Book Review: “Slender Man is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet” edited by Trevor J. Blank and Lynne S. McNeill

This little non-fiction exploration of the Slender Man mythos packs a LOT of information into its 177 pages. It features nine essays that delve into the success of the modern folk lore that grew up around a Creepy Pasta meme. Well-researched and filled with citations and some photos, “Slender Man is Coming: Creepypasta and Contemporary Legends on the Internet” researches how Slender Man moved from the realm of modern legend and became a part of many young peoples’ beliefs – and how those beliefs caused mischief, lawbreaking, self-harm, and attempted murder.

I do wish the typeface was larger and better spaced, however. (Those with better functioning eyes would probably not find this to be an issue. haha!)