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Zen in the art of Slaying Vampires Hardcover – October 10, 1997


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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 169 pages
  • Publisher: Hell's Kitchen Books; 1 edition (October 10, 1997)
  • ISBN-10: 1889830003
  • ISBN-13: 978-1889830001
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.1 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 15.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #3,724,189 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Steven-Elliot Altman is a bestselling author, screenwriter, graphic novelist and video game designer. His games include Acclaim's multiple award-winning title 9DRAGONS and Wooga's facebook sensation PEARL'S PERIL. Steve's novels include CAPTAIN AMERICA IS DEAD, ZEN IN THE ART OF SLAYING VAMPIRES, BATMAN: FEAR ITSELF, THE KILLSWITCH REVIEW, THE IRREGULARS and DEPRIVERS. He's also the editor of the critically-acclaimed anthology THE TOUCH and a contributor to SHADOWS OVER BAKER STREET, a Hugo Award Winning anthology of Sherlock Holmes Stories. Steve's also the current Vice-Chairman of the steering committee of the Writers Guild of America's Video Game Division.

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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By F. Roscoe on July 24, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book really defies description. It is one of the most serious, philosophical, mystical and scientific books ever written on the topic of vampires. Interestingly enough, the whole topic of "vampire slaying" really just serves as a vessel for introducing a deeper, more meaning look into human nature and Zen philosophy. This book would be interesting and meaningful for anyone interested in mysticism, Zen, biology, meditation, martial arts, sensory exploration, cultism, and last-but-not-least, vampires.
Although the book takes a serious, meditative look at vampire slaying, it actually builds to an incredible crescendo that rivals any book of fantasy or fiction. I have actually purchased this book for about 15 of my closest friends and family, and they have all been deeply touched by it. It's one of those brilliant books that forces you to examine your own life and to re-evaluate your goals and perspective. I know that all who read this will enjoy it tremendously.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
"Zen"...is an elegantly written, well researched, voyeuristic peek into the underground esoteric life of a vampire who realizes his higher purpose...to slay vampires.to meditate. to fast. to live a compassionate existence.to trancend his thirst for warm blood. A team of slayers called 'The Ministry' teams up with protaganist 'to clean house'by free-ing residents of the eerie,bloodless un-dead that reside among them. ~Masterpiece~
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By L. Aizenshtat on September 11, 2010
Format: Hardcover
Great book. It's a thriller with deep dive into human and 'non-human' psychology. From beginning to the end keeps the reader glued to the story line. Have many delicious discussions on meaning of life and death. Great style, enjoyable metaphors, true Zen spirit.
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