Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside
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Real Monsters, Gruesome Critters, and Beasts from the Darkside

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Spotlighting news articles, historical accounts, and first-person interviews, this chronicle of human interactions with monsters will convince even the most hardened skeptic of the existence of the bogeyman, bigfoot, werewolves, and swamp creatures. Offering an array of wild reports--from the police officer who begrudgingly responded to a call about a long-haired woman fly...more
ebook, 350 pages
Published September 1st 2010 by Visible Ink Press (first published January 1st 2010)
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I'll be honest now: I got two-thirds of the way through the book and just skimmed the rest. Because it was just terrible.

Even, mind you, even for a book on crazy things that people believe even though they0 are silly, it was still terrible.

Here's why:

a) You don't need a line break AND an indentation at the beginning of every paragraph;

b) Paragraphs should, generally speaking, strive to be more than a single sentence a piece;

c) Pics or it didn't happen.

Now Sean, I hear you say, it is a book about...more
I did enjoy this book even though at times it read more like an encyclopedia. Some more real pictures would have been nice, even if they were a bit blurry and ill defined. The numerous drawings seemed ridiculous at times and more like something that belonged in a 1950's pulp magazine or something.
This is a pretty comprehensive (read really, really long) guide to scary stuff. It covered quite a wide variety of topics like bogey men and headless horesmen and aliens and werewolves. Some of it was really interesting, some of it not.
It was a okay read. Some chapters were repeated later on and could of been combined with previous chapters. The artwork was very good, but the details were matching the artists style, not the descriptions given by witnesses.
An encyclopedia if cryptids. A bit too lengthy and small print for reluctants. Original art too small and use of stock photos is disappointing.
☀ Jo Ann ❀
A nice book for light browsing something to flip through when a novel feels to demanding. Interesting stories about spooky creatures.
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