Saturday, October 01, 2016

Monsters among Us -- Linda S. Godfrey

The full title is Monsters Among Us: An Exploration of Otherworldly Bigfoots, Wolfmen, Portals, Phantoms, and Odd Phenomena.  If you want to believe, this is the book for you.  If you don't want to believe, well, it's still going to be fun because it's full of eyewitness accounts from people who have seen (or claim to have see) some mighty strange things.  I don't know if you've ever read Lew Shiner's story "Lizardmen of Los Angeles," but it's a good one (and it's free at the link).  In Godfrey's book you can find out about the real (or unreal) thing.

Some of the stories here are old, some are new, and there's something to appeal to just about anybody curious about cryptids and other creatures.  If you're a skeptic who can't be persuaded to suspend disbelief, then maybe this isn't for you.  Everybody else is in for a good time, though.

2 comments:

Cap'n Bob said...

When I was about four my kid sister and I were playing in the living room on a Saturday morning. The door opened and a something stepped into the the room. It had a head like Jack's from Jack-in-the-Box, round red circles on its cheeks, hair like a floor mop, and a pointed hat. It looked at us and backed out of the apartment. We ran upstairs.

Maybe it was a drunken neighbor returning from a costume party at 8 a.m., or maybe it was a genuine unnamed being. I'll never know.

Bill Crider said...

I want to believe!