Monday, April 5, 2010

BEASTS!: Book One by Jacob Covey

My friend Molly has the book of BEASTS! on her coffee table, and it is a riot. BEASTS! is like an encyclopedia of mythological beasts featuring quirky (and sometimes frightening) illustrations. See the AETERNAE a "large humanoid creature with shaggy gray fur" with "a fierce sawtoothed horn" used to attack and "dismember prey." Just the word dismember gives me chills. I am more afraid of the AHUIZOTL, a beast that kills fisherman who have "stolen his fish." Anything with a monkey hand instead of a tail is sure to give me nightmares. Yikes.

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