Thursday, June 26, 2014
Review: 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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