We owe it to each other to tell stories - Neil Gaiman

Saturday, 10 April 2010

Who knew there was so much of it?

Last year when hanging out with fellow bibliophile and very close friend Ceasar Mata (on one of our Saturday coffee dates) I decided that it would be interesting to read vampire fiction. Starting with the most recent releases and working my way back to Bram Stoker who started it all with Dracula. Little did I know that there was literally thousands of vampire books, and hundreds of vampire book series to choose from. The myriad of vampire literature out there is simply astounding, and I think it is very revolutionary that a university in the United Kingdom (the first to do so) has developed a masters degree in vampire literature.

So this is my major project for the year, -other than reading atleast a hundred books - is to produce some sort of thesis on vampire literature. It should be rather fun as I start placing my findings up here. So join me as I delve into the world of vampire fiction and discover the other worlds that often only exist in books. Vampires, werewolves, shapeshifters and other mythical creatures will be covered, since they cannot exist alone!

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