5th Printing (This is the movie tie in edition)
read this book in college and recently re-visited it after seeing the movie. I don't know about you, but I found it scary. Forget all the lesbianism and explicit sex; that's not what I'm talking about.
Miriam is not a weepy, broody, remorseful vampire. She is an inhuman killer, to whom humans are like animals. This is done subtly in the book, from the way she treats her human lovers and dominates them, to the matter-of-fact way she stalks people (ordinary people, like me!) and kills them, knowing that no one will ever be able to stop her. She has sociopathic traits that make her chilling. The book makes you feel for her loneliness, as the last of her kind, but then reminds you what it means to be loved by her, that you could end up spending eternity rotting conscious in a box.
And the ending of the book, unlike the similarly scary _Wolfen_ by the same author, does nothing to comfort you.
If you've only seen the movie, you're missing out. This book is sad, exciting, and scary if you let yourself think about it.