- Title: Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies & More
- Author: Joe Nickell
- ISBN: 9781616144159
- Page: 192
- Format: Paperback
A noted investigator of the paranormal explores the historical, geographical, and cultural reaches of various manimals and other humanoid entities among them such monster men as Gigantopithecus and Neanderthals hairy man beasts like Sasquatch and the elusive de Loys Ape supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires, and devil men and supposedly spaceship borneA noted investigator of the paranormal explores the historical, geographical, and cultural reaches of various manimals and other humanoid entities among them such monster men as Gigantopithecus and Neanderthals hairy man beasts like Sasquatch and the elusive de Loys Ape supernatural beings, including werewolves, vampires, and devil men and supposedly spaceship borne entities like Mothman and the Roswell humanoids This book takes the reader on expeditions into wilderness areas, explores historical contexts, and brings folkloric and iconographic evidence to bear on a category of mysteries as old as humanity.
Recent Comments "Tracking the Man-Beasts: Sasquatch, Vampires, Zombies & More"
This book was very disappointing. While the author touches on a lot of subjects, there is no depth at all to the analyses, and Nickell's source material most often includes his other books. I would hope THOSE books might provide more information and insight, but after reading this one I doubt I'll spend my time or money investigating them. There were a few chapters that were particularly annoying:Chapter 18: The Humanoids includes an illustration of the "Alien Time Line" which shows representati [...]
I checked this book out on impulse when I spotted it in the amusingly unmarked paranormal section at the library, across from the sci-fi books I was browsing. I used to love to read books about paranormal creatures, cryptids, aliens and the like when I was a kid, so I figured I'd try another one, as an adult.The chapters in this book are very brief, and do not go into any great deal of depth about any of the creatures discussed. They feel more like overviews of the creatures in preparation for a [...]
I picked up Tracking the Man-Beasts on a whim some time ago, expecting it to be at best, a collection of folkloric monster stories, and at worst, an entertaining bucket of hogwash. What I got was an insightful and highly critical examination/debunking of various monster myths, their origins, and the truth behind them. I have to say, I'm quite content with this.Nickell touches upon a huge array of cryptids, lycanthropes, and ghouls in these scant 220-odd pages, from werewolves, to zombies, to the [...]
I'm really torn on how many stars to give this one. It's an interesting read - each section/chapter gives a short background on the monster in questions, then briefly goes through the author's experience whether that be what he's heard or discovered (or, as is the case most of the time, how the hoax was pulled off) and finishes with a bibliography of his references. That being said, it's a little jarring - each chapter is very short and while it's well-written, it seems abrupt to change subjects [...]
No one compares as a paranormal investigator to Joe Nickell. In this book he lays out many of the various man-beasts human kind has come up with, both modern and ancient. It's a good overview and shows the history and evolutionary transformation of the mythic creatures over time. While it does a good job as a general overview, I would not have minded a little more length to the book with some of the more specific details on certain investigations.At least I got to meet the author briefly and hav [...]
This book is well researched and well-written--it's just a shame that the author couldn't have shelled out a little cash to have someone do the photography for him. The photos are black and white and poor resolution which takes away from the book as a whole.
I was thinking this was going to be more of an encyclopedic record of various "man-beasts", not necessarily a refutation of their existence. Also Nickell's frequent references to his previous writing got a little annoying. It made me wonder why he wrote this book at all.
Using MLA formatting for references makes the read difficult. I found this book fascinating albeit a little shallow.
Two and a half stars.
If you regularly read the Skeptical Inquirer magazine most of this is review. If you havent this work looks at quite a wide variety of strange legendary creatures an folklore in the making.
Refreshing to read a skeptical approach to these modern myths. Easy to read but at times the author comes over a bit mean. Would have been better with more in depth information.
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