A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A People's History of the Vampire Uprising

A virus that turns people into something somehow more than human quickly sweeps the world, upending society as we know it.

This panoramic thriller begins with one small mystery. The body of a young woman found in an Arizona border town, presumed to be an illegal immigrant, walks out of the town morgue. To the young CDC investigator called in to consult the local police, it's a bizarre medical mystery.

More bodies, dead of a mysterious disease that solidifies their blood, are brought to the morgue, and disappear. In a futile game of catch-up, the CDC, the FBI, and the US government must come to terms with what they're too late to stop: an epidemic of vampirism that will sweep first the United States, and then the world.

Impossibly strong, smart, poised, beautiful, and commanding, these vampires reject the term as derogatory, preferring the euphemistic "gloamings." They quickly rise to prominence in all aspects of modern society: sports, entertainment, and business. Soon people are begging to be 're-created,' willing to accept the risk of death if their bodies can't handle the transformation. The stakes change yet again when a charismatic and wealthy businessman, recently turned, decides to do what none of his kind has done before: run for political office.

This sweeping yet deeply intimate fictional oral history--told from the perspectives of several players on all sides of the titular vampire uprising--is a genre-bending, shocking, immersive and subversive debut that is as addictive as the power it describes.

Title:A People's History of the Vampire Uprising
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9780316561686
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About Raymond A. Villareal

Raymond A. Villareal is a practicing attorney in San Antonio, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and the University of Texas School of Law. His first novel, A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising will be published on June 5, 2018. Film rights have been optioned by 20th Century Fox and 21 Laps Entertainment.


    A People's History of the Vampire Uprising Reviews

  • Kelly (and the Book Boar)

    Find all of my reviews at: http://52bookminimum.blogspot.com/I liked this better the first time I read it when it was called World War Z . . . . ...

  • Roy

    Just didnt work for me. Started off well, with the CDC and others investigating the virus. Then each chapter became too similar in the POVs, I really couldn't distinguish any different emotions or per...

  • Mogsy (MMOGC)

    3.5 of 5 stars at The BiblioSanctum https://bibliosanctum.com/2018/07/23/...Three and a half years ago, a body of a seemingly dead woman walks out of an Arizona morgue, confounding everyone from the l...

  • Sarah

    Full RTC - I finally finished a book! 😅 ...

  • Susan

    Although I'm not into vampires so much I do love a good epistolary novel so I was intrigued enough to pick this one up. I was hoping for a unique take on such an overdone trope. The pacing was uneven,...

  • Marianne

    A People’s History of the Vampire Uprising is the first novel by American attorney and author Raymond A Villareal. CDC research physician Dr Lauren Scott is called to Nogales, an Arizona border town...

  • Kaleena ? Reader Voracious

    📣 A People's History of the Vampire Uprising is available NOW! "It's exactly these changing conditions - we are still trying to figure out how we got here - that caused me to realize: now is the p...

  • Carey Gibbons

    Okay, this book was kind of a mess and I'm mad because I had been looking forward to it for months. It started off pretty well but then devolved into one of the most boring and vampire books I have ev...

  • Brittany

    I LOVED this book. I am not one for history or even historical fiction but I was so intrigued by this book because...vampires. I was not disappointed with how amazing this book is. If you even kind of...

  • Yolanda Sfetsos

    As soon as I heard about this book and saw the colourful but creepy cover, I was very interested in checking it out. After all, I'm a sucker for anything vampires.The story starts with Dr. Lauren Scot...