My first experience of Michael Mulvihill’s work was something of a strange one. On one hand I loved his writing and felt that his style was both elegant and restrained; a balance that most writers never manage to achieve. However, his religious beliefs and the story’s insistence on driving them home began to turn me off and I lost interest before the end. So it was both a surprise and an honour when the author gallantly asked me to look at his recent work Diabolis of Dublin, a vampire tale set not surprisingly on the streets of Dublin. Firstly I would like to apologise to Michael for taking so long to get this one finished. It is most certainly not a reflection on the quality of the book. It is simply a case of life getting in the way of things!
Anyway, back to the book, and a rather wonderful book it is too. Mulvihill manages to breathe new life into what is possibly the most over-abused of all horror sub-genres: The Vampire … Continue reading