Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Vampirologist Uncovered!

Although there's a vast array of books written on vampires, very few authors readily identify themselves as vampirologists.

Off the top of my head, only Jeanne Keyes Youngson (Private Files of a Vampirologist, 1997), Stephen Kaplan (Vampires Are, 1984), Sean Manchester (The Vampire Hunter's Handbook: A Concise Vampirological Guide, 1997) and Theresa Bane (Actual Factual: Dracula, A Compendium of Vampires, 2007), come to mind.

So, it's great to see a new addition to this lot: Joe Nickell.

His "Vampirologist" page admittedly doesn't indicate many contributions to the field, but it's good to see that he has no qualms in adopting the title.

Even if he lists it as one of his many "Personas".

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