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March 16th, 2019


[info]katara in [info]ebookreview

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Title: American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America
Author: Linda S. Godfrey
Format: Epub
Rating: .5/5
Status: Didn't Finish
Reading Date: March 15, 2019 to March 16, 2019
Book Summary: From pre-Columbian legends to modern-day eyewitness accounts, this comprehensive guide covers the history, sightings and lore surrounding the most mysterious monsters in America—including Bigfoot, the Jersey Devil, and more.

Bigfoot, the chupacabra, and thunderbirds aren’t just figments of our overactive imaginations—according to thousands of eyewitnesses, they exist, in every corner of the United States. Throughout America’s history, shocked onlookers have seen unbelievable creatures of every stripe—from sea serpents to apelike beings, giant bats to monkeymen—in every region.

Author, investigator, and creature expert Linda S. Godfrey brings the same fearless reporting she lent to Real Wolfmen to this essential guide, using historical record, present-day news reports, and eyewitness interviews to examine this hidden menagerie of America’s homegrown beasts.
Book Review: -sighs-

Why is it when I think I have found a good book it ends up sucking hardcore?

I was really excited about this book because I have always been fascinated by the monsters that lay hidden from human eyes. The moment I cracked open this book I realized how disappointed I would be. The creatures listed within these pages were fascinating but it seemed the author unseemingly did half a job in finding out myths, sightings from witnesses, etc to make this book interesting.

Everything fell short. Like the author was in a rush to get it published without the bother of a thorough research.

So this book will be tossed into my "Didn't Finish" pile and I doubt I will ever pick this up again. :/