On Task Fun Guide,
This review is from: The Vampire Survival Guide: How to Fight, and Win, Against the Undead (Zen of Zombie Series) (Perfect Paperback)
If anyone wants to take this book seriously, they need to talk to someone and reflect on the very idea that there might be a virus that causes vampirism. If you enjoy amusing books written in a serious fashion about the mythical monsters we love to scare yourselves with, then this is a great book.
This is not from the same publisher of other "survival guides" that I have given to my partner but he returned the favor by giving me this. The book is on task and on topic from the beginning through to the end. Tackling questions of survival focusing on being against not with the vampires though there are some warnings about hooking up or wanting to join their ranks.
Written with a thought to economics, fighting, disease spread, and cultural changes, it imagines a world overturned for several months by a vampire uprising. However, that idea that such an uprising would occur and why is the weakest part of the book, threatening to undermine it so I deducted a star from my rating. If you can buy the premise, just go with it, then you can have fun reading this book.
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Initial post: Mar 14, 2011 2:11:08 PM PDT
Thanks for your review. But I'm confused by the title. "The Vampire Survival Guide" seems to betoken a book FOR vampires, and which teaches THEN how to survive in, I take it (from the publication date), the modern world. But the subtitle, "How To Fight, And Win, Against The Undead", seems to betoken that this is a book for those who FIGHT vampires, (and other undead.) Should this book not have been titled: "The Vampire Fighter's Survival Guide"??????? : )E (Not that I take this thing seriously of course.....I just watched a lot of DARK SHADOWS when I was younger. Then again, there REALLY are "psychic vampires" around - you know, the sort of people who drain one's energy by their conversation, and who darken the atmosphere of a room just by entering it? Sadly, "psychic vampires" ARE real. : ( The "cure"? Give them "THE SECRET OF THE MILLIONAIRE MIND", by T.Harve Eker, or a deck of "THE SECRET OF THE MILLIONAIRE MIND C A R D S", also by Mr. Eker, (for which I have written a review.)
This book was a No. 1 best-seller on the NY Times, USA Today, and Wall Street Journal Book lists. It -- and the set of cards distilled from it -- are actually a "self improvement book, cleverly disguised as a get-rich-quick book" (my description). I gave it to one "psychic vampire" I have had to know for years, (he's my sister's now thankfully ex-husband) -- upon his INISISTANCE that I give him a birthday gift. Mr. Eker's book turned this 4-letter-word using, demeaning, sarcastic, verbally-abusing, true "psychic vampire" into a 7/8 Human Being! (He still has his "moments", but they are milder, and MUCH farther apart!) I was on a chat-group once, and someone said the same thing about this book and a psychic vampire that SHE knew. The book did the same thing!
It's the closest thing to "real magic" there is!
Just thought I'd mention ths to a fellow vine member, as a "thank you" for your intelligent, balanced, and thoughtful review! Thanks again! : )E
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