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Book Club November - Monster Month

Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
edited January 2023 in General Chat
noun: monster; plural noun: monsters
1. a large, ugly, and frightening imaginary creature.
"a monster with the head of a hyena and hindquarters of a wolf"

synonyms: fabulous creature, mythical creature More
giant, mammoth, colossus, leviathan, behemoth, titan, Brobdingnagian, monstrosity;

an inhumanly cruel or wicked person.
"he was an unfeeling, treacherous monster"
synonyms: brute, fiend, beast, ogre, devil, demon, barbarian, savage, villain, sadist, animal, bogeyman; More

a rude or badly behaved person, typically a child.
"he's only a year old, but already he is a little monster"
synonyms: rascal, imp, wretch, mischief-maker, rogue, devil; More

2. a thing of extraordinary or daunting size.
"this is a monster of a book, almost 500 pages"

3. a congenitally malformed or mutant animal or plant.


This thread was a bit delayed because we're trying a new format this month. (Exciting!) Instead of nominating and going forward to a vote and a long read, we thought we'd try just having discussion and reviews in the thread, followed by chats around the theme. (We'll post a thread later for feedback and discussion on this new format.)

So, here's what we want to know:

What makes a monster? What is your favourite monster or monster book? Are there any writers that do this really well? What's your go-to recommendation on the monster theme?

If you want to do reviews in the old nominations style (Title / Synopsis / Review) for comment, please do. You can talk about fiction, non-fiction, whatever you like.
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  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,323 The Mix Honorary Guru
    Could I die from drinking one can of monster a month?
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