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Title:The Monster Book
Authors:Christopher Golden
Other authors:Thomas E. Sniegoski, Stephen R. Bissette
Info:Simon Spotlight Entertainment (2000), Paperback, 384 pages
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Buffy the Vampire Slayer: The Monster Book by Christopher Golden

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Whoa. This book is chock full of information. Basically it's not a surprising book if you can read the title. It's about 75% of the monsters that appear on the Buffy The Vampire Slayer TV show. I say 75% for two reasons. First, the edition of the book that I read only covers seasons one through the end of season four. Seasons 5, 6, and 7 have a few of their own monsters too. Also, they only cover the big monsters, and don't get into the multitudinous minor vampires, etc. that appear.

Their definition of monsters is also wide ranging. In addition to the demons, vampires and werewolves the authors also include the more than human beings who sometimes are good, sometimes not. i.e. witches and slayers are included (they're more than human yep, but not technically 'monsters' either).

The best part of the book isn't even the info on all the Buffy characters, though that stuff is awesome. The best part is the astounding amount of information on the vampires, demons, witches, etc. and not just in the TV show, but in all sorts of media and in the 'real world' too. Historical and fictional. It's tons of information, and with all the titles of other stories/books in there, there's a whole lot more to add to my to read list. Awesome book. ( )
  DanieXJ | May 10, 2013 |
Really rather cool.

This book is done in a similar style to the 'Watcher's Guides' that detail the show by episode, but here instead they take a look at the freaks, fangs, bad guys, demons, and whatever other weird or no-good creatures that Buffy and the gang have run into.

People should certainly like this one.

http://freesf.strandedinoz.com/wordpress/2012/04/the-monster-book-christopher-go... ( )
  bluetyson | May 5, 2008 |
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0671042599, Paperback)

Starting with Giles' research into the various monsters and demons Buffy and the gang have encountered, this book then delves into the folklore that inspired the show's bad guys - their mythology, science, cultural, literary and historial origins. "The Monster Book" looks at how vampires are created on the show. There are interviews with the series creator, Joss Whedon, as well as the writers, make-up and costume artists, stunt men and actors. It explores the mythology surrounding vampires and other ghouls, in other forms of popular culture. Meet the vampires and other Sunnydale hellmouth creatures, safely, in this monster book.

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