Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Waiting on Wednesday #82 - Monster Hunters by Tea Krulos

"Waiting on Wednesday" is a weekly event hosted by Jill over at Breaking the Spine where we spotlight upcoming releases we are eagerly anticipating. 

Expected publication:
June 1, 2015 by Chicago Review Press
This week I'm going for a nonfiction title: Monster Hunters: on the Trail with Ghost Hunters, Bigfooters, Ufologists, and Other Paranormal Investigators by Tea Krulos.

Synopsis from

Do ghosts exist? What about Bigfoot or Skinwalkers? And how will we ever know? Journalist Tea Krulos spent more than a year traveling nationwide to meet individuals who have made it their life’s passion to hunt down evidence of entities that they believe exist but that others might shrug off as nothing more than myths, fairy tales, or the products of overactive imaginations. Without taking sides in the debate, Krulos joins these believers in the field, exploring haunted houses, trekking through creepy forests, and scanning skies and lakes as they collect data on the unknown poltergeists, chupacabras, Skunk Apes (Bigfoot’s stinky cousins), and West Virginia’s Mothman. Along the way, he meets a diverse cast of characters—true believers, skeptics, and hoaxers—from the credible to the quirky, and has a couple of hair-raising encounters that make him second-guess his own beliefs.

Why am I waiting on this book? It looks interesting and would be different from anything else I've read this year. I like fictional stories with these components, so I wonder what a nonfiction examination of the subject matter would be like. I did like that in the synopsis it says, "Without taking sides in the debate." And I wonder if it will be possible for the author to maintain his neutrality on the issues as the book progresses and admittedly he has some experiences that make him think twice.

This is one of several books I came across that looked interesting this week. What book or books are you waiting on? Leave us a title or a link in the comments so we can check it out. Happy Reading!

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