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Anne Rice Review by Greg Bueno, submitted on 9-Oct-2001
Finally, an escape from Katherine Ramsland's psychobabble! If you want a somewhat thorough *literary* analysis of Anne Rice's works, search far and wide for Bette Roberts' "Anne Rice." It's a rather academic work, so you might want to start looking in university libraries for it. Roberts takes Anne Rice's Vampire Chronicles, as well as The Mummy and The Witching Hour, and compares them to the Gothic tradition of literature.
Elizabeth Miller is a well-known member of the vampire community. In addition to being a former Professor of English at the Memorial University of Newfoundland, she is President of the Transylvanian Society of Dracula - Canadian Chapter as well as Baroness of the House of Dracula. What was your first exposure to Dracula?
The Bat in NatureIndigenous to Central and South America, vampire bats live in a very strong social culture. The develop bonds with other bats in the colony, and learn to recognize each other through sound and scent. Vampire bats tend to live in caves, trees, or buildings. Their colonies can reach numbers of up to 2000 bats, but most colonies tend to house approximately 100 bats.