Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead
by Arthur Slade (Goodreads Author)
Monsterology: Fabulous Lives of the Creepy, the Revolting, and the Undead is the most fun anyone can have with some of the nastiest creatures ever imagined! Who can resist morsels like the fact that “Drakul” means “son of the dragon” in Romanian, that the first Golem may have been Enkidu, who appeared in the ancient Epic of Gilgamesh, and that Frankenstein’s Monster was fi...more
Paperback, 96 pages
Published October 11th 2005 by Tundra Books
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Monsters from all over the world are explained in a bibliographic way. The author uses satire to explain the origins of these beasts and mythological creatures. I found it very informational, yet the style of writing was a bit over the top. Teenagers don't use words like "hip".
Highlights 15 famous monsters, containing a chapter for each. The book is packed full of information about the origin of the monster, mapped monster sightings, likes and dislikes, with a bit of humor thrown in. Would recommend to any monster lover, not all may get the humor.
Arthur Slade was raised in the Cypress Hills of southwest Saskatchewan and began writing at an early age. He received an English Honours degree from the University of Saskatchewan, spent several years writing advertising and now writes fiction full time. He is the author of the "Canadian Chills" series of books, "Dust" (which won the Governor General's award), "Tribes," and "Jolted." He currently...moreMore about Arthur Slade...