How Magnificent is the Universal Donor by Jerome Stueart


Title: How Magnificent is the Universal Donor
Author: Jerome Stueart
In: Evolve (Nancy Kilpatrick)
Rating Out of 5: 3 (On the fence about this one)
My Bookshelves: Vampires
Dates read: 1st April 2019
Pace: Slow
Format: Short story
Publisher: Edge
Year: 2010
5th sentence, 74th page: I would like to tell you about this donor; I’m going to need his records.

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His husband was hospitalised. Next thing he knows, he’s neck deep in a conspiracy that involves blood diseases and vampires…


Organic eating and healthy living is a huge fad lately. It is definitely something that my generation is obsessed with. So mixing this with another obsession of this generation was a really novel idea. And something that I kind of enjoyed. Conspiracy theories and all. There were just a few not-quite plot holes in this story that made me not enjoy it as much as the idea would have drawn me in.

Mixing medicine and vampires to stop a future plague and rescue a mass of peoples is a fun idea. Especially when those vampires are used as a filter… trying to rationalise their existence as something good and healthy. When, as the story closes, you realises that they are still the villains of the tale…

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