Reading the Vampire Slayer: The Complete, Unofficial Guide to 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

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Tauris Parke Paperbacks, 2004 - Performing Arts - 322 pages
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The first edition of Reading the Vampire Slayer was highly praised in both the fan magazine SFX and the Times Literary Supplement. This second edition is hugely revised and expanded to cover the sixth and seventh seasons of Buffy and the third and fourth seasons of Angel. It contains chapters on the relationship between Buffy and the lovelorn vampire Spike and on the thematic structure of Angel, as well as interviews on the writing of Buffy with scriptwriters Jane Espenson and Steven DeKnight. Individual chapters have been updated and the useful episode guide is expanded to cover all seven seasons of Buffy and the four seasons of Angel, as is Roz Kaveney's general introduction to the scenes and structures of each season.
 

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Review: Reading the Vampire Slayer: The Complete, Unofficial Guide to 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

User Review  - Kristin Dahlman - Goodreads

The essays are not what I expected and some of them seemed to be reaching very far. In fact of the essays I didn't read, as they didn't interest me, see fan fiction and role playing. While some essays ... Read full review

Review: Reading the Vampire Slayer: The Complete, Unofficial Guide to 'Buffy' and 'Angel'

User Review  - Simon - Goodreads

"She saved the world. A lot" (Roz Kaveney). A good rundown of all seven seasons of Buffy and all but the last of Angel, bringing out prominent themes. "Entropy as demon: Buffy in Southern California ... Read full review

Contents

She saved the world A
1
Entropy as demon
83
Writing the Vampire Slayer
100
Reading
132
What vou are whats to come
138
ZoeJanc Playdon
156
The only thing better than killing a Slayer
195
Blood and choice
220
They always mistake me for the character I play
233
Episode Guide
277
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About the author (2004)

Roz Kaveney is a well-known reviewer, contributing editor of The Encyclopaedia of Fantasy, and co-founder of Feminists against Censorship.

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