Book Reviews of The Monsters of St. Helena

The Monsters of St. Helena
The Monsters of St Helena
Author: Brooks Hansen
ISBN-13: 9780374270193
ISBN-10: 0374270198
Publication Date: 10/1/2002
Pages: 320
Edition: 1st
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Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
Book Type: Hardcover
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I guess that I cannot complain too much about the book, considering the fact that it had been free, but was a great disappointment especially since I had been looking forward to reading it since October 2002 (the original set date it was to come out before being postponed). It was just so fictionalized as to reduce it triviality. I had expected it to be more factual. Several instances were out of sequence, others just the figments of the author's imagination.
Hanson was undoubtedly influenced by Blackburn's " The Emperor's Last Island", & states as much in the bibliography, but where Blackburn had succeeded, Hansen failed miserably.