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Publisher: Benbella Books
Release Date: October 28, 2004
ISBN: 1932100334
Format Reviewed: Trade Paperback
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Genre:   Nonfiction / Essays / SF - Fantasy Subject
Reviewed: 2004
Reviewer: Robyn Glazer
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Five Seasons of Angel
Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers Discuss Their Favorite Vampire (Companion Book)
Edited by Glenn Yeffeth

     Five Seasons of Angel covers many issues from the WB show Angel. Have you ever wondered why Angel is the way he is or why his people stand behind him? Those questions plus dozens more are included in these essays.

      That Angel Doesn't Live Here Anymore by Laura Resnick is a great essay on how Angel is so completely different on his show than from Buffy the Vampire Slayer. I never thought of it in those terms but after reading this, I see exactly what Resnick is saying. Angel by the Numbers is written by Dan Kerns, who used to work on the show. Besides being hilarious, this essay offers a backstage look at tidbits from an insider. Why we love Lindsey by Michelle Sagara West is a wonderful piece on one of my favorite secondary characters. I really got an indepth look into his mind in this essay. The Path of Wesley Wyndam Price by Amy Berner takes a look into my favorite character on the show and proves why Wesley is so complex and why he had to take the actions he did. My favorite essay is by Jennifer Crusie and is The Assassination of Cordelia Chase. To have my feelings perfectly put into words by Crusie is wonderful and she also brought up points that I never thought of before.

     Reading Five Seasons of Angel enhances my enjoyment of the show because of the light it sheds. It is great to hear how other people think of the situations presented and gives me a new perspective. Angel is a complex show and to have a guide to really highlight its many points is great. Five Seasons of Angel is a joy to read and absolutely indispensable to any Angel fan.