The Lesser Dead

The Lesser Dead

The secret is, vampires are real and I am one. The secret is, I?m stealing from you what is most truly yours and I?m not sorry? New York City in 1978 is a dirty, dangerous place to live. And die. Joey Peacock knows this as well as anybody?he has spent the last forty years as an adolescent vampire, perfecting the routine he now enjoys: womanizing in punk clubs and discotheque The secret is, vampires are real and I am one. The secret is, I?m stealing from you what is most tru...

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Title:The Lesser Dead
Author:Christopher Buehlman
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Genres:Horror
ISBN:The Lesser Dead
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Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:368 pages pages

The Lesser Dead Reviews

  • Tressa
    May 10, 2017
    This is one of the scariest vampire stories I've ever read. I don't scare easily, and I've read a lot of horror in my life, but there were times I had to put this book aside because of some of the frightening and tense scenes. Highly recommended to horror fans. ...
  • Michele
    Aug 26, 2014
    You have known all along that something in this story wasn't right...Perhaps, even now, you will feign ignorance, attempt to deny your complicity in the construction of this lie... Indeed. Well played, Buehlman. Well played. ::cries a little:: When I was a kid, maybe ten or eleve...
  • Mike (the Paladin)
    Jul 30, 2018
    I have "liked" everything I've read by Buelman (I put that in quotes as with Steven King the word "like" might not actually apply.) As noted parenthetically I'm not sure the word "like" applies here and I'm pretty sure that I couldn't have been said to "enjoy" the book. No the book is ...
  • Rachel
    Oct 07, 2018
    Well, Christopher Buehlman does it again! I Have to give this five stars. What a wild ride. First, let me just say it is very cool to read this book while taking the subway in NYC. Not going to lie, when I was walking home from the subway on the first night I started reading this b...
  • Yodamom
    Oct 19, 2018
    I have no idea what to say about the story. Recap that ? No way. It was so good, so twisted, bloody, raunchy, with the perfect amount of snark. I have found a favorite author. Every page was just so good, I read it slow wanting to absorb each word. I should have seen the twist right ? ...
  • Bark
    Sep 01, 2017
    4 1/2 bumping up to a 5 because that ending surprised the heck out of me! Joey Peacock may look sixteen but don?t let his youthful looks fool you. He?s a street savvy vampire who has been sucking blood from the femoral arteries of charmed ladies for decades. He has a wicked sens...
  • Lea
    Nov 04, 2014
    Christopher Buehlman is becoming one of my favorite authors. I was so excited to see that he had a new book out, I rushed right out to buy it and couldn't put it down. This might be my favorite book of his so far. One thing I really enjoy about Buehlman's work is that every book is ...
  • Kristin  (MyBookishWays Reviews)
    Oct 20, 2014
    http://www.mybookishways.com/2014/10/... I know what you?re thinking (or might be thinking): ugh, vampires, soooo done to death (sorry about that). But bear with me, here. We?re talking about Christopher Buehlman, author of Those Across the River, The Necromancer?s House, and ...
  • Bill
    Sep 08, 2017
    Joey is doing just fine, hitting the clubs, charming his food and living the good life in the subway tunnels of New York. Then he runs across a group of Penny Dreadfuls that are new to the city and looking to fit in. To feed. To take the tunnels for their own. Oh, fug. I don't know...
  • Morgannah
    Jul 21, 2018
    Oh how I love a charismatic predator and there is none better than the undead Joey Peacock! When the narrative opens Joey introduces himself, Margaret, and all their allies and rivals. Besides Joey my favorite among these is Cvetko, an old Hungarian intellectual and big time stick...
  • Chris
    Jan 26, 2018
    Being that it is only January I am resisting the temptation to put this in my best of 2018 list but I am really just kidding myself. This book was amazing. Original is probably the best word for it. A coming of age vampire story of sorts. Scary and violent, yet with a vein of gallows h...
  • Char
    Aug 24, 2017
    That's it then: this is my favorite Christopher Buehlman book. It's made even better by the fact that he narrates it himself. It's unbelievably FUN, gory, tension- filled and fascinating! What more could a horror fan ask for? Imaginative? Check! New spins on old tropes? Check! Twi...
  • Jon Recluse
    Dec 14, 2018
    In 1978, New York City was a dark, dangerous place. Evil walked the night streets. Every night. Lurking among the human predators, there are vampires. And something worse. The Lesser Dead is a stunningly original and chilling addition to the vampire mythos, set in a time and plac...
  • debra
    Feb 18, 2019
    4.5*s At first this novel reminded me of Charlie Huston's Joe Pitt series ( Vampires, "living" in/under NYC, first name Joe), but the characters and circumstances are totally different. Audio read by author and v good. I'm not 100% sure but I think the acts and practices of vampires...
  • Lukas Holmes
    May 16, 2014
    It is simply unfair how well Buehlman can craft a story. The thing that really stands out about his work is that with a, say, King or Koontz, I can summarize the story with one sentence and feel that many times they started the writing process based on that 'what if'. With him, I can't...
  • Paul
    Dec 04, 2014
    Children vampires?!? A creepy novel with some great humour. No wonder it's right up there with Dracula and salems lot amongst my favourite vampire novels ...
  • Zirra
    Apr 04, 2016
    This book is gooood. Naw, scratch that it's terrifyingly disturbing but EXCELLENT. It ticks everything on my list; characters with attitude, action-packed with sick plot twist at the end and eerie children! Seriously, nothing is scarier than that. These vampires are lethal guys, you ...
  • Latasha
    Oct 07, 2018
    This is one of the best vampire books I've read in a while! The characters are great, the story is well written and very engaging. It takes place in 1978, lots of fun. I did not read CODA. ...
  • The Shayne-Train
    Jan 19, 2015
    Oh man oh man oh man, this book was SO GOOD! I very much enjoy a good vampire story now and again. Well, a good non-teenybopper-love-story vampire story. And a good non-urban-fantasy-series-about-a-tough-female-protagonist-who-just-happens-to-boink-every-goddamned-monster-she-co...
  • Tanu Gill
    Apr 20, 2016
    *spoiler alert* Ohhhhh, this was one scary-ass book. I finished the book last night, and I was sorely tempted to just add a line about why I'm deducting one star and be done with it. But now that I've had the time to sleep on it and get back from the mental place I was after f...
  • WendyB
    Oct 18, 2017
    wow... that was creepy and fascinating. The writing is incredible. Can't wait to read more from this author. ...
  • Badseedgirl
    Sep 20, 2017
    The Lesser Dead Read September 2017 I loved, loved, loved this book. Christopher Buehlman is a new author to me, and he is amazing. The voices of his characters were so strong they drew me into the tunnels of 1970?s New York City. New York of this time was known as a dirty, dan...
  • Mike Wallace
    Dec 31, 2016
    I know there are a lot of vampire novels out there but this book deserves to get top billing in this category. The Lesser Dead is an exceptional novel and Christopher Buehlman is an exceptional writer. The main blood sucker, Joseph Peacock was 14 when he was turned in the 1930s. He...
  • Mónica BQ
    Feb 20, 2017
    First and foremost, gracias a José por la recomendación. If I had to describe this book, I'd say it's crass. It's blunt and regularly offensive and sometimes morbid. But it's also entertaining as hell. I'd even sometimes call it funny. This is vampires in all their gory glory. ...
  • Clay Sanger
    Aug 03, 2016
    Let me preface this by saying, as a general rule, I don?t ?do? contemporary vampire novels. To be honest, pop-culture has all-but ripped the fangs out of vampires. Few and far between are tales of these monstrous masters of the undead that are actually visceral and scary. I want ...
  • Lena
    Nov 24, 2016
    "All you need to know is that you cannot trust me." These are true words, heed them. All the warnings on the first page were true. The first half of the book is a successful series of vignettes about a coven of vampires living under Manhattan in the 1940s through 1970s. It...
  • Randi
    Apr 27, 2017
    WOW! If I could give this book more stars I would. Im tired of the vampire genre myself however I read this because of the author and I have to say this one is outstanding. I suggest to listen to this on Audible if possible. The book is read by the author and he is very good at it. I c...
  • Graeme Rodaughan
    Nov 30, 2016
    Trust no one. Did I say trust no one? Yes - absolutely - trust no one. Especially bitie little kids with a voracious thirst. Very well written, it get's you in, and there are some classic scenes and images that will linger in my mind the way that a well remembered dream stays...
  • J.K. Grice
    Jul 21, 2018
    THE LESSER DEAD is the third Christopher Buehlman novel that I've read. I don't know if this guy is even capable of writing a bad book?! Man....his prose is so visceral and full of life, and as razor sharp as the bite of a vampire. Buehlman never minces words, and nearly every sentence...
  • Melanie
    Nov 26, 2018
    Bored by blood-suckers? Think you've read all there is to read about The Undead ? Think again. You've not read anything quite like these little demonic insatiable spawns who have crawled straight from the cesspool of the deepest hell... Buehlman's an exceptional author who really...