Six Weeks in Pursuit of Werewolves, Lake Monsters, Giant Cats,
Ghostly Devil Dogs, and Ape-Men
by Nick Redfern
Paraview Pocket Books, 2004
Cryptozoology, 272 pages
Trade paperback, $14.00
They sought out the strange.
They investigated the inexplicable.
They had one hell of a hangover.
On an odyssey of oddities that would take them all to the very limits of their imagination (and inebriation), bestselling author Nick Redfern teamed up with professional monster-hunters Jonathan Downes and Richard Freeman. For six weeks in the summer of 2001, the intrepid-yet-hard-partying trio rampaged across the remote wilds of Great Britain in hot pursuit of werewolves, lake monsters, giant cats, ghostly devil dogs, and ape-men. Their adventures led them deep into ancient forests, into the dark corridors of a mansion hiding a wild man, and to the shores of the legendary Loch Ness -- along the way encountering all manner of curious characters, including witches, government agents, and eyewitnesses who claim to have seen monsters firsthand. And only at journey's end did the hard questions posed at the start of their quest begin to reveal some mind-bending answers. That monsters truly do exist in our world. And that we are responsible for their existence!
Whether you're seeking a glimpse into the bizarre reaches of reality, or just looking for a good time, Three Men Seeking Monsters is a uniquely gonzo trek with a trio of adventurers who pushed themselves to the edge -- and went right over it.
WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT THREE MEN SEEKING MONSTERS
“Picture three British ‘blokes’ -- a bald-headed punker (the author), a Goth
herpetologist who dresses like a pirate, and a six-foot-six-inch, 400-pound
behemoth who wears a Sherlock Holmes cap -- in a recreational vehicle and six
weeks off to investigate monsters, and you have grasped the essence of this one.
Despite an insatiable thirst that leads them to many pubs along the way, Redfern
and his companions manage to get within chasing distance of two or three ...
folkloric critters. Their explanation for what takes place is almost as bizarre
as the beasts themselves, but this is a lively and entertaining
crypto-zoological road trip.” -- Booklist
“Redfern and two paranormally inclined pals… take the reader for a rollicking,
often alcohol-infused ride in a camper … ‘chasing monsters around the British
countryside.’ …At the end of their quest, Redfern and his colleagues weren’t
disappointed--nor will like-minded readers be after finishing this cheerful
excursion into the occult fringe.” -- Publishers Weekly
“Draw a pint of Newcastle and envision, if you will, Hunter Thompson, Iggy Pop
and Keith Richards joining the cast of ‘The X-Files.’ Hell, suppose they take
OVER the ‘X-Files,’ running amok in the sinister underbelly of Britain, tracking
down assorted werewolves, sea serpents and other intriguing beasts of curious
origin and authenticity. So reads, essentially, the compelling, true and often
hysterical new book… Three Men Seeking Monsters is so fluidly and wittily
written, and titular blokes are so interesting and eccentric, that the book
succeeds as much in that Kerouak fashion as it will appeal to the Strange Tales
sort of fan.” -- Dallas A.M. Journal Express