|Author||Poppy Z. Brite|
|Cover artist||Miran Kim|
Drawing Blood is a 1993 novel, the second from author Poppy Z. Brite. Something of a haunted house tale, the novel was originally titled Birdland but the publisher retitled it to make a thin connection to Brite's first novel, Lost Souls, a vampire tale.
The novel concerns Trevor McGee, a comic book artist and sole survivor of a family murder-suicide, and Zachary Bosch, a bisexual hacker, and their arrival at McGee's old family home in Missing Mile, North Carolina, a fictional town featured in Brite's previous novel, Lost Souls.
When a man set himself on fire in the Los Angeles, California location of a commercial mailbox company, copies of this novel were saturated with the smell of burnt flesh. They were sold by book dealer Barry R. Levin as collectibles.
- "Biography". Poppy Z. Brite Official Site. Retrieved 2013-09-09. "[The] original title was Birdland, and I still think of it by that name, but Dell wanted something that sounded like a "horror title." Actually, I believe now that they wanted readers to think they were getting a sequel to Lost Souls."
- David Streitfeld, "A Real Stinker: Book Dealer's Offering Is Under Wraps for a Reason," Washington Post, August 29, 1994.
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