Book Review: Sad Monsters (2011)

Ever wonder why the werewolf howls at the moon, or why the banshee screams? Emmy-Award winning writer Frank Lesser tells us in Sad Monsters: Growling on the Outside, Crying on the Inside, a wonderfully witty look at the downside of being scary. Where else can you find Godzilla questioning his own existence, Carl Denham on the stand for driving a giant ape to his own destruction, zombies being threatened by hordes of the living, and many other terrible tragedies that befall the creatures of the night? Lesser brilliantly deconstructs both modern myths and classic legends to extract the humor in everyone's favorite monsters. His clever word play is really quite punny, and the variation in form keeps each new vignette freshly unexpected. Above all else, Sad Monsters is exceptionally entertaining, and is the perfect book to read to your own little monsters before bedtime.

Rating: 9/10.


  1. totally interested, thank you for the solid!

    Jeremy [iZombie]
    iZombie Lover

  2. iZ this is a total blast, you will definitely appreciate its humor!