Review: On the Trail of Bigfoot: Tracking the Enigmatic Giants of the Forest

  • ASIN ‏ : ‎ B07XMF9TZ6
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ New Page Books (April 1, 2021)
  • Publication date ‏ : ‎ April 1, 2021
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • File size ‏ : ‎ 13523 KB

I should have enjoyed this book but I have to say that I really can’t recommend “On the Trail of Bigfoot”. Maybe it was something about the size of the pictures on a kindle but I just wasn’t impressed with any of the pictures in the book. Dupler’s writing style wandered across the page like a drunken sailor and his opinions were based on an amazing lack of facts. From time to time, I wondered if I was reading a satire (it was published on April Fools Day).

The only chapter that I enjoyed was a chapter on Bigfoot in Pop Culture. His epilogue was brief and talked about the ecology rather than a summary of the book and his sources were anemic. One of his online sources hasn’t been updated in over a decade and Cryptomundo hasn’t been updated in 2021 and only twice in 2020.

I’d give this one a pass…

Books I’m reading in November and December

Currently, I am reading On the Trail of Bigfoot: Tracking the Enigmatic Giants of the Forest by Mike Dupler. I had planned to read Joe Hill’s NOS4A2 but I decided to move it back to January.

Some of the new books are from Weiser Books ( I love those guys & gals), I have The Extraterrestrial Almanac, Von Daniken’s War of the Gods, and Meditation and the Bible. I also want to read a couple of Christmas books so I can get into that Christmas spirit. That being said, Krampus may be a better fit for me — bwahahahaha.

Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark

Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark
Review: Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark
  • Publisher ‏ : ‎ Hachette Books (September 21, 2021)
  • Language ‏ : ‎ English
  • Hardcover ‏ : ‎ 304 pages
  • ISBN-10 ‏ : ‎ 0306874350
  • ISBN-13 ‏ : ‎ 978-0306874352

I should start out by admitting my bias, I love Elvira. I love old schlock B horror movies and Halloween so it should come as no surprise that I love things associated with Elvira. In my youth, I had an Elvira poster and my girlfriend was so jealous of it that I had to take it down. I should have kept the poster and got rid of the girlfriend, but that’s another story.

Speaking of stories, Cassandra Peterson (Elvira) shares anecdotes from her life in a very conversational way. If you are a fan of Elvira, you’ve heard some of these stories before and other stories were fleshed out with bloody details that I wish that I hadn’t learned. 

We all have our own scars. Let them be a blessing and not a curse.

As I said before, there were some details of her life that I wish that I hadn’t learned. One of the photos is of an underage Cassandra working at a Go Go Club that just crushed me. She looked so sad and uncertain. Her encounter with Tom Jones has made me look at Tom in a different light — he’s a dick. Don’t get me started about what she did in Europe.

All in all, it’s an excellent book and I’m glad that I have read it. It’s not for everyone but if you enjoy Elvira you’ll enjoy Yours Cruelly, Elvira: Memoirs of the Mistress of the Dark.

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