Like Creepy, Crawly Creatures? Read Dark Banquet

October 16, 2009, 10:57 am

Just in time for Halloween, learn about creepy, crawly creatures in Dark Banquet: Blood and the Curious Lives of Blood-feeding Creatures by zoologist Bll Schutt. Recently released in paperback, the book is fascinating, but is not for the faint of heart!
 
This often goosebump-inspiring book covers everything from leeches to bedbugs to vampire bats. Dark Banquet takes the reader on a fiendish but entertaining voyage into the world of some of its strangest creatures. The book explores the lives of these sanguivores in a way that is both scientific, amusing and enlightening. It includes stories of human interaction with these species, including the tropical explorers whose real-life encounters with vampire bats led to Bram Stoker’s Dracula, and doctors who used leeches to treat patients.
 
More than 50 illustrations throughout Dark Banquet provide creepy, yet informational images of blood-sucking critters and their victims, and Schutt’s natural storytelling ability makes the science behind these creatures both interesting and absorbing.
 
As long as you can stomach it, pick up a copy of Dark Banquet online or in a bookstore store near you!