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Vampires Among Us

3.36 of 5 stars 3.36  ·  rating details  ·  110 ratings  ·  9 reviews
For centuries, vampires have been the stuff of myth and legend, dreams and nightmares. Now, a journalist and psychic investigator reveals the secret lives of modern-day vampires. Based on interviews and first-person accounts, this book tell of the bizzare double lives of many men and women.
Paperback, 270 pages
Published August 1st 1991 by Pocket Books (first published 1991)
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Feb 02, 2015 Jeff rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: Anyone in school doing a report/essay.
Recommended to Jeff by: The voices in my head.
1st Read: (May 16 - 18, 1996)

Would be an excellent guide for direction...if you chose to go that route. I did enjoy the book for the most part as I have always been interested in Dracula and vampires. The writing is alright and the author seems to make fun of herself at intervals.It was refreshing to hear of different cultures and their beliefs as well. The book is now out of print, so I will be hanging on to mine for awhile yet.
"The Suprising Story of Real Life Vampires in the 20the Century" Meh. I remember this being slightly on the kooky side back when I first read it sometime in the 1990's. Haven't found the motivation to read it a second time, so I am getting rid of it during the Great Home Library Purge of 2010.
John Wick
Feb 22, 2007 John Wick rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: those interested in vampires
Shelves: vampires
the book is a little weak, however it was the first book I ever read about the phenomenon of Vampirism that took it seriously (though mature reflection reveals this book to be weak in many respects). I still hold onto it because it started my infatuation.
The title of this book should have been "Vampires Among Us: the Delusions of the Fantasy-Prone, Histrionic Personality".

Terrible and devoid of rational or critical examination of any substance.
I just loved this book! I found it interesting and creepy all at the same time. Too bad it is out of print now! You can still find it on amazon used.
Found it to be an excellent read and more informative on the topic of real Vampiric type entities then most of the crap found on the shelves these days.
Titus Hjelm
Much more sympathetic than some of the other books on real vampires--to the point of being a bit too gullible for an academic taste.
It's not Carl Bernstein or anything, but after finishing this book, I was halfway convinced that maybe, just maybe, vampires do exist.
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