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The Bog Monster of Booker Creek

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Author: Wayne V. Miller
Published: 2009
Language: English
Wordcount: 92,905 / 263 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 79.1
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 2,975
Added to site: 2009.03.14 23695
License: by-nc-nd

What do a college town, a middle-school biology project, Sasquatch, psychics, missing persons, alien abduction, and a billion year-old human have in common?

Meet John Densch.

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You were unable to respond, so I said, "That's the legend. But there are no bog monsters. Do you see a bog monster here?"

"No," you said, looking around.

"Neither do I. Maybe there's really nothing to be afraid of here...?"

You didn't answer, but after a few moments you got on the balls of your feet, ran ahead and stopped at a bend in the trail to wait for me. Ooops, I thought, this didn't go right. I resolved to repeat it until you got so sick of the notion that you'd lose any reaction to it. When Doreen picked up on this, she had a heyday explaining to me why this kind of irony is lost on children and asking what was I thinking, and finally pleading: Could I leave her only child alone with my pretzel psychology?

You and I never did work out what a bog monster would look like, but pretty soon we were discussing it like a bad children's book -- "daddy, I told you that's a silly story" -- not exactly the fear tamer I had hoped for, but it lost its lightning-rod status. After a

Reader Reviews

Average Rating of 4 from 1 reviews: ****
C. Alan Loewen

Let me straight up and tell you this is an excellent novel,but it isn't horror and it isn't science fiction.

The Bog Monster of Booker Creek is a story of John Densch, a husband and a father who gets sucked into a story that becomes a series of events bigger that sweep him along.

Those hoping for a foray into a monster novel or an excursion of cryptozoology are going to be disappointed. This tale is about metaphysics: what we know and how we know it as well as the nature of reality and and other heady stuff.

This reviewer could have been disappointed as I like my literature firmly escapist, but this well-written novella captured me from the first page with very believable characters dealing with issues not far from our own concerns.

C. Alan Loewen



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