    Then she got in her Volvo and hoped Grace was right and this was all just a product of the overactive imagination of a stupid little housewife with too much free time on her hands If it was she promised herself tomorrow she would vacuum her curtains I FREAKIN' LOVED THIS I loved every single dark funny gory minute of this book I'm i

  3. says:

    I really think that Grady Hendrix has written his best book yet and he did it all while dressed as a penguin Not a lot of people know this but in the two years it took him to write SOUTHERN BOOK CLUB he wore the exact same penguin c

  4. says:

    I truly deeply madly in love with this book More than five gazillion stars Somebody has to stop my fingers adding entire books of the author to my nearly collapsing Mount TBR But I cannot stop with only one book Can I They defined this book as mash up of Steel Magnolias Fried Green Tomatoes and Dracula No sir this is Stepford Wives and Southern Desperate Housewives meet True Blood This book is not easy entert

  5. says:

    But like 45 stars I LOVED THIS

  6. says:

    Yes there were some gruesome moments but the shiny appeal that this book brought was the portrayal of the resilience and underestim

  7. says:

    Patricia Campbell has a full life but she wouldn't necessarily consider it fulfilling With the majority of her ti

  8. says:

    DNF 63%Go ahead call me a uitter I can take it In fact I own itTouted as Fried Green Tomatoes and Steel Magnolias meet Dracula—unfounded comparisons in my opinion—this novel at times felt like too much yet somehow not enough Much like the bored housewives within these pages who find themselves bogged down with daily chores fa

  9. says:

    45 starsYaHoo Hot Diggity Dang This is one brilliantly done story So how does what seems like a stereotyped sexist story about southern woman in a book club turn into a skin crawling blood soaking story Then turn

  10. says:

    I am not sure what the appropriate gesture is to make toward the family of the woman who bit off your ear but if you felt absolutely compelled I certainly wouldn’t take food”the thing that i am always forgetting about grady hendrix is that although his books have these zany and hilarious premises and are all decked o

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