Review of The Delicate Dependency by Michael Talbot

30 Jun 2015, 12:01 p.m.

I bought a copy of Michael Talbot's The Delicate Dependency, a cult classic of vampire literature, a few months ago, when it was re-released as an ebook. I think it was cloudsinvenice who mentioned it, and I'm very grateful that she did so! This review won't be a very long or in-depth one, because The Delicate Dependency contains so many of my favourite themes of vampire fiction, and fiction in general, and has such a twisty plot, that it's difficult to discuss without spoiling certain revelations. I loved this novel and heartily recommend it.

Set in the 19th century, The Delicate Dependency opens with a scene from the narrator's childhood that contains one of the central tensions of the novel.