In the end there was not much viciousness in the 'Vicious'. It did not blow my mind. I start to think I have much too high expectation from modern fiction. I didn't like the characters nor their motives. The language was simple, the plot was not well thought out. Eli in the end made such a rookie mistake that I refuse to consider the ending credible. Digging up graves was the most 'fun' part of the book. That says a lot.