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