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Book Review – The Nameless City, by H.P. Lovecraft

Rating: ★★★✩✩ Genre: Horror Wikipedia Website               About: The Nameless City is a horror story by Lovecraft, published in The Wolverine in November 1921. Review: This was actually to be my first ever reading of Lovecrafts work, so I really didn't know what to expect; aside from my anticipation… Continue reading Book Review – The Nameless City, by H.P. Lovecraft

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Book Review – The Ashen Levels: Adept, by C.F. Welburn

Rating: ★★★★★ Genre: Fantasy Amazon Website Facebook       About In Adept, things really do begin to get serious - and as they should, given the title. Balagir now truly comes into his stride as a leader, whether by choice or not, and naturally he is met with newer and greater challenges. These are… Continue reading Book Review – The Ashen Levels: Adept, by C.F. Welburn

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Vampirism: myth or malady?

The Flexible Body

Vampires have haunted our imaginations for centuries, from the gruesome, grotesque creatures of the original European folk tales to the dashing romantic heroes of today’s films and TV shows. Whether presented in folklore, movies, or books, vampires are portrayed with relatively similar traits. I’m sure you’re all somewhat familiar with the Transylvanian count Dracula. Characterized by pale skin, fangs, superhuman strength, and other supernatural abilities, a bite from Dracula has a mysterious fate: conversion to a vampire. Compare this to the Cullen family from Stephanie Meyer’s novels,The Twilight Series.They possess the same appearance and abilities, right? We have to ask: how did these traits come to be associated with these supernatural vampire creatures? Are these creatures of the undead real? No one seems ready tobury the idea yet, but it’s hard to argue that vampires have any basis in reality.

Vampires: just a myth?

The modern vampire…

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