Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Book in Review: The New Vampire's Handbook

The New Vampire's Handbook A Guide for the Recently Turned Creature of the Night Edited by: The Vampire Mile Proctor (by: Joe Garden, Janet Ginsburg, Chris Pauls, Anita Serwacki, & Scott Sherman)
Non-Fiction: Humor, paranormal 211 pages
Book Count: 62

As you could tell by the title, this is a how to book for new vampires as written by a vampire. It uses mostly traditional ideas about vampires i.e. sun light kills, no reflection, OCD counting, changing into bats, controlling animals etc. But it does put some twists on it as well as writing in a modern humorous style. It includes some interesting pseudoscience reasons for some of the things, like lack of reflections and vampire sexuality. It also deals with issues of being a vampire that at not normally addressed like: how to plan finances, why you should avoid people that are into vampires, how to act the age you look, and the pros and cons of different forms of travel. Over all this book would work well as a handbook for vampires, making it a good read for people who like humor and vampire stories.

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