I read this book when it first came out back in the 80's. I think it is that rare combination of horror and black hunor that Robert Bloch was so well known for. That Timmy is a vampire is really just a device to take the reader on a wild ride that manages to satirize everything from bubble gum rock to psychotherapy to characters in history while delivering a truly horrific story. Somtow is a prolific, award winning Thai writer, musician and composer. This book has been rated as one of the top horror novels ever written and tho I usually don't pay much attention to ratings,I would second this one.