Wednesday, 17 June 2009

MISC, FACTUAL REVIEW: The Everything Vampire Book, The Girls Guide to Vampires - Barb Kang


From Bram Stoker's "Dracula", to Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series, vampires have fascinated and frightened young and old alike for centuries. Whether it is an evil, sharp-fanged creature who appears from the mist, or a handsome, erotic man or woman of mystery, the vampire in all its incarnations is one of the most popular and intriguing characters of literature and film. Vampires alternately terrorize and become objects to be idolized and desired. "The Everything[registered] Vampire Book" examines their notorious history and legends, their evolution and portrayal in books, television, and cinema, and the on going fascination with the 'vampire lifestyle'.


"The Girl's Guide to Vampires" is the perfect supernatural reference for teens who enjoy romance literature laced with mystery and a twinge of darkness. Young adult readers have a major fascination with all things vampire. Millions are reading Stephenie Meyer's "Twilight" series and eagerly awaiting the movie adaptation. They're also devouring other vampire series, like "Vampire Academy", "The Vampire Diaries", and "Vampire Kisses". And they're devotedly creating and visiting hundreds of vampire-themed Websites.


How can you tell if you’ve got a Vampire Hottie or a Vampire nottie? Quite simply get one or other of these two books written by screen writer and journalist Barb Kang. Each has their own individual nuggets not included in the other although with a lot of the same ground trodden in each you’ll get some repetition. Whilst both books are fun I wouldn’t advise to buy both but to spend a few minutes flicking between each to see which one is more your own style (or the person for whom you’re purchasing it for.) Barb is entertaining, her writing witty and for the layman theres gold in these there books, to the informed the nuggets are there for the claiming from little known vampiric facts to more books to indulge your fascination with.

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