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The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Author: Wade Davis
In April 1982, ethnobotanist Wade Davis arrived in Haiti to investigate two documented cases of zombis -- people who had reappeared in Haitian society years after they had been officially declared dead and had been buried. Drawn into a netherworld of rituals and celebrations, Davis penetrated the vodoun mystique deeply enough to place zombificat...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780002176019
ISBN-10: 0002176017
Publication Date: 5/27/1986
Pages: 300
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Ltd
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: 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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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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