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  • Awesome Moments: Davey growing a spine and turning down his boss's advances. He gets fired for it, but it's still nice to see him stand up for himself.
  • Evil Is Sexy: Anya. What would you expect from a vampire stripper?
  • Cult Classic: It may not be as well-known or successful as many other vampire novels of its time, but it's definitely got a solid following.
  • Fair for Its Day: While Collier is a stereotypical Camp Gay, the fact that he's otherwise never portrayed in a negative light and is actually friends with a major character is rather progressive for a book written in the midst of the AIDS epidemic.
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  • Hilarious in Hindsight: A particularly insufferable character who thinks he's God's gift to women is named Chad. Some years later, "Chad" would become a slang describing people exactly like him.
  • Nightmare Fuel: See here.
  • Values Dissonance: Some of the homophobic language from the characters might not sit well with a modern-day audience.
  • The Woobie:
    • Davey. He's a genuinely nice man who gets walked all over by those who are decidedly not as nice as him, is turned into a vampire, and loses the one source of happiness in his life at the hands of the one who turned him.
    • Casey, even more so than Davey. She is dragged into Davey's problems, then is raped by a vampiric woman shortly after, is turned, and 18 years later, is forced to shoot some horrible porn scenes to break down her will before being killed.
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