One thought on “Lake Monster Traditions: A Cross-Cultural Analysis”

  1. Chock full of important, unique ideas, interpretation, and details. However, disjointed, repetitive and difficult to follow. Still, worth having for the key cryptozoological and folklore insights.

  2. This is an extremely digressive book.The point is relatively simple, though, and a good reminder: That contemporary stories about Lake Monsters--cryptozoological, but also the legends and tales that comprise modern folklore--are not extensions of previous folklore. There are obvious implications in this conclusion for cryptozoologists and those who would claim that the animals are real. They cannot point to older stories as proof of a continuing tradition, for, Meurger argues, there was a radica [...]

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