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Monsters and Demons: From Goblins and Ghouls to Fiends and Fairies A Complete Compendium of Mythological Beasts

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Waking the dead, stalking the living, roaming the night... hungry for blood, Monsters and Demons explores the truth behind the legends and analyzes that most deep-rooted of human fears—"fear of the unknown"—a fear that can be traced back to the first syllable of recorded time.

Monsters and Demons is a gruesome history of our worst nightmares, from the soul-scorching heat of...more
Hardcover, 192 pages
Published May 10th 2012 by Chartwell Books
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David Brzezinski
The title itself if a big misnomer. Considering the volumes that have been written on some of the creatures they discuss in the book, this one is by no means "complete." That might have been something I could have gotten past if the book itself was not so chaoticly written. Some creatures, like the Golem are double covered, with paragraphs written about their cinematic appearances, only to be written again in the pop culture section. Plus the inclusion of pop culture "monsters," like the X-Men's...more
Katie Day
I've always wanted a book like this!
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