Well, he dissed Stephenie Meyer's vampire tale, but he is gaga over a new vampire book (of sorts) called The Passage by Justin Cronin: In a smart marketing move, the publisher has put 15 pages of it on scribd.com for people to read (in the search bar, put in The Passage by Justin Cronin). I just finished it, and I can't say I'm captivated, at least not yet. Granted, it's the usual start where the characters are being introduced. If any of you get a chance to read the sneak preview, tell me what you thought of it. By the way, it's a huge book (~800 pages) and is the first in a planned trilogy. If you've been looking for a post-apocalyptic vampire epic, apparently this'll be a good book choice for you.