david belbin


Book Three: The Pretender, David Belbin.

When I was volunteering for this event last year, there was a day where all these publishers from Birmingham and the Midlands area were selling books, and authors and novelists had attended to do spoken readings of their favourite works. I picked up this book to buy and then, strangely I saw the author standing on the next stall. So I wound up the courage to get him to autograph it for me, and we spoke about Literature for a little bit.
..I remember he also told me I had beautiful eyes (damn these grey lenses).

I finished Anno Dracula last night and I was thoroughly amazed. Every time I picked it up I couldn’t put it down. It was the first time I had read something from the Alternative History genre, but I think I may follow through on the sequel. Newman had twisted history and incorporated ideas from Stoker’s Dracula, Jack the Ripper and Doyle’s Diogenes Club. What I loved about it was the many mentions of famous characters and individuals alike; from George Bernard Shaw, Oscar Wilde to Carmilla to Geneviève Dieudonné. I do recommend it to anyone. :)