Devolution

Devolution

Nature is a beast...

The author of zombie fictionf avorite World War Z returns with a fresh take on the bigfoot mystery. In an epistolary style, Brooks shares the remnants of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre in a way that blends fact with fiction and reminds us of our own more rugged truths.

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As the ash and chaos from Mount Rainier’s eruption swirled and finally settled, the story of the Greenloop massacre has passed unnoticed, unexamined . . . until now.

But the journals of resident Kate Holland, recovered from the town’s bloody wreckage, capture a tale too harrowing – and too earth-shattering in its implications – to be forgotten.

In these pages, Max Brooks brings Kate’s extraordinary account to light for the first time, faithfully reproducing her words alongside his own extensive investigations into the massacre and the beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real.

Kate’s is a tale of unexpected strength and resilience, of humanity’s defiance in the face of a terrible predator’s gaze, and inevitably, of savagery and death.

Yet it is also far more than that.

Because if what Kate Holland saw in those days is real, then we must accept the impossible. We must accept that the creature known as Bigfoot walks among us – and that it is a beast of terrible strength and ferocity.

Part survival narrative, part bloody horror tale, part scientific journey into the boundaries between truth and fiction, this is a Bigfoot story as only Max Brooks could chronicle it – and like none you’ve ever read before.

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Series: Books Like Jurassic Park
Genres: Horror, Post-Apocalyptic, Science Fiction
ASIN: B07WQQXSGL
ISBN: 9781529124095
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Don't even bother reading another review because, TRUST ME, you need this. There are too many good things to say. So many, in fact, that I can't even decide where to start and the thought of its infinite perfections buzzing around my skull all at once makes me want to give up on starting a review at all... But I will go ahead and try. Not since Crichton's Jurassic Park has a science fiction so immediately captured the ideals of a culture and delivered to it a firm, well-placed punch. It is a cross-generational mirror that reflects to the modern populous an idea which one of Chricton's (Dr. Ian Malcolm) characters phrased best, "[we were] so preoccupied with whether or not [we] could, [we] didn't stop to think if [we] should." Leave it to science-fiction writers to put us in our place and remind us that, no matter how far advanced we get, we are still a human animal at our core. Plus, it's just damn fine storytelling. So fine, in fact, through the way Brooks weaves together fact and fiction that you may find yourself getting confused on what's real and what's imagined. You may start to think, if you let yourself, that this story could all really be happening someplace far, far away—and you're just glad it's not on your doorstep. Perhaps more masterful (if it's even possible) than Brooks' story structure is the way in which he uses his characters to illustrate his readers, laying out our many sins and our few virtues right there on the page. Sure, it's through a bigfoot story. But you'd be surprised how familiar it all feels. We can look only to comedians and sci-fi writers to keep society from getting too ridiculous. Hats off if they are both, which I believe Brooks is, especially if you look at this work with a bit of a satirical lens. Like most five-star books there are few bad things to say and far too many good things to say as to make a full-fledged review near meaningless. JUST READ IT. Then message me so I have someone to bask in the glory of this book with. Verdict: Buy It. Buy it for your friend. Buy it for your mom. Buy it for the guy in front of you at the grocery store because clearly we all need this in our lives.
– Bex, Out of the Bex
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