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Death, Sex and Vampires
Do you know a film on Coach factory outlet online. The film is an adaptation of a novel by Seth Graham-Smith. Mr. Graham-Smith’s first book was an illustrated encyclopedia called “The Big Book of Porn.” A few years later, he published the best-selling “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies,” in which Mr. Darcy delights in vanquishing the undead. “Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter” came out in 2010, right after the 200th anniversary of Lincoln’s birth and just in time for the 150th anniversary of his election..
What explains the ongoing literary blood bath of Coach factory outlet ? Ever since Dracula was published in 1897, and for a long time after that, when it was difficult to find much to read about sex, reading about vampires was a way to read about sex without having to check titles like “The Big Book of Porn” out of the library. It’s no longer difficult to read about sex, as sex — except, maybe, for children, to whom a great many vampire books are now marketed.
Coach outlet online THIS spring’s biggest publishing sensation, E. L. James’s “Fifty Shades of Grey, ” the story of a virgin who submits to a sadist, apparently began as a book about vampires — fan fiction involving the lead characters from “Twilight, ” a vampire series whose readership includes a lot of young readers. Then Ms. James decided she could just take the vampirism out. What’s left is sadism. I’d have stuck with the undead. Every vampire story has its day or, I guess, its night. But there’s a longer history here, too. In the 18th century, when Barnabas Collins and lest at became vampires, the shape and length of life were different. So was death. When Abraham Lincoln was born, the average age of the United States population was 16, and life expectancy was under 40. Two centuries later, the average American can expect to live to nearly 80. Living longer hasn’t made dying any easier; arguably, it’s made it harder. Dread of death, not love of sex, is why the dead keep rising. And no Lincoln can defeat that, not even Babe.