- File Size: 616 KB
- Print Length: 90 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: www.kit-tinsley.com (December 31, 2014)
- Publication Date: December 31, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00RNKYJKC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,155,589 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Thirst For Blood: A History Of The Vampire In Folklore, Fiction, and Film Kindle Edition
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This book does exactly what it says and whisks the reader back, even beyond the Bram Stoker and Whitby connections. Greek mythology and Eastern European legends rise to take some credit long before any of the modern developments of the character model.
I like to have this sort of information at my fingertips as a quick reference, and simply because it’s not factual, it can be used by somebody like me as a guide. It is a given that I will credit to the authors if I should happen to produce a tale of the mythical un-dead who enjoyed a pint or two - of blood.
I’ve never watched or taken any notice of any of the modern television series or paperbacks. It is only in recent times that I’ve read a couple of the modern versions and there seemed to me to be a massive variation in the treatment of the theories I remembered, and how these creatures were now being portrayed. One book I read was humorous and the other was romantic.
To go back to the contents of the book without giving away details, the authors have compiled a reasonable cross-section of myth, literature, television, film, and factual modern-day murder. If nothing else this is light entertainment, although having said that, it must have taken many hours to put together. An unusual but for me, useful little book.