An Emmy Award-winning writer for The Colbert Report follows in the (big) footsteps of Bigfoot: I Not Dead.
Monsters have it tough. Besides being deeply misunderstood, they suffer from very real problems: Mummies have body image issues, Godzilla is going through an existential crisis, and creatures from the black lagoon face discrimination from creatures from the white lagoon. At heart, these monsters are human; after all, you are what you eat. Quirkily illustrated, Sad Monsters hilariously documents the trials and tribulations of all the undead creatures monster-mad readers have grown to love, from vampires and werewolves, to chupacabras and sphinxes, and even claw-footed bathtubs.
Continuing in the recent trend of cryptozooliterature ( la Pride and Prejudice and Zombies), comes a collection of witty vignettes from Emmy-award winning writer Lesser (The Colbert Report), who assures us that "monsters hunger for more than man-flesh; they hunger for love." These unique takes on popular monsters and myths range from the suicide note of a man-eating Victorian claw-foot tub to Godzilla's existential crisis: "Starting to wonder, what's the point? They're just going to rebuild." Lesser's humor occasionally verges on social satire. For example, "The Groom of Frankenstein" espouses his desire for a same-sex monster marriage, while Bigfoot laments the chupacabras that have been sneaking across the Mexican border. However, the tales often fall short and come across as vaguely offensive. Still, readers looking for an occasional chuckle will not be disappointed.