Long before "Twilight" achieved epic levels of popularity, Laurell K. Hamilton was reshaping the image of the vampire with her own take on the vampire mythos in her Anita Blake, "Vampire Hunter" fantasy novel series. While Hamilton's work draws on traditional vampire and fairy lore, her interpretation of these subjects brought new dimensions to the genres, influencing the direction of urban fantasy over the past two decades. Reading Laurell K. Hamilton focuses upon Hamilton's two bestselling series, the Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series and the Merry Gentry series. The volume is intended as a resource for leaders of book clubs or discussion groups, containing chapters that examine Hamilton's role in the current vampire literature craze, the themes and characters in her work, and responses to Hamilton on the Internet. The book also provides a brief overview of Hamilton's life.Über den Autor:
Candace R. Benefiel is associate professor and humanities librarian in the Texas A&M University Libraries, College Station, TX. She has been writing and publishing on vampire literature for 15 years in such journals as the Wilson Library Bulletin and the Journal of Popular Culture. Her other published works include The Image and Role of the Librarian.
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