Pierce = puncture = vampire

This is, no doubt, a vampire's name. And still, it is not uncommon. Does it mean there are creatures like Pierce all over the place?

Norman = normal or Norman = North man?

Norman is the man in the street. If the second interpretation that occurs to me has some truth to it, then it may be there because the folklore of Northern Europe is not rich in vampires.

Jacqueline, a French name

France has a strong romantic tradition, out of which the vampire legends have emerged. So maybe that is why Jacqueline is much more prone to becoming a vampire than Norman.

None of the characters in the novel have a second name, and their first names are so obviously allegorical. So is this novel more than a story about a corporate takeover and a vampire starving for clever people's ideas? Is it an allegory about our world?

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