Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

Fighting the Forces: What's at Stake in Buffy the Vampire Slayer

-Edited by Rhonda V. Wilcox
-290 Pages
-2002

  Summary: Essays covering all sorts of themes and storylines regarding the show. Sections include: Part 1: Forces of Society and Culture: Gender, Generations, Violence, Class, Race and Religion, Part 2: Forces of Art and Imagination (Part): Vampires, Magic and Monsters, Part 3: Forces of Art and Imagination (Present): Fan Relationships, Metaphoric and Real.
   
  Rating: 4/5
  Review: The first part of the book killed me. I just hated it. It was boring, dull and completely not what I wanted to read. Of course, that section had to be the longest one too, which only added to my aggravation. However, the last two sections made up for the first because they delved into exactly what I wanted to read about. And thank god for that or this highly over-priced book would have been a waste. So I highly recommend the last two sections of this book, they definitely made read the entire novel worth it. There's a great deal of insight involved in these essays that were kind of eye-openers. I kind of wish it had come out a little earlier in the series, but ah well.
   
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