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on 29 October 2003
Although there are already a number of 'academic' books on the Buffy phenomenon available, this one is a little different. Rather than serious analysis of the show, this book contains short chapters from several science fiction authors and writers, who give their opinions on different aspects of the show. There's no difficult jargon, no referencing, just fans of the show discussing and celebrating seven seasons of Buffy.
The chapters vary in their length and quality, but cover topics such as the links between sex and death, fans of the show, individual characters and an impassionaed argument as to why Buffy should be going out with Wesley!
The chapters are not always postive toward the show, and there is some criticism of the last two seasons, but this is an interesting read for any fans of the show, or even just the casual viewer. It's a good starting point for any serious study of Buffy due to its readability, and, provided you can overlook the bias toward the character of Spike, worthy of a place on your bookshelf.
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on 13 December 2011
If you liked the TV series, or in fact any Joss Whedon show, then this is the perfect companion, offering different insights into the show. Written with the humour and perception you would expect from Joss's fans!
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