Devolution by Max Brooks – 5/5 ⭐️
Wow! This book was incredible. Devolution is a firsthand account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre.
Here is the goodreads synopsis:“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.“
So firstly, it’s written in a part survival narrative, part horror tale, and part scientific journey into beast and man. It’s SO real and when that volcano erupts and Greenloop is cut off from the world, I was terrified at what started to happen. It’s gory and absolutely insane. It leaves you wondering, and I highly recommend this book. Max Brooks wrote this in such an incredible way through these journals that were found when the town was eventually discovered. I was glued to the audiobook when I started listening to this one and it’s sort of fun but Judy Greer is the narrator for Kate. I absolutely loved this book and I would LOVE if there was a follow up!!