Tuesday, April 19, 2011


Buffy The Vampire Slayer: Who Will Stop the Vampires Stalking L.A.? (Book Four In The BTVS Series) Novelization by Richie Tankersley Cusick. Based on the screenplay by Joss Whedon.

If I had written the title, I might have called it "Buff Buffy In The Rough" Thanks to all the naked or raw humor. 

This book offers a very quick and comical read that any Buffy fan is sure to enjoy. It's not labored down with detail but instead leaves much up to the reader's imagination.

(P. 51): As Merrick, who trains vampire slayers, told Buffy to "sit" beside the 3-day-old grave belonging to deceased Robert Berman, whose about to emerge for his first time as a vampire, Buffy, whose never met a vampire before, suddenly asks:
 "Do you have any gum?"

Obviously she doesn't take this vampire-hunter assignment very seriously. Or perhaps she assumes the vampire will look desirable as Vampire Eric Northman, of True Blood fame (see photo) and perhaps then she'll need fresh breath to get lucky! Who knows.

Vampire Eric Northman of "True Blood" fame
As Buffy rams a stake clean through a she-demon's heart (referred to as "woman" in the next sentence) ... "The woman gave one final scream, her repulsive face still smoking even as she died." That's the extent of it - no bursting into a puff of smoke or slowly dying in agony as the vampire and slayer talk long about the things they wished they'd achieved before one of them kicked the proverbial worm bucket.

SOME VAMPIRES JUST REFUSE TO PRAISE GOD - Like Vampire Lothos :(p. 62) "Listen," Cassandra babbled desperately, "You don't want me. You want bodies, I'll help you. I won't say a word. I swear to God --."

Instead of listening to the sensibilities in Cassandra's plea, Lothos grabbed her so swiftly and suddenly that she didn't even have time to gasp before he broke her neck.

"I wish you wouldn't mention Him," Lothos sighed, profoundly annoyed.

THOSE WHO TRAIN VAMPIRE HUNTERS CAN SEEM RATHER IMPATIENT, AND THEIR QUOTATIONS WILL MAKE READERS LAUGH: Page 89: Merrick, who thinks Buffy is not taking her training seriously, scolds her, shamelessly: "What did you think, that being about to jump about and hit people makes you a Slayer?"

Anybody whose even half-way cool will love reading this book. I found my copy at a local charity store (bought the paperback used for $2.99). I hope you get yourself a copy soon. 


  1. You know, I actually miss this series. I remember growing up watching Buffy and falling in love with Angel and then with Spike. Sigh. Now, it's the Vampire Diaries. Oh, Damon.

  2. Kate ~ Ha ha. I know exactly what you mean. It's so fun growing up with great characters and feeling like they're an intimate, living and breathing, part of our lives.

  3. I still read Buffy the Vampire Slayer Season Eight in the comic book version. It's been a while since I've seen her face. I'm thinking since high school. It's so nice to read about the scooby gang. :)


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