The Vampire Tapestry by Suzy McKee Charnas is a fascinating story recounting the life of the vampire Dr. Edward Lewis Weyland. The book reads more like a series of interconnected novellas than a novel but I liked it. The first three sections are told through the points of view of three people who come into contact with Weyland and know that he is a vampire. The last two sections are told from the Weyland’s point of view as he envisages his increasing cognizance of human nature. It's a persuasive story that abjures all the allure and sex so frequently accompanying with vampire novels. In Weyland, we see both monster and man and neither side is particularly compassionate.