evil is the new good?
have you read the books?
the vampire protagonist and his family don’t drink human blood, they hunt animals and jokingly refer to themselves as vegetarians.
they also have an ongoing dialouge about whether any of their family will go to heaven since they were changed from human to vampire, IOW, does their ‘status’ preclude entry into heaven, regardless of the fact that they were changed involuntarily
one of the protagonist’s objections to changing the female protagonist is that he believes that her soul could never enter heaven even if she never drank human blood or killed a human
and the “father” is an ER doctor at the local hospital, utilizing his abilities to treat patients via heightened senses - almost as pennance for his condition
you might find the discussions in the book interesting
Agreed. This article is agitprop. It is not an accurate description of the books. The author needs to review other books, but these are tame sexually and morally interesting without mixing up good and evil.
I must admit I haven’t actually read this particular series, but your description makes my point for me.
Traditionally, vampires are selfish, arrogant people who are so scared of dying that they sacrifice their blessed humanity for “eternal life”, which they get by taking from other people. Of course, immortality at such a price is effectively eternal misery, but they are too proud and frightened to admit that.
Modern vampires on the other hand, are NEVER that. They are all “misunderstood”. They never drink Human blood - they have supplies of pigs blood in the fridge. They worry about their “status”. They decry the “prejudice” of their Human neighbours, who disgustingly are worried about living next to an inhuman being that requires daily doses of blood and vaporises if touched by sunlight. Don’t get me wrong, the first time this “role-reversal-see-it-from-the-vampires point-of-view” was done, it was really clever. Now it’s just becoming silly. If every story on a particular subject is done “differently”, then very soon the “different” approach will become the standard one. Why do you think the Indans are never the bad guys in westerns any more?
Does this matter? I think it does. Alright, this approach challenges our perceptions of right and wrong, good and evil - and that’s fine - except that it does it by completely blurring or reversing what good and evil are, which leads to a lot of confusion. On a more practical level, because there really is evil in this world, it’s unrealistic. Eventually even the dimmest filmgoer or reader realises that and switches off. Have you noticed how few westerns are being made these days?