St Louis, 1857. Dopo aver perso la sua flotta commerciale e ormai sull'orlo della bancarotta, il burbero capitano Abner Marsh accetta l'offerta di uno straniero bizzarro, Joshua York, che non solo si offre di rilevare metà delle quote della compagnia, ma anticipa anche il denaro per costruire un nuovo battello, il più lussuoso e veloce mai visto lungo il Mississippi, battezzato Fevre Dream. Poche le condizioni poste: non disturbare mai York durante il giorno ed eseguire sempre alla lettera i suoi ordini, per quanto insoliti, senza fare domande. Tutto sembra andare per il meglio. Ma, a mano a mano che il battello discende il tortuoso corso del fiume, Marsh si insospettisce sempre di più. Perché York si mostra soltanto di notte? E cos'è quel vino nerastro dall'aspetto disgustoso con cui lui e i suoi amici si dissetano ogni sera? Marsh decide di andare in fondo al mistero di Joshua York; ancora non sa di essersi unito a una spedizione più sinistra del suo peggiore incubo, e del più irrealizzabile sogno dell'umanità.
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Fevre Dream، c1982, George R.R. Martin Fevre Dream is a 1982 vampire novel written by American author George R. R. Martin. It is set on the antebellum Mississippi River, beginning in 1857, and has been described by critics and Martin himself as "Bram Stoker meets Mark Twain". Abner Marsh, a remarkabl Leggi tutto
Fevre Dream uses a blend of historical fiction and mythology to create an exciting vampire story that deviates from the others.The protagonist, Abner Marsh,a renowned steamboat captain is approached by Joshua York who desires Marsh's help in creating the perfect steamboat.Of course Marsh agrees as h Leggi tutto
Abner March looks strangely like George R.R Martin. They are both overweight men. They both have long beards and wear sea captain’s hats. I’m not sure who came first. Perhaps Martin modelled the character off of his own appearance or perhaps he liked his creation so much that he was compelled to try Leggi tutto
The year is 1982 and while there have been a ton of traditional vampire novels floating about, the big twist in the vampire industry hasn't quite come about yet with Interview... or has it? Enter Fevre Dream, taking this our darkest mirror to our humanity and turning him into something tragic and no Leggi tutto
To enjoy this book, there are some things that I honestly believe that you must possess. 1. A love of steamboats, because goddamn does this book go on and on about steamboats. The main character, Abner Marsh, is a steamboat captain with an obsessive love of steamboats, and as is typical of Martin's
I almost gave up vampire fiction in the wake of Twilight . Stephenie Meyer wrote the novel to pander to a certain demographic without any familiarity or respect for classic vampire fiction of the past century. Unfortunately, the Twilight saga is very commercially successful and spawned many imitators Leggi tutto
“Good and evil are silly lies, nonsense put forth to plague honest sensible men.” Technology keeps improving but some parts of life and glory will be lost in the process. Fevre Dream is a beautiful, multi-layered story that stands as a historical drama bordering fantasy and horror. It's more in line Leggi tutto
Yet another interesting spin on the Vampire mythos, Fevre Dream is a delightfully atmospheric historical horror-drama. It skirts dangerously close to the boundary between Horror and Urban Fantasy, but it still manages to stir up some legitimate scares. This is George R.R. Martin, after all, and one
I believe all authors have a certain piece of work that sadly doesn't get its due credit. For George R.R. Martin , that book would most probably be Fevre Dream . I personally enjoyed this novel, and though preoccupied with a Transition Camp for medical school, I managed to finish it throughout my 2-nig Leggi tutto
Being a massive fan of George RR Martin's A Song Of Ice And Fire series, I wanted to check out some of his earlier work, Fevre Dream, the title itself is impressive, and the story involved strange vampires on big steamboats back in the olden days, I had to check this out. The story is about an unlike Leggi tutto
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