Title: Fangasm: Supernatural Fangirls
Author: Katherine Larsen & Lynn Zubernis
Pages: 246 for the paperback edition
category: Supernatural, Non Fiction
Once upon a time not long ago, two responsible college professors, Lynn the psychologist and Kathy the literary scholar, fell in love with the television show Supernatural and turned their oh-so-practical lives upside down. Plunging headlong into the hidden realms of fandom, they scoured the Internet for pictures of stars Jensen Ackles and Jared Padalecki and secretly penned racy fan fiction. And then they hit the road—crisscrossing the country, racking up frequent flyer miles with alarming ease, standing in convention lines at 4 A.M.
They had white-knuckled encounters with overly zealous security guards one year and smiling invitations to the Supernatural set the next. Actors stripping in their trailers, fangirls sneaking onto film sets; drunken confessions, squeals of joy, tears of despair; wallets emptied and responsibilities left behind; intrigue and ecstasy and crushing disappointment—it’s all here.
And yet even as they reveled in their fandom, the authors were asking themselves whether it’s okay to be a fan, especially for grown women with careers and kids. “Crazystalkerchicks”—that’s what they heard fromSupernatural crew members, security guards, airport immigration officials, even sometimes their fellow fans. But what Kathy and Lynn found was that most fans were very much like themselves: smart, capable women looking for something of their own that engages their brains andtheir libidos.
Fangasm pulls back the curtain on the secret worlds of fans and famous alike, revealing Supernatural behind the scenes and discovering just how much the cast and crew know about what the fans are up to. Anyone who’s been tempted to throw off the constraints of respectability and indulge a secret passion—or hit the road with a best friend—will want to come along ( Taken from Goodreads )
The view of a book addict:
So as I stated in my last review of Bobby Singer’s guide to hunting I’m a huge supernatural fan. So when I saw this book about the fandom and read that it was written by two women in love with the show but also mothers and professors I just knew I had to read it.
As a mother, working woman and a huge fan of Supernatural just like the writers I do get some strange looks and comments from people around me. They just don’t understand how I can be such a big fan of a series and a mother at the same time. basically most people think that the moment you become a mother you can’t be a fan of something.
That’s also what I read in this book, people don’t take you seriously when you are a fan. They think you’re weird and that you don’t have a life. Well this book proves them wrong! Because we do have a life! It just also includes watching Supernatural and talking about the show and it’s stars.
I loved the way this book let’s you see the life of a fan, but I also loved to read the interviews with the actors and creators of the show. If this book did anything to me being a fan, it made me an even bigger fan of the show and the actors and creators.
The verdict of a book addict:
A great view into the mind of a Supernatural fan with a lot of great interviews and fan stories. It inspired me to start my own little blog about being a fan of this amazing show.