October 10, 2008

Review: Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? by Allyson Beatrice


Allyson Beatrice lives a not-quite-ordinary life. Her job and almost everyone she knows are the result of spending too much time on the Internet talking about vampires, slayers and lesbian witches. And her encounters are even more unusual than you'd imagine.

A hilarious collection of true stories from Allyson's days as one of the Internet's leading cult TV fan gurus, her mind-boggling escapades include meetings with network executives in dark steakhouses to try to save doomed TV shows and one hastily arranged wedding for two committed Buffy fans. Honest, emotional and side-splittingly snarky, Allyson Beatrice brings a fresh voice to these wild but true stories. Will the Vampire People Please Leave the Lobby? welcomes you to a fun and sometimes bizarre world where stupidity frustrates, wit triumphs and connections are made in most unlikely ways...a world, in fact, not too different from our own.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and Beatrice’s writing style. The pages flew by with funny stories and mental images of crazy fans. In one essay titled “Munchausen’s by Internet” Beatrice writes about a forum member who duped the community into believing she was a married mother of two with a sick child whose woes were never ending. I’m sure anyone with more than one year experience on message boards can admit to knowing someone who has tried something similar.

Although the book is mostly based on the fan world of Buffy the Vampire Slayer and other shows of it’s creator Joss Whedon it’s a great read that I recommend to all.


Shooting Stars Mag said...

Oh, this sounds amazing and hilarious! I really want to read it. I'll have to put it down on my MUST GET THIS list. lol

Nice review!

Anonymous said...

Oh, this sounds amazing and hilarious!

Wrighty said...

I've never heard of this book until I saw it here. I loved Buffy the Vampire Slayer so this book sounds like it's a riot! This one goes on my TBR list. Nice review and great blog!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for this review! I'd come across the title before and thought it was a YA novel I wouldn't be interested in but this is right up my alley.

Tracy DeLuca said...

Oh, this sounds great! I am goingt o go find this one soon.

cheryl c said...

Inventive cover! It is a great cover to match the bizarre and funny stories within.