Tuesday, August 09, 2011

A Book in Review: Cirque Du Freak (vol 1)

Cirque Du Freak (vol 1) By: Darren Shan Art by:Takahiro Arai
Fiction: Manga, paranormal 207 pages
Book Count: 51

First, as you can tell from the info above this is the manga version of the story (verses the novel, movie etc.). This is the story of two boys who are best friends. One loves spiders and one is obsessed with monsters. The both go to a mysterious late night Cirque Du Freak. Steve, the one who likes monsters, guesses that one of the freaks, Mr. Crepsley, is really a vampire. After the show he tries to get him to turn him, but he is told that he has bad blood and would be an evil vampire. Darren, the spider loving friend, later steals the spider that Mr. Crepsley uses in his act. It bits Steve and Darren goes to Mr. Crepsley for the antidote. He is told that he can have it, but only if he will become the vampire's assistance and a half-vampire himself.

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