Mount Rainier has erupted, plummeting the Pacific Northwest into chaos. Amidst this chaos and disaster of another kind occurs. Greenloop, a revolutionary carbon neutral community, and all its residents have fallen victim to a massacre. The accounts left behind are finally coming to light and a creature thought to be legend is responsible.
I absolutely loved World War Z by Max Brooks, so when I saw Devolution in my library I knew I had to check it out. I love anything cryptozoology, creepy, and horrifying and I love it even more when presented mockumentary style.
Brooks masterfully blends social satire and horror here. His characters are raw, accessible and I know I can see a few of them in my real life. Even the setting flips from beautiful to terrifying within a few sentences! This novel will make you think about what lurks in the deep forests where humans fear to tread.
I really think that this one will be beloved by fans of Brooks, as well as Bob Fingerman and the crypto-horror genre.