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5.0 out of 5 stars So You Like Vampires?, 15 Sept. 2010
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M. Dowden (London, UK) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight - the Complete Guide to Vampire Mythology (Hardcover)
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.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fangtastic, 13 April 2011
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I bought this book when I spotted it in a shop; it's a very enlightening read.
The book starts by giving lots of folk law and superstition as to what people used to believe in many different countries, starting from when people believed that vampires were more zombie like animated corpses. The book then takes you through developing how the vampires have been thought of right up to the romantic view we have of vampires today. The book then starts to look at popular media which depicted vampires, from a Victorian comic to popular novels (like Dracula and interview with a vampire) to the Hollywood movies of today (like twilight)
The book also looks at facts as to why people started believing in vampires like information on dieses that people contracted which could have been mistaken for vampirism. It also looks at people through history which have been suggested to be vampires like Elizabeth Bathory and Vald the Impaler.
If your looking for a book that gives you many tales and folk law, mixed in with how this could have developed into today's view, with a few facts to help support the old theories, quirky superstition, media knowledge and characters from history then this is a great book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Vampires from Dracula to twighlight, 29 Mar. 2013
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A brillient book for those who love to write about vampires, it was very interesting and informative, I loved reading the book very much. If you enjoy reading or writing about vampires then this is a book for you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Fang-tastic !!!!, 30 May 2013
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Everything you ever wanted to know about Vampire Mythology...and then some !!! Very well researched and very well written. A very entertaining and enlightening book. Recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars vampires!!!, 5 July 2013
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Everything you should know about the myths/folklore of eternal life as a vampire. This book goes into depth uncovering the "truth" excellent reading ....
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5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic!!, 11 April 2012
This book is really fantastic if you want to find out more about vampire mythology. I highly recommend it! :)
Jessica xxx
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5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!, 15 Dec. 2013
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Angel (Lancs, England) - See all my reviews
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AMAZING!! its great for a book that costs 60 something pence! very factful! I Love Vampires so I thought it was great!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Amazing book!, 31 Dec. 2012
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A brilliant book! I loved reading about how vampires evolved from just a myth to being a style of gothic culture.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars, 28 Mar. 2015
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Mr. Tj Walsh "walshtimothy2" (N Ireland) - See all my reviews
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excellent reading for the origin of the species :)
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