Bad Clowns by Benjamin Radford

By Benjamin Radford

undesirable clowns—those malicious misfits of the halfway who terrorize, hang-out, and threaten us—have lengthy been a cultural icon. This ebook describes the heritage of undesirable clowns, why clowns pass undesirable, and why many of us worry them. Going past regularly occurring clowns similar to the Joker, Krusty, John Wayne Gacy, and Stephen King’s Pennywise, it additionally beneficial properties extraordinary, lesser-known tales of strange clown antics together with Bozo obscenity, Ronald McDonald haters, killer clowns, phantom-clown abductors, evil-clown panics, intercourse clowns, carnival clowns, troll clowns, and masses extra. undesirable Clowns blends humor, research, and scholarship to bare what's at the back of the clown’s darkish smile.

Benjamin Radford is a author, investigator, and columnist for Discovery information. he's the writer of 8 books, so much lately Mysterious New Mexico: Miracles, Magic, and Monsters within the Land of appeal and monitoring the Chupacabra: The Vampire Beast in truth, Fiction, and Folklore, either released by way of the collage of latest Mexico Press. Radford lives in Corrales, New Mexico.

“Clowns with sinister aspects and malevolent reasons come less than severe scrutiny during this pithy, abundantly illustrated examine of the ‘bad clown’ as a popular culture phenomenon.” -- Publishers Weekly

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