The Serpent and the Rainbow

by Wade Davis

Hardcover, 1985




New York : Simon and Schuster, 1985.

User reviews

LibraryThing member satyridae
Fascinating account of Davis' journey to Haiti in search of the science behind the mystery and rumours surrounding zombification. Davis is an ethnobotanist with impeccable credentials, and he throws himself headlong into his research. I learned a lot about the history of Haiti. I learned about Voodoo, too, and the interesting rituals and beliefs surrounding this religion. Parts of the book were muddy and circuitous, but so too was the nature of Davis' search.… (more)
LibraryThing member aestrea
This book was not only a great and entertaining read, but packed full of wonderful, accurate first-hand information. I highly recommend this book for anyone looking for an interesting fun read or looking to learn more about the culture of Haiti and the religion of Vodou.
LibraryThing member stacy_chambers
Moving portrait of voodooism and Haiti. Not at all like the movie, I'm sure.


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