I'm a bit torn about this book, it is attractive, relatively amusing, but at $12 is a bit expensive for basically 26 pages of text and 26 illustrations. If it was half as expensive I'd probably have given it 5 stars, as is I'd really rate it about 3.5. V is for Vampire is a quicky guide to things you perhaps hadn't considered about vampires and those than hunt them, but it feels a bit less focused than Z is for Zombie. Z followed a clear narrative flow, from the start of the zombie apocalypse to the inevitable end for any mortal caught up in such an event. Z was both more cynical and depressing, and more amusing for it. V is a bit more random in its approach and doesn't have a clear narrative progression linking each new letter. Instead it looks to raise ideas about vampires that you might not have considered, from aspects of the genre as a whole to just why vampires stay in those moldering old castles. It tries to make you think a it about what being a vampire might actually entail along the way, and is perhaps a bit more balanced than Z was. There's really no one who envies the zombie so things are more cut and dry, not so much with vampires, though one could argue becoming a vampire might be a worse fate. This is the kind of book you might show to friends with an interest in vampires or paranormal romance, but I'm not sure how much of a book for rereading it is. Though considering how short it is it won't take very long to read again. But as a coffee table book or for the conversation starting potential it isn't a bad book, just be aware of what you are getting.