While I was attending the first-ever Alabama Bigfoot Conference last weekend (two weekends ago by the time you are reading this, I expect) I picked up Lyle Blackburn’s latest literary offering. I’ve already finished it, and I wasn’t disappointed. Having read Lyle’s books detailing the Boggy Creek monster and the Lizard Man of North Carolina, as well as his work for Rue Morgue magazine, I knew what to expect, and MOMO is much of the same—in all the right ways.
Blackburn’s books do a fine job of transporting the reader into the world and the time of which he is writing. Nor does he leave any gaps, save for those that must by necessity exist: the fact that these cases have never been definitively solved. Rather than offer his own conjectures as solutions to the mysteries, he offers all the likely possibilities and asks the pertinent questions pertaining to each, leaving it to the reader to decide which of the lot he or she finds the most credible. In other words, Lyle provides something that is often lacking in such works dealing with cryptozoology and the paranormal: journalistic professionalism. He gives us the facts, just the facts, sans editorializing, and his books are destined to be the most comprehensive accounts committed to paper (or digitized) on the respective subjects he covers.
MOMO: THE STRANGE CASE OF THE MISSOURI MONSTER is a great fun and educational at the same time. Grab a copy and take a trip back in time to spend a spell visiting with Momo.