Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Lizardman by Lyle Blackburn - Book Review


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I first became aware of Lyle Blackburn a few years ago through his horror/country/punk band Ghoultown. The music had made me an instant fan and I've been jamming out to the likes of Under The Phantom Moon, Carry The Coffin and Werewolves on Wheels (if you haven't, be sure to check out the movie that this song is based on. Pure drive-in, B-movie gold!).

It was a couple of years ago when I discovered that Lyle shared another interest with me. It turns out that Lyle is a well-known and well-respected cryptozoologist! When I heard he was writing a book about the famous Fouke Monster of southern Arkansas, I just had to get my hands on a copy as fast as I possibly could.

The Beast of Boggy Creek: The True Story of the Fouke Monster is an exceptional book. Its well written and painstakingly researched. No stone was left unturned. In my opinion, The Beast of Boggy Creek is required reading for those interested in the field of cryptozoology. I was thoroughly impressed and couldn't wait for his next book. Luckily the wait wasn't long!

If you live near the state of South Carolina, chances are you've probably heard of The Lizardman of Scape Ore Swamp. Its said to be a creature that roams throughout the area and leaves large, three-toed, footprints and has terrorised quite a few people over the years.

Being a North Carolina native, I've heard the legends many times. I've never really been sure what to think and have been a little skeptical of the creature. Being a massive fan of his previous book, and keeping an open mind, I decided to grab a copy. I'm glad I did.

Like The Beast of Boggy Creek, Lizardman is a well written biography, of sorts, that digs into the history, cultural impact and legacy of this bizarre creature. Lyle's research is as thorough and entertaining as it gets. He delivered another home run and presents the reader some theories that show that there could very well be something lurking through Scape Ore Swamp. My skepticism had waned by the end of the book.

Again, Lyle proves himself to be one hell of an author and cryptozoologist. Lizardman is a must for those interested in cryptozoology. Buy it. You won't regret it, I assure you.

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