‘Maneaters’ Book Review By Ron Fortier

Maneater Book Review By Ron Fortier

MANEATERS
Killer Sharks in Men’s Adventure Magazines
Edited by Robert Deis & Wyatt Doyle
MensPulpMags.com
# new texture
192 pgs

With apologies to Peter Benchley, just when you thought it was safe to go back into the Mam’s pulp library comes “Maneaters.” This is a collection of sixteen over-the-top tales of deadly shark encounters as offered in various Men’s Adventure Magazines during the 1960s, including two wonderful cover photo and illustrations galleries. In all, these stories exemplify the horror thrills associated with these deadly sea predators and each entry provides more than enough blood and guts gore to engender some truly colorful nightmares and keep one from ever venturing out into the sea ever again.

Now we’ve all come to expect this kind of exploitive excellent from Deis and Doyle, but what elevates “Maneater” a notch above their previous titles is the afterward provided by actual marine biologists who wonderfully debunk the various myths associated with sharks while at the same time offering factual data about these incredible fear-inducing creatures.

“Maneaters” is one kind of book that both applaud the imagination of Mams writers while at the same time demonstrating the dangers such fiction inspired. Today many species of shark are on endangered lists threatening to be irrevocable upside the natural ecosystems of oceans around the world. A tip of the fedora to Deis and Doyle for both a fun read and a much-needed warning that we must protect this magnificent beast from total extinction. Now that would be a real horror.

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