June 1, 2015 sees the release of a new book by Tea Krulos, a 313-page volume from the Chicago Review Press you will want to read.
Krulos’ previous book, Heroes in the Night, about real life superheroes roaming urban America, was well-received. I expect this new one will be actually more popular. This newly published work from Tea Krulos promises to outdo his first book.
Entitled Monster Hunters: On the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators, it will be a favored and social media trendy book among cryptozoologists.
While the topics go beyond the study of hidden and unknown animals, it will be the cryptozoology threads in the book that will propel it into the hands of the most readers of this blog and similar ones.
The first chapter is about yours truly and the nonprofit institution I founded: “The Monster Hunter and His Museum.” Other chapters in the book continue this cryptozoology theme, including, “The Slaying of the Chupacabras,” “Lake Monster Fever,” “The Terror and Subsequent Pride of Point Pleasant,” “Squishes,” “Something Skunky,” “The Accidental Werewolf Chronicler,” and a roundup and update chapter called “Epilogue: The Bogeyman.”
“Squishes,” by the way, is about Sasquatch seekers and Bigfooters.
Thus, Krulos follows the followers of Bigfoot, Chupacabras, Bray Road Werewolves, Mothman, Shunk Ape, and Lake Monsters around to find out about why they chase and chronicle these cryptids and creatures.
The key to understanding the underlying theme of Monster Hunters is that the volume is about the people, not the creatures, the cryptids, and the monsters. Krulos’ subjects are the seekers, hunters, investigators, and chroniclers of the phenomena, not the unexplained elements of his story. He does a great job achieving that goal with humor, sensitivity, and insight.
Read Tea Krulos’ reaction to this review, here.