From my list on monster lovers (aka a "beast" for the senses).
Who am I?
On the wall in my office, I have an old newspaper article containing a recipe for Boris Karloff's guacamole. (If you're interested, the title of the article is "Boris Karloff Mad About Mexican Food.") I keep it there because it reminds me of what I love about this genre, in that monsters can contain multitudes. They're not just evil... they can also love guacamole. A good monster novel will have you both cowering in fear and feeling a pang of empathy for the creature, making it a ton of fun to read.
Michael's book list on monster lovers (aka a "beast" for the senses)
Why did Michael love this book?
When I was writing my own kid book dealing with monsters, I picked this one up on a whim just to see how kid book authors handle monsters.
I was pleasantly surprised to find it dealt with everything I love: small towns, a gang of kids, and other worldly creatures—in this case vampire-werewolf hybrids. Think Mystic Pizza + Attack the Block. It’s exciting, monster-hunting fun.