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So You Like Vampires?
on 15 September 2010
Charlotte Montague here offers us a great big harback on the subject of vampires and vampirism. From religion through to superstition, folklore, urban myths and myths and legends this also goes onto case histories of people like Vlad the Impaler and Elizabeth Bathory and others. We are then taken through vampires in rock, literature and films.
Full of illustrations and photos there is a lot to keep you interested in this book as you follow the medieval vampire that caused real horror, onto the erotic undertones of the literary vampire, and how the image of the vampire has changed once again into today's more sympathetic alienated creature.
I must admit that I came across this book quite by chance and have thoroughly enjoyed it. I think that this is something to keep in mind for a great present idea.