Vampires: From Dracula to Twilight
There’s a complete slew of books to get your teeth into that have come about since Twilight made Vampires sexy. This book sttes in it’s blurb –
The Blurb: There’s something about vampires In all their deadly, blood-sucking incarnations, they fascinate us. From Count Dracula to Edward Cullen, for centuries we have been enthralled by the mysterious legends that surround these dangerous creatures, and vampires have rarely been more popular than they are today. Pale-skinned, dark-cloaked, garlic-hating… the folklore is crawling with memorable myths. But how much do we really know about the history of vampire folklore? And is there any truth in it?
Vlad the Impaler, the fifteenth-century warrior-prince renowned for his cruelty, is widely believed to be the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula, but the roots of vampire mythology date back many centuries more, and fanged creatures of all shapes and sizes feature in cultures throughout the world. The Chupacabra – a strange beast said to stalk the countryside of Latin America – may appear to have little in common with the suave, sinister noblemen of Gothic literature, or the tortured teen vampires of Stephanie Meyer’s Twilight series, but they all share one common obsession. A lust for blood.
Vampires explores these diverse myths and legends, their impact upon popular culture and the reason why we can’t get enough of their blood-sucking ways. If you long to know about your favourite vampire – whether it’s Edward Cullen, Angel or the master himself, Count Dracula – then get your teeth into this…
Other books that I have found that might be worth a look (even if they are just cashing in on the phenomena) are –
Twilight and Philosophy: Vampires, Vegetarians, and the Pursuit of Immortality , Bella Should Have Dumped Edward, which explores controvertial views and debates on the Twilight series and Vampire Forensics.
While I’m on the subject of vampires, sadly, Twilight will come to an end and we are looking at ways in which to expand the site so with that in mind, is there another books series, movie or TV show in the genre that has caught your imagination? Would you like to see more news about these? Let us know.