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V Is for Vampire: The A-Z Guide to Everything Undead

V Is for Vampire The A Z Guide to Everything Undead This informative and entertaining pop culture reference guide covers all aspects of vampirism from the infamous lore about garlic mirrors and wooden stakes to fascinating descriptions of little know

  • Title: V Is for Vampire: The A-Z Guide to Everything Undead
  • Author: David J. Skal
  • ISBN: 9780452271739
  • Page: 430
  • Format: Paperback
  • This informative and entertaining pop culture reference guide covers all aspects of vampirism from the infamous lore about garlic, mirrors, and wooden stakes to fascinating descriptions of little known books and films on the subject Skal s look at the dark creature will recapture the imagination of millions and covers hundreds of topics related to vampires Photos.

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    1 thought on “V Is for Vampire: The A-Z Guide to Everything Undead

    1. Perfection. Published in 1996, this is the good stuff, before Twilight ruined vampire culture. Entries include Catholicism, folklore, class warfare, even the AIDS epidemic, not to mention every literary, film and television representation and the evolution of the styles and symbolism contained therein. My Netflix queue will never be the same.

    2. This book came out in the 90's, when vampires had started to get sexy, but were still dangerous and didn't glitter.I enjoyed it. It's a synopsis of a lot of books, movies, and lore. There's a lot of obscure titles that might be interesting to Netflix one day.What I found the most interesting is that this book came out in the 1990's, around when Interview with a Vampire was a movie. I of course picked up on the obvious homosexual overtones of that movie, but I didn't connect it with the AIDS cris [...]

    3. As a long-time horror geek and vampire lover (as a kid, I went as Count Dracula for Halloween at least 5 years in a row), this book didn't really offer any knowledge I didn't already possess. However, I love David J. Skal and will read anything he writes and watch any program he appears in. Since my library recently made this title available and I hadn't come across it before, I had to pick it up. Skal knows his stuff and isn't shy about expressing his joy for (or disappointment in--Francis Ford [...]

    4. This book was really informative on the numerous works of Vampire films and fiction. A great way to bone up on your Vampire knowledge.

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