There is a Yeti in the back of everyone’s mind; only the blessed are not haunted by it. ~ old sherpa saying

Sunday, January 6, 2008

Book: Bigfoot Dreams


Do they mean Bigfoot dreams, as in, has dreams, or that one dreams of Bigfoot? Or does it matter? . . .

Searching e-Bay today for Bigfoot books, found this one titled Bigfoot Dreams. The author is Francine Prose, it was written in 1998. The item description says the novel is about a feminist who writes for a Weekly World News kind of publication, printing stories about “Bigfoot and Elvis.” She gets fired because the things she writes about come true, so she takes off to the Grand Canyon and meets up with Bigfoot her own self. Hmmm. . .

3 comments:

David Lee said...

I read this book recently. It's entertaining but it's less a book about bigfoot and more an exploration of confronting the unknown. It's the story of a woman who makes up stories for a Weekly World New type paper and the problems that result when one of her made up stories turns out to be true.

Bigfoot maybe makes an appearance toward the end of the novel. Maybe.

David Lee said...

Just went back to your original post and I see that I basically repeated the plot summary you'd already quoted. Sheesh.

Don't read the book if you're looking for a good cryptofiction adventure. The story spends way more time on the protagonist's neuroses than on stalking unknown animals. I enjoyed the story but I wouldn't recommend it anyone who is looking for a novel featuring bigfoot as a major character.

Regan Lee said...

Thanks David.