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The Quotable Slayer (Buffy the Vampire Slayer) Paperback – October 3, 2005

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"Well, the Slayer always says a pun or a witty play onwords, and I think it throws vampires off!"

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Micol Ostow is half Puerto Rican, half Jewish, half student, half writer, half chocolate, half peanut butter. When she is under deadline, she is often half asleep. She believes that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts except in the case of Chubby Hubby ice cream. She lives in New York City where she reads, runs, and drinks way too much coffee. Learn more at www.micolostow.com. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Product Details

  • Series: Buffy the Vampire Slayer
  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Pocket Books (October 3, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0743495489
  • ISBN-13: 978-0743495486
  • Product Dimensions: 7 x 0.8 x 4.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 9.9 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (27 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,752,015 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Micol Ostow is half Puerto Rican, half Jewish, half editor, half writer, half chocolate, half peanut butter. When she is under deadline, she is often half asleep. She believes that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts except in the case of Chubby Hubby ice cream. She lives in New York City, where she practices liberal consumption of coffee, cheese, and chocolate.

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Format: Mass Market Paperback
Compiling a solid collection of memorable quotes from all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, The Quotable Slayer is a nice little Buffy relic that long time fans will appreciate. Even though some of the quotes are either condensed or different from what was said on the show (such as Angel's Passion voice over, undoubtadly one of the best quotes from the series) and some of the episode titles are wrong from where the quote was taken from (the talk between Xander and Andrew regarding Anya's fate in the final episode "Chosen"; here it is listed as being from "End of Days"), that aside this is still worth owning for any and every Buffy fan; and you all know who you are.
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By A Customer on December 13, 2003
Format: Mass Market Paperback
Fun little book that compiles many of the most memorable quotes for all seven seasons of Buffy the Vampire Slayer. The book covers a wide range of quotes from the hilarious to the touching. I really enjoyed this book but I do have a few complaints. I noticed an error, they have the Xander/Andrew talking about Anya's death quote labeled as coming from "End of Days" instead of "Chosen." I think there may have been a few more mistakes but I'd have to check on those. Also, The book didn't have my favorite quote which is; "For God's sake, man, she's eighteen. And you have the emotional maturity of a blueberry scone. Just have at it, would you, and stop fluttering about." ~ Giles to Wesley (The Prom) Still, If you are a die hard Buffy fan I highly recommend this book. It's good for quick Buffy fixes on the go.
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Chances are that nothing ever said on "Buffy the Vampire Slayer" will ever make it into "Bartlett's Familiar Quotations," so Micol Ostow and Steven Brezenoff have attempted to correct for that shortcoming by compiling "The Quotable Slayer." This paperback also presents a more convenient alternative to flipping through your editions of "The Watcher's Guide" for the "Quotable Buffy" or the "Quote of the Week" for each episode, and it also avoids getting into ephemeral language, loose idioms, and mixed etymologies such as Michael Adams provides in "Slayer Slang: A 'Buffy the Vampire Slayer' Lexicon." What "BtVS" fans get here is a walk down memory lane through the one-liners and choice dialogue from the seven seasons of the show.

"The Quotable Slayer" is divided into sections devoted to Quotable Slayer (1-14); Quotable Watcher (15-23); Quotable Scoobies, which covers Willow, Xander, Angel/Angelus, Cordelia, Spike, Oz, Anya, Riley, Tara, and Dawn (24-81); and Quotable Other People, which includes Faith, Wesley, and Other Others (82-88). For me the key section is "Buffy On..." which looks at the specific topics of Slaying, Authority, Knowledge, Big Bad, Fashion, Food, Holidays, Money, Fear (Itself), War, Evil, Sex/Dating (interesting order, huh?), Friendship, Love, Religion, Miscellaneous, and Quotable Music ("Once More With Feeling") and Quotable Finale ("Chosen") for the big finish (89-202).

For me that lengthy last section is key because I really was hoping "The Quotable Buffy" would be arranged so that you could look by choice Slayer quotes about vampires, parenting, dating, and other modern horrors. But I know that a "Bartlett's" style index where you can find every quote in "The Quotable Slayer" that uses the words "spell," "bloody" or "vengeance demon.
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By A Customer on April 13, 2004
Format: Mass Market Paperback
I was so excited when I got this book. Especially when I saw that it contained some of my favorite quotes from the show. Then I read a little closer. There are quite a few quotes that are either attributed to the wrong person or episode and there are no quotes from Glory, The Master, The Mayor and a few other baddies even though there is a big bad section. There are also no quotes from important eps like "The Gift" and there are precious few quotes from "Once More, With Feeling" arguably one of the best episodes of all time. I would have to agree with another reviewer that the Watcher's Guides are much better with the quotes, and may I relate that the final watcher's guide should be out sometime this summer. Considering the price of the book though,I guess you get what you pay for but still use discretion. I would recommend the Watcher's Guide heavily as better solution for your Buffy fix, even if it is more expensive.
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This book has so many errors in it I don't know where to begin. Most of the information is wrong. Even if the quote is correct usually who said it or the episode name is wrong. If you are a true Buffy fan you will remember all of the quotes in this book and if not they will be meaningless to you. One good thing about it is that on a day when you have nothing else to do you can sit there and correct all of the mistakes in it. It is possible that I am being overly critical. I am a big enough of a Buffy freak that I can recite all 144 episode names in order so Buffy is one thing that I am very picky about.
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Quotable Slayer is a compilation of quotes and memorable dialogue from Buffy Season 1 to Season 7. Its organized into sections such as Buffy On... and Quotable Slayer (about Slayers. Its very well organized and small enough to carry around in your bag where ever you go. The choice of quotes is good. There are a few minor errors. It includes full color photos.
A highlight is the Quotable Intro which is a nice intro to the book. I would recommend this for fans who'd like to remember things about the show, but for die hard fanatics, this book is not a necessity. You'd probably be able to rant of quotes off your mind right now without the book.
Overall, the book is nice but not something that stands out or a necessity for fans at all.
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