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  • Yes, Killing Monsters can be a very eye opening experience

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      Every once in a while, you will come across an extremely well written book that really knocks you off your feet. Such is the case with the very excellent book by Gerard Jones entitled KILLING MONSTERS which tries to explain why children watch violent horror films and play violent video games.

      Some may think this little gem is a book that condemns the evils of the industry, but it does not. Instead, it gets into the head of those children that love these types of games and really explains their psychological motivations. Additionally, the book takes the very controversial stance that these violent images are not always bad for children.

      One aspect of this the book points out is the fact that when children see cartoonish violence, it helps them cope with real violence they will confront later in life when they must deal with crime, war, and even common, everyday adversarial issues. No,

      • Killing Monsters by Gerard Jones
      this does not mean children should be exposed to graphic violence and R rated films. It simple means action games, movies and Sci-Fi Channel style horror films are not all that bad and can have a therapeutic effect.

      Killing Monsters is a very well researched work that should not only be read

      by parents, but also by adults that may have been heavily into angry films, music, or hobbies in their youth. This can be quite the introspective book if you are willing to go into your own psyche when you read it. Yes, Killing Monsters can be a very eye opening experience.

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