Thursday, June 26, 2014

Review: The Science of Vampires

The Science of Vampires
The Science of Vampires by Katherine Ramsland

My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Book Info: Genre: Non-fiction, exploration of mythology/legends/lore
Reading Level: Adults
Recommended for: The vampire obsessed

My Thoughts: Honestly, I was a bit disappointed in this book. Oh, there's a lot of information, and lots of other books that are referenced, but I wanted something more scientific, and this was more the exploration of the myths and legends with a sort of “what if?” theme, and the cultural phenomenon of vampires and those trying to emulate them. If you're vampire obsessed and want to read everything about vampires you can put your hands upon, then you will likely find something of interest in this book.

Disclosure: This book was given to me as a gift. All opinions are my own.

Synopsis: Are any vampire myths based on fact?

Bloodsucking villain to guilt-ridden loner—what has inspired the redemption of the vampire in fiction and film?

What is Vampire Personality Disorder? What causes a physical addiction to another person’s blood?

Are there any boundaries in the polysexual world of vampires?

How could a vampire hide in today’s world of advanced forensic science?

What is the psychopathology of the vampire?

What happens in the brain of a vampire’s victim?

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  1. I enjoyed your blog today Katy. I'm more of a mystery fan than vampires or paranormal books but I always enjoy seeing what others find interesting.
    Had good news last week as I sent my second novel to be published. It's a happy time.
    When you get a chance, please stop over at my blog and say hi.

    1. Hey, Michael, congratulations on the second book! This is not a fiction book, it's supposedly an analysis of how vampires might be explained by science. It's the fact that she mostly just provides anecdotes and comments about shows and books that kept the rating a bit low... I will try to come by, I haven't been online much, as should be obvious by my lack of posting!


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