This was intense. Scary and sexually creepy but thrilling and fun and weird. I am predisposed to loving Butler's work and this book fits right in with the themes of her other books--a woman set apart from society (however that's being defined) in search of knowledge and understanding and a community. Butler strips the vampire mythology down to its essentials (blood, sex, the night) and then builds something new and interesting with it to come around at issues of race, prejudice, genetics, and history (being beholden to, letting go of).
SO creepy but so good.