Any big fan of "Buffy The Vampire Slayer" would want to have any type of book they could get their hands on. This is one book that they will definitley eat up with every page. After having been given a number of books about the show, it's cast, it's characters, and behind the scenes stuff, we get a book that solely concentrates on the other stars of this hit, groundbreaking show - the monsters. They definitley deserve their own book. It's only fair. Every type of monster that has appeared on the show in it's first 4 seasons are chronicled in this deeply researched book. Christopher Golden, author of the first "Watcher's Guide", and many 'Buffy' books, co-wrote this with Stephen Bissette, and Thomas Sniegoski. These guys really did their homework. Not only are you given the details and story of every monster on the show, you also get an in-depth history of the type of monster in popular culture. Anybody who is into that kind of thing will be drooling when they read this. The book is squared off into 9 different categories. You get "Demons", which detail characters like Moloch from "I Robot, You Jane", Machida from "Reptile Boy", Norman Pfister from "What's My Line 1 & 2", and many more. Then it's onto "Vampires". This section chronicles everyone from Angel to Spike to everyone else. "Magic Users" is pretty self explanatory. "Primals" deals with werewolves(Oz), Shape-shifters, and animal people. Next up is "Ghosts". No need to explain that one. "The Walking Dead" will tell you about zombies and reanimated corpses. Next we have "Bogeymen", which talk about everyone from The Gentleman in "Hush", to Der Kindestod in "Killed By Death", to Xander's clown in "Nightmares". After that is "Invisible People". Pretty much says everything. And finally, we are left with "Faith And The Human Monster". This may be the most interesting of the chapters. As you might of gotten from the title of the chapter, this section deals with people. Real people who are just...bad. It delves into the awesome Faith character and storyline, as well as Prof. Walsh from Season 4, Gwendolyn Post from "Revelations", and a lot more. There you have it. It's a wonderful read into the background of the mosnters and other beasties and ghouls, and a great helping of where these types of monsters really came from. It's a delightful and interesting read that will no doubt please any fan. There are also some great colored photos in here as well. That only makes it better. One hopes that Mr. Golden and his team hurry up and give us "The Monster Book Vol. 2". There have certainly been enough for a second helping. Check this out and enjoy.