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The Opinionated Jewish Man: How the Hell did This Book About Vampire Nazi Hunters Make it to Paperback?

I know a little about the publishing industry, and I know that a book has to do decent (in terms of sales) to merit a trade paperback release a year after it’s come out. Using that tiny bit of logic, … Read More

By / September 15, 2010

I know a little about the publishing industry, and I know that a book has to do decent (in terms of sales) to merit a trade paperback release a year after it’s come out.

Using that tiny bit of logic, I can deduce that there was a large enough amout of people who bought The Midnight Guardian by Sarah Jane Stratord, because I’m sitting here looking at a new paperback edition of it.

If you’re unfamiliar with the book, I’ll do my best to sum it up by relaying the synopsis from the back:

“It’s 1938, and Hitler’s tentacles have commenced their stranglehold on Europe. The Nazi empire will soon be purged of all “tainted” bloodlines…including vampires.”

Okay, call me crazy, but I think that is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard. Sure, I cheered as hard as any other self-respecting Jew when Eli Roth sunk hot lead into Adolf Hitler in Inglorious Bastards. Granted, I knew Tarantino’s film was outlandish and ridiculous, but seriously, did vampires really have it that hard during World War 2? Do they really need some fictional revenge scenario against the Third Reich? And call me crazy (and this is pointed out in this review), but do Jews and “bloodsuckers” really need to belumped into the same category yet again?