No doubt about it – I’m a fan of the work of Max Brooks. He has brought an interesting flare to horror writing and no one can deny that his novel – World War Z – was outstanding.
Been a while since he’s had something new in the bookstores but, we got some news on that front – a new novel is on the way, and it’s Bigfoot based.
The actual title is Devolution: A First Hand Account Of The Rainier Sasquatch Massacre – now, that’s a title!
Here’s the tale Brooks will be weaving:
The #1 bestselling author of World War Z takes on the Bigfoot legend with a tale that blurs the lines between human and beast — and asks what we are capable of in the face of the unimaginable.
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 legendary beasts behind it.
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.
The book is up for pre-sale now at Amazon – go ahead, go order it, I’ll wait for ya.
Yeah – it doesn’t come out till May 12th of next year but – I’m going to enjoy looking forward to digging into this one!