I turned the book off after the statement that "only the foolish and mentally ill use intention to hurt people". Not only does this disparage a group that, by and large, don't curse anyone. But it is horribly fluffy bunny. I've noticed a frightening trend recently of the so-called wise jumping on the "blame the mentally ill" bandwagon. I've never bought anything from Philip Carr-Gromm before, and if this is the nature of his good intention, I won't do it again.
This book is a good overview of the vampire societies of England and America, though it focuses primarily on England. What is a little bit off putting about the book, is that in many places it states vampires are not "real". In the sense that they are not undead bloodsuckers. But then the book operates on the premise that vampires are a seperate species, who exist alongside humanity, taking what little they need, when they need it. Although, if you do suspect you are a vampire, or just want to pretend, it's a good book. With many details I didn't know before. I do, however believe there is only one species of Human.
It is rare that a non-academic like me gets a direct view into the mind of one of the most infamous people in English history. This is an excelent reading of what must have been a pamphlet, and I enjoyed it very much, and have listen to it many, many times.
Mathew Hopkins reasoning. Wacky, but in the seventeenth century mindset, it would have made since.
I dont know. But his voice sounds authentic, and he fits the book well.
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