Pinocchio is hell on vampires (and crickets, of course)
There’s such a wonderfully simple internal logic to a story about a wooden boy who battles the undead that I almost can’t believe no one has come up with Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer before now.
Seriously, it’s perfect: With a pine body impervious to fangs, and a growing nose providing an ever-present stake, the little puppet is ready-made to kill the creatures of the night.
“The book takes off from the end of Carlo Collodi’s fairy tale, as vampires suddenly invade Pinocchio’s village,” Jensen writes. “It’s a blend of humor, fantasy and horror.”
You can read a sequence from Pinocchio: Vampire Slayer here.