It’s a question worth asking. I should know. It’s one I’ve spent two years trying to answer. Because today, monsters are everywhere.

Sure, science has long dismissed their existence. And sure, the latest vintage of parents, in the name of buffering the sensitivities of their tender babes, have replaced terrifying Grimm’s tales with junior self-help texts. Yet the varied takes on people undergoing terrible transformations and all the ways those around us may not be what they appear to be continue to multiply through our culture.

In the cinema, there are the blockbuster reboots of B-movie beasts (Godzilla), along with…

Andrew Pyper

I’m the author of eight novels, most recently The Only Child, and prior to that The Demonologist and The Damned. I live in Toronto.

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