Although the word "vampire" was not introduced until the eighteenth century, variations of this hemo-craving creature have existed since long before the Christian era. Almost every civilization had a demon or spirit—often a god or goddess—whose bloodlust complicated things for the general populace. But sometimes it’s not all about the blood. Modern vampire tales have stronAlthough the word "vampire" was not introduced until the eighteenth century, variations of this hemo-craving creature have existed since long before the Christian era. Almost every civilization had a demon or spirit—often a god or goddess—whose bloodlust complicated things for the general populace. But sometimes it’s not all about the blood. Modern vampire tales have stronger-willed and less traditional beings at their core: beings who strive to coexist with mortals by drinking synthetic blood, like True Blood’s Bill Compton, or who sparkle in the daylight instead of disintegrating, like Twilight’s Edward Cullen. Plus, these guys are way easier on the eyes than the more old-school vampires out there, especially filmmaker F. W. Murnau’s infamous Nosferatu, a terrifying vampire in dire need of a manicure.Regardless of time, place, and blood type, Laura Enright cordially invites you into the dark underworld of the vampire. She sheds light (but not too much) on this captivating, age-defying creature by exploring topics ranging from the powers it can possess to what will kill it—for good. With close to thirty top-ten lists brimming with gore and fang-tastic facts, Vampires’ Most Wanted™ is sure to provide the reader with a biting good time....
|Title||:||Vampires' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities|
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Vampires' Most Wanted: The Top 10 Book of Bloodthirsty Biters, Stake-wielding Slayers, and Other Undead Oddities Reviews
I liked the book a lot. Some of the items are repeated a lot because of the popularity of the vampires.
This is a book packed full fantastic vampire lists. There are lists on the top 10 vampire myths, top 10 young adult books, top 10 crypts and castles and on and on. The book does much more than simply list of names and titles, it delves deeply into each one, filling the reader’s mind full of fascinating info on their favorite creatures of the night.In honor of Vampires' Most Wanted and due to my love for lists (seriously, I own a few of the Listography books) my review will be done list style!1. I love that it wasn’t just a boring book of lists and nothing else. Everything listed was followed by a paragraph of well-researched and intriguing information. The author didn’t just ramble off facts though, it didn’t feel like some boring text book at all, but more like a fun and interesting conversation.2. As a vampire folklore junkie I was pleasantly surprised by the author’s list of vampire myths. She definitely did her research on worldwide vampire lore and created a superb list that was bursting full of fascinating information, and most importantly, accurate information.3. A wide assortment of films was covered in this book, not just the newest or the most popular. Many movies, old and new, were mentioned. I loved that since it gave readers a new insight into vampire films they may have never heard of before.4. The author’s choices weren’t the obvious ones, which was great. Take the vampire literature lists for example, of course novels like Dracula and Interview with the Vampire made the list, but so did a few other less obvious books like Kim Newman’s Anno Dracula and Jewelle Gomez’s The Gilda Stories.5. The sexy vampire section wasn’t bad, but I could personally think of many vampires sexier than the ones listed. But hey, to each their own.6. As for the lovers section – Buffy never loved Spike, Spike even knew that and said so. So while Spike loved Buffy, I personally would have had Angel and Buffy on the list instead since their love was mutual.7. There was a fantastic variety of lists, I was expecting nothing more than top movies, top shows and so on, but there were lists on vampiric animals, real blood drinkers, vampire events and much more. And that concludes my list of likes and dislikes. Overall, I loved Vampires' Most Wanted and highly recommend it to all vampire fans. There’s such a variety of information in there that I guarantee that you will learn something new and fangtastic.
Skip it!! If you are looking for vamp-romance, vampire-fantasy books, etc. all your resources are here on Goodreads. The rest of the book is frighting. See my reading progress notes if you want detailed chapter notes.