The Girl's Guide to Vampires All you need to know about the original bad boys

The Girl's Guide to Vampires All you need to know about the original bad boys❮BOOKS❯ ✬ The Girl's Guide to Vampires All you need to know about the original bad boys Author Barbara Karg – Tbjewellers.co.uk The good news is He’s tall dark and handsomeThe bad news is He’s a bloodsucking creature of the night Not to mention arrogant predatory and immortalWhat’s a girl to do No worries—in this guide The good news is He’s tall Guide to PDF Ê dark and handsomeThe bad news is He’s a bloodsucking creature of the night Not The Girl's PDF/EPUB ² to mention arrogant predatory and immortalWhat’s a girl to do No worries—in this guide girls learn everything they need to know Girl's Guide to eBook ´ about these romantic rogues including how toKnow when they’ve met a vampireAvoid falling prey to a nightstalker’s charmsResist even the most Girl's Guide to Vampires All PDF/EPUB or aggressive advancesProtect themselves against the undeadDestroy a vampire—using everything from holy water to decapitationComplete with a review of vampire books TV shows and films as well as accounts of real life encounters with vampires this book is all girls need to surrender to the night—and still make sure they’re around to see another dayBarb Karg Pacific Northwest is a veteran journalist author screenwriter and lifelong vampire aficionado currently at work on a vampire novel She’s authored or coauthored twenty two books.

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The Girl's Guide to Vampires All you need to know about
  • Paperback
  • 180 pages
  • The Girl's Guide to Vampires All you need to know about the original bad boys
  • Barbara Karg
  • English
  • 21 January 2015
  • 9781605508191

10 thoughts on “The Girl's Guide to Vampires All you need to know about the original bad boys

  1. says:

    A lot of promises not deliveredThe concept is simple describe all there is to know about vampires their habits their powers and weakness how to recognize them how to kill them using an amusing tone and a girl oriented speech To give the book some credit the research work involved was simple amazing From vampire lore vampires in history and vampire books series and films the list is pretty long and impressive However the way the book is organized was in my opinion a total fail and a tad boring It reminds me of a mid term paper written by a procrastinating student that has a lot of fun gathering the information but forgets the importance of transposing it to paper She starts with an introduction of vampire lore and vampirism along the ages famous vampires and famous authors and actors Then came the books where she repeat some of the authors and vampires then the big screen when she describe again the actors and tells the most important movies After that why not divide the films onto two parts from silent movies to sixties and from seventies to current time and tell about the major films major actors wait didn't I read that already? and provide again a list of movies this time a complete one Next we have the TV series uhmmm I recall reading something about Buffy and Angel another 3 or 4 times before in this book Finally she ends with a chapter about the pros and cons to become a vampire believe me or not that was my favorite part and it pretty much saved the book for me Overall it could be a pretty amazing book full of information and some funny remarks but it turn to be uite bland and boring

  2. says:

    I gave it 4 and not 5 because her attempts at you go girl type bonding with the reader and he's a hottie bad boy vamp sort of schtick got kind of annoying I rolled my eyes a lot lol But other than that it was actually really interesting and just a fun read I especially enjoyed her extensive for the size of this book coverage of vampires in literature and film Her writing seemed to shine the best when discussing the movies in particular Definitely a media journalist which is actually part of her credentials if I'm not mistaken a fun uick interesting read that actually gave me some great ideas for new vamp lit and movies to readwatch

  3. says:

    Despite it's campy cutesy attack style in order to suck young female readers in it's actually a really good resource to have if you're looking for the Cliff Notes version on vampires This book doesn't beat around the bush Vampires are reanimated corpses If you can get over that you're good to head on out with a vampFrom the Vlads to the crazies to the cinematic this book has it all jam packed into less than 200 lean pages of bloody meat The first two thirds of the book is a mini encyclopedia going over the types of vampires where they come from how they're made how you can kill them what their personalities are like and so on The last third gives you a run down of excellent vampires on film in books and on TV If you don't know of Dark Shadows Forever Knight Fright Night or Nosferatu you're sorely lacking All of this though is told with a keen teen type of voice meant to suck in and intrigue talk to instead of talk at because uite frankly lectures even about awesome things like vampires can get really boringThe only issue I had with the book is the author referring to Stephenie Meyer as ueen of the Darned for her popular blue balls vampire books You know I guess you can't talk about the greater spectrum of vampires without giving SMeyer her due credit however little that may be Despite the fact that she printed literary horse shit we can thank her in large part to the surge of vampire love in YA Yeah thanks for those brooding emo vamps in high school after 200 years How cool And I guess when you're trying to rope in the same crowd that swallows those pissy novels like a starving duck you're going to want to play to that crowd a bit Thankfully I have some other vampire guides that refuse to pander to the likes of the Mormon researchfail ueenOther than that I'm very happy with the book overall It started vampire history where it deserved tapped all aspects of vampire lore however briefly and tied it in nicely to modern day happenings across the entertainment board If you want a uick undead breath into the world of vampires this is a good place to start but I can guarantee that once you read this guide you'll want to dive in deeper to the ever expansive world of vampires Oh it's so much wider than mere glittering and simpering and pining Vampires are nasty they're seductive they're sexy and their fangs are fucking sharp

  4. says:

    OkMost the stuff I already know It is good for people who have no clue what vampire are I disagree with some things The book could be better

  5. says:

    My rating 35 out of 5I am a big vampire fan so I was really excited when I found this book in the YA section of a local bookstore The cover is appealing and so are the pages In this book Barb Karg takes us through varying vampire legends across the different continents She covers the differences in how vampires are created what powers they have what they look like and much She also references vampire experts from Bram Stoker to Anne Rice Karg also discusses vampires in film ranging from Bela Lugosi's and Gary Oldman's interpretations of Dracula to Stuart Townsend as iconic vampire Lestat Karg also threw in her own fictional commentary depicting a scene in which you as the reader meet a vampire Overall I would say this book is pretty interesting As someone who is working on my own vampire book I appreciate the collection of vampire lore and will most likely use this book as a uick reference guide It was a uick read and very informative on the differences in vampire lore I just wish Karg would have included some picturesdrawingsdepictions of vampires especially as they changed over time Nosteratu is uite different from the romantic blooksuckers of today and seeing that along with reading the text would have been uite sensational SummaryThe good news is He's tall dark and handsome The bad news is He's a bloodsucking creature of the night Not to mention arrogant predatory and immortal What's a girl to do? No worries'in this guide girls learn everything they need to know about these romantic rogues including how to know when they've met a vampire avoid falling prey to a nightstalker's charms resist even the most aggressive advances protect themselves against the undead destroy a vampire'using everything from holy water to decapitation complete with a review of vampire books TV shows and films as well as accounts of real life encounters with vampires this book is all girls need to surrender to the night'and still make sure they're around to see another day Barb Karg Pacific Northwest is a veteran journalist author screenwriter and lifelong vampire aficionado currently at work on a vampire novel She's authored or coauthored twenty two books from book coverCharactersNAKey wordsissuesvampires fantasy legends lore folktales mythologyRelated books The Everything Vampire Book by Barb Karg The Girl's Guide to Werewolves by Barb Karg The Vampire Book The Encyclopedia of the Undead by J Gordon Melton

  6. says:

    The Girls Guide to Vampires is an interesting non fiction book It has a lot of information about vampires And when I say a lot I mean a lotFirstly anyone reading the book will learn about the history of vampires and how they managed to become the vampires they are today Which I really liked because I uite often reading about history and myths and legendsThen there is the books If you want to find a vampire book that is right for you there are several lists of vampire books that cater to any kind of vampire fanThere are also some really cool movie lists too I don't know if I'd watch every single one of them but I would look at someThe Girl's Guide to Vampires is definitely a cool book It's really interesting and I would have to say that you shouldn't take it too seriously because it is a book just for a bit of fun But I do say that it's worth a read if you're a fan of vampiresI notice that there is also a Girl's Guide to Werewolves out I may check that out in the near future

  7. says:

    This offers a great overview to the history of the vampire from folklore and the novels of the 19th century through the films of each decade leading to television and the 21st Century The writer Barb Karg occasionally hints at the way the vampire is used as a metaphor for social and political issues in each era but rarely does than touch lightly on these I would have loved to have read about how the vampire's role in stories reflects changing social attitudes as well I also found the schtick of writing about vampires as 'the sexy bad boys' a bit overdone and seemed a function of writing for the target audience than really necessary to the content Still the powerful female vampires from Camilla to Selina get good coverage as wellHaving said thst this would be a terrific book to get for anyone who has only recently started reading vampire fiction and would like a guide to the genre's history and some suggestions of what other books to readfilms to see to get a broader knowledge

  8. says:

    I first picked up this book expecting it to be a short and fun read but it ended up having a lot of information But strangely unlike most guides I absorbed a lot of the information Usually when I read a book like this I don't pick up any of the information but with this book I picked up a lot of the information and have remembered it Something that really annoyed me was all the lists I personally like to truly learn a lot about a certain movie and or book than just see a list of movies and books but that is just my personal opinion I also didn't enjoy some of girly ways things were worded I just don't think that kind of demographic is reading the book and it is a little annoying to the girls who are reading it This book was not what I expected but it was a pretty pleasant surprise

  9. says:

    Learned a lot Seriously A LOT Well I adore Bram Stoker's genius imagination It's just too hurtful to think that he died in 1912 just before his very own Dracula was introduced legally in the film industrySo far the sexiest vampire for me is Bela Lugosi He is tall and all Loving the first bite eh?Anyway the last chapter of this book was asking if the reader would want to be le vampyre WELL I DON'T I just fancy vampires But that doesnt mean I want to transform into something unimaginable abominable and impossible Nosferatu is my favorite by the wayAnd this book would be much greater with pictures and illustrations

  10. says:

    Not a bad little book to get through I was very impressed that despite being a book mostly about generalizations it gave some decently detailed reviews of both cinematic and literary vampires For me personally the author got brownie points for liking the campy version of Dracula portrayed by Richard Roxburgh but got several hundred subtracted for daring to compare Twilight to the Harry Potter phenomenaI don't really know what I was expecting in regards to this book I may not come back to it for awhile but neither do I feel like my time was wasted

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