For readers unfamiliar with Newman’s work, here are a few points worth noting. First, much of that content takes place in a consistent fictional universe in which a large number of rotating characters move freely from story to story. “Something More Than Night” is a completely standalone story, but it also contains echoes and reflections of the author’s earlier novels. Second, Newman’s stories are steeped in the big and small details of pop culture – the books, TV shows, and movies that have influenced us all. His Magnum opus is the multi-part Anno Dracula series that takes Bram Stoker’s original novel and turns it into its head, setting off a world in which Stoker’s vampire-hunting heroes have failed to succeed. destroy Count Dracula, opening a strange new future where vampireism runs rampant. The series is both ingenious and utterly addictive. You’ve never read anything quite like it.
https://www.washingtonpost.com/entertainment/books/something-more-than-night-kim-newman/2021/11/28/831d4fd0-4c96-11ec-b0b0-766bbbe79347_story.html ‘Something More Than Night,’ book review by Kim Newman