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Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Linda Godfrey's "American Monsters" Reviewed!

Today, I finished reading Linda S. Godfrey's newest book American Monsters: A History of Monster Lore, Legends, and Sightings in America. The book came out on August 28, 2014.

Linda is also the author of many other book, most of which cover creatures like the Beast of Bray Road and Michigan Dogman. This book has a chapter on Dogmen(of course!) but also covers many other cryptozoological monsters, like Bigfoot, the Gator Man, Chupacabras, Thunderbirds, Mothman,  Waheela, Sea Serpents and Lake Monsters, Lizard Men, Live Pterosaurs…. the list goes on and on.

I have read some of Linda's other books(and have gotten to meet her, too), and, I must say, this one is just as good as all of her others! She doesn't spend much time writing about one specific creature, which is why the book is so full of different cryptid sightings.

The first part of the book covers flying critters… things like Thunderbirds, Mothman, the Van Meter Visitor, dragons(yes, dragons!), pterosaurs, chupacabras, and the jersey devil.

Part two is all about things that live in the water. These monsters include the florida Gator Man, lake monsters, sea serpents, USOs, and globsters.

Part three is all about creepy creature seen on land. These beasts include, of course, the dogman, Bigfoot, the wampus cat, waheela, wendigo, lizard man, boatman, etc.

I give this book a 5/5 and think it is a must have if you are interested in the legends, monsters, and strange happenings in America.

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