Friday, February 5, 2010

The Gruesome Guide to World Monsters

Author: Judy Sierra

First line: There are many good books about restaurants, museums, hotels, and interesting sights, but until now there has never been a guide to the monsters that live throughout the world.

Why you should read this book: Take a terrible trip across six continents and become conversant with the local blood-sucking, flesh-eating, life-stealing population, with a strong emphasis on the ones that look like babies before they devour you and the ones that specialize in devouring naughty children. Along the way, you’ll learn how to identify these creatures, along with how to escape them (if possible), and, occasionally, their redeeming characteristics. Global teratology has never been so much fun.

Why you shouldn’t read this book: You never go anywhere for fear of the local fauna.

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