Books Backstage

The Prince George Public Library and Theatre NorthWest have partnered to connect library patrons and theatre goers with resources on themes addressed within the plays performed during Theatre NorthWest’s 2019/2020 season. In collaboration with Theatre NorthWest’s artistic director, PGPL librarians will provide recommendations of fiction, non-fiction, DVDs and other materials that may enrich the audiences’ experience of the performances.

Dracula: The Bloody Truth
Running: October 24th – November 10th, 2019

by Bram Stoker

Leslie S. Klinger returns with this spectacular, lavishly illustrated homage to Bram Stoker's Dracula. With a daring conceit, Klinger accepts Stoker's contention that the Dracula tale is based on historical fact. Traveling through two hundred years of popular culture and myth as well as graveyards and the wilds of Transylvania, Klinger's notes illuminate every aspect of this haunting narrative (including a detailed examination of the original typescript of Dracula, with its shockingly different ending, previously unavailable to scholars). Klinger investigates the many subtexts of the original narrative--from masochistic, necrophilic, homoerotic, "dentophilic," and even heterosexual implications of the story to its political, economic, feminist, psychological, and historical threads.

by Brian Posehn & Gerry Duggan et al.

Dracula has chosen a bride. She's a succubus queen of the undead, and their union will end eons of conflict in the monster world. Only one problem: He's hired Deadpool to find her! The stakes are high, middling and painfully low as wascally Wade goes all Indiana Jones in a bid to dig up Drac's long-buried intended - battling teleporting assassins, Greek legends and even the vampire hunter Blade! And when Deadpool finally meets the bride-to-be, even he gets cold feet about this unholy matrimony.

by Elizabeth Barrial and D.H. Altair

Passionate and dangerous, the vampire is the ultimate lover. Stalking his prey in the dark of night, he is not easily tamed. But armed with the right skills for seducing a sexy immortal, you can meet, date and ultimately sleep with the vampire of your dreams. Vampires Don't Sleep Alone provides the vital information you need to take a walk on the dark side and delve into the pulse-pounding world of vampire love and lust, including:
* How to turn on your vampire without arousing his hunger for blood
* Different types of vampires and which one is right for you
* How to keep your sex life exciting for eternity

by Jonathan Maberry & Janice Gable Bashman

The book reveals the endless struggle between the forces of darkness and its opponents, from the vampires and werewolves of old legends, to villains in pop culture, to serial killers who prowl the streets. Each chapter includes commentary from luminaries like filmmaker John Carpenter, author Peter Straub and the legendary Stan Lee, as well as information on different kinds of unnatural predators, then shows how heroes, priests, vampire hunters and more have combated them.

by J.R. Ward

In the shadows of the night in Caldwell, New York, there's a deadly turf war going on between vampires and their slayers. There exists a secret band of brothers like no other-six vampire warriors, defenders of their race. -yet none of them relishes killing more than Wrath, the leader of The Black Dagger Brotherhood. The only purebred vampire left on earth, Wrath has a score to settle with the slayers who murdered his parents centuries ago. But, when one of his most trusted fighters is killed-leaving his half-breed daughter unaware of his existence or her fate-Wrath must usher her into the world of the undead-a world of sensuality beyond her wildest dreams.

by Christopher Moore

The undead rise again in Bite Me, the third book in New York Times bestselling author Christopher Moore's wonderfully twisted vampire saga. Joining his farcical gems Bloodsucking Fiends and You Suck, Moore's latest in continuing story of young, urban, nosferatu style love, is no Twilight.

by Karen Russell

Against a backdrop of hauntingly fecund plant life animated by ancient lizards and lawless hungers, this Southern Gothic novel is an utterly singular novel about a family’s struggle to stay afloat in a world that is inexorably sinking. An arrestingly beautiful and inventive work from a vibrant new voice in fiction.

by Mary Janice Davidson

First Betsy Taylor loses her job, then she's killed in a car accident. But what really bites is that she can't seem to stay dead. And now her new friends have the ridiculous idea that Betsy is the prophesied vampire queen, and they want her help in overthrowing the most obnoxious power-hungry vampire in five centuries.

by Mel Brooks

King of the spoofs, Leslie Nielsen, takes on the title role as the ever-loving Count.

Vulvus, Viago, and Deacon are vampires who live here, among us. They are real vampires; undead, immortal creatures who stalk the night and search for human blood, preferably virgins. Witness the many horrid, abominable aspects of vampire life, such as hunting and feeding, vampire rivalry and fighting with werewolves, as well as normal night to night aspects that make them not so different from us like, keeping the flat clean, jobs, shopping, meeting people and trying to fit in.