25 May 2012 12:30 PM, PDT | MTV Splash Page | See recent MTV Splash Page news »

by Tami Katzoff

Do an amazon.com search for books with the words “Buffy the Vampire Slayer” in the title, and you get more than 1,500 results. Aside from novels and comics, there are official and unofficial show guides, books on “Buffy” and philosophy, “Buffy” and psychology, “Buffy” and religion, and at least one “Buffy” songbook.

There are old books and new books. One of the newest is called “The Gentleviewer’s Obsessive Guide to Buffy the Vampire Slayer,” by Kathleen Mattson. As the title suggests, the author, who owns a technical marketing company in Portland, Oregon, is an obsessive viewer of the show. She is, in fact, “a little obsessive about everything.”

Mattson came to “Buffy” a bit late, after first being a fan of “Firefly.” Once she was hooked, she started to diligently gather data. “I’d be watching an episode and I’d keep careful note of which »

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