Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Book Review for Monsters of West Virginia

Title:  Monsters of West Virginia
Author:  Rosemary Ellen Guiley
Published:  2012 by Stackpole Books
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I've always been a huge fan of Rosemary Guiley's work, so I was thrilled to see that she authored the West Virginia volume of Stackpole Book's new "Monsters of..." series.

Featuring tales of Mothman, the Sheepsquatch, and a host of lesser known West Virginia weirdness, Monsters of West Virginia is the perfect book for anyone with even a passing interest in West Virginia cryptozoology.

Generally, my personal interests  in the paranormal focus on ghosts and hauntings, but I am also a student of ALL types of West Virginia weirdness, and this book is an excellent example of such.  What I especially appreciate is that while cryptids and monsters are the focus of this book, the author does not neglect other aspects of paranormal phenomenon, and even explains how these monsters are possibly connected with such. 

This book serves as a great introduction piece to WV's monsters, but it also holds plenty of information and commentary pertinent to the more serious investigator.  I truly enjoyed this book, despite the fact that I was already familiar with most of the tales within.   The short, well organized chapters made for a quick read by one of the most knowledgeable researchers of the paranormal in the country.

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