"Meet the Sasquatch," A Review by Joe Beelart
Christopher Murphy's new book, Meet the Sasquatch, Hancock House, Surrey, BC, 239 profusely illustrated pages, $29.95 soft cover, is almost unbelievable, not because of the subject, but because of Murphy and his associates (Thomas Steenburg and John Green) thorough and exceptionally well-researched treatment of the Pacific Northwest's mysterious legend.
This book is a history of the men and women who have almost proved Bigfoot real. He chronicles First Nation references through early white records into modern times and even includes official Russian inquiries into their "snowman." Murphy details the famous, but often maligned Bigfoot movie footage from northwest California. His experts comment on thousands of footprints, which are the most frequent evidence of Sasquatch; the book also addresses hoaxes and fabrications.
Most enjoyable are the vast number of graphs, drawings, illustrations and photographs that Murphy has pulled together. Already, Murphy's work is acclaimed a classic of the Bigfoot genre. For most people this is the book to own about Sasquatch.
Murphy's book can't be encyclopedic, some prominent Bigfoot researchers are mentioned only in passing, or not at all; with that exception, the book feels complete. It's a fun and colorful read.
Hancock House: (800)-938-1114, (604) 538-1114, http://www.hancockhouse.com
Notes by the reviewer:
The reviewer writes that he has spent over a decade wandering Pacific Northwest Mountains searching for "Our Barefoot Friends," Rightfully, he says he isn't mentioned in Murphy's book, but
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