Brie, November 12, 2008 (view all comments by Brie)
Zombies are winning a lot of popularity contests these days but this is perhaps THE book for true zombie aficionados. Wade Davis is both Harvard botanist and hunky buccaneer in his classic non-fiction epic that is as creepy, romantic and adventure-filled as the next blockbuster, only infinitely more interesting because it's all true.
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inkslinger, August 15, 2006 (view all comments by inkslinger)
I'm reading it now. Picked up a copy at a thrift shop.
I'm a writer/author and photographer. Wade Davis has as much magic in his words as his vodoun sorcerers. It's fact written like a novel, and you will LOVE IT. It's spooky and dark and sheds new light on those zombies that stalked the protagonists in old black and white movies. They gave us chills then, and this may, too.
I just want a second copy to keep around. It's too good to lose.
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David Schreiber, July 10, 2006 (view all comments by David Schreiber)
Reads like a wild psychodelic mystery, but it's all true and amazing. The content of the book is worth the price. Zombies are real. Making a zombie is simply a form of justice. Voodoo dolls are Hollywood and nothing more. And broom riding witches don't wear panties.
The style is as clear as air and as engaging as a hint of perfume.
I checked this out of the library to read it. Now I am buying a copy to keep and one to give away.
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The Serpent and the Rainbow
Used Trade Paper
0 stars -
Simon & Schuster -
by The Wall Street Journal,
"Exotic and far-reaching...a corker of a read, just the way Indiana Jones would tell it."
by Washington Post Book World,
"Zombis do come back from the dead, and Wade Davis knows how."
"An account solving one of the most puzzling biological mysteries of all time."
Reissued to coincide with the release of "One River"--a chronicle of Davis' exploration of the Amazon rain forest--"The Serpent and the Rainbow" presents the author's account of his venture into the heart of Haiti, on a search for a powerful sedative--a "zombie drug". "Exotic and far-reaching".--"The Wall Street Journal".
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