Review: Devolution by Max Brooks

Max Brooks wrote my two favorite zombie books: The Zombie Survival Guide and World War Z. He did an amazing job of really thinking through what an actual zombie attack would look like, and how to defend against it. Neither of his books has a central narrative or protagonist, but they were still fascinating.

He tried the same approach with Bigfoot in his newest novel, Devolution, the major difference being the inclusion of a complete central story and protagonists. Unfortunately, while the monster parts were fun, and Brooks does build the most believable Bigfoot I’ve ever come across, the human characters didn’t really ring true and I had a hard time staying engaged.

Recommendation: If you like monsters, definitely check this book out. Otherwise, this might be a pass.

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