Book Reviews of The Serpent and the Rainbow: A Harvard Scientist Uncovers the Startling Truth about the Secret World of Haitian Voodoo and Zombies

The Serpent and the Rainbow:  A Harvard Scientist Uncovers the Startling Truth about the Secret World of Haitian Voodoo and Zombies
The Serpent and the Rainbow A Harvard Scientist Uncovers the Startling Truth about the Secret World of Haitian Voodoo and Zombies
Author: Wade Davis
ISBN-13: 9780446343879
ISBN-10: 0446343870
Publication Date: 10/1994
Pages: 371
Rating:
  • Currently 3.5/5 Stars.
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3.5 stars, based on 11 ratings
Publisher: Warner Books Inc
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 4
Like any book that also has a movie out, this is much better! Reads like a fast paced fiction adventure, but with a voice of authority telling the tale.
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Helpful Score: 1
I really enjoyed this non-fiction book - until afterwards I found out there was a horror movie based on the information. To make a horror movie out of an anthropological experience is terrible. What a sell out for the author! (But, it's still an interesting book - you learn how zombies might come to be and how it fits into vodoun culture.)
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VERY well written and interesting book. MUCH better than the movie.
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Was an interesting history of Haiti snd the French colonization. The voodo storyline kind of lost me after a while. Hate to say it but I probably enjoyed the film better.