Book Reviews of The Serpent and the Rainbow

The Serpent and the Rainbow
The Serpent and the Rainbow
Author: Wade Davis
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ISBN-13: 9780684839295
ISBN-10: 0684839296
Publication Date: 8/5/1997
Pages: 304
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 7 ratings
Publisher: Simon Schuster
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.