Book Review – Monsters and Demons

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

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

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 Cyclops, the Hulk, and Matt Wagner’s Grendel (which is connected to the Grendel monster in name only) is out of place and unwarranted.

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Posted on August 28, 2012, in Books, Media, Personal, Reviews and tagged , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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