Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

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.

Title:Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre
Edition Language:English
ISBN:9781984826787
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    Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre Reviews

  • Nilufer Ozmekik

    This is the worst choice of book to read when you’re quarantined, nervous, anxious, taking your most emotional support from great booze and stocked toilet papers (I’m cuddling them, that’s why p...

  • Will Byrnes

    I found a way, I found a way to survive with them. Am I a great person? I don’t know. I don’t know. We’re all great people. Everyone has something in them that is wonderful. I’m just differen...

  • Lisa

    My thanks to Random House/Ballantine/Del Ray. Whew! That's a mouthful! Also, Netgalley, and the often brilliant Max Brooks!I tried not to read this book! I knew I'd love it, so I thought I'd just save...

  • Emma

    Despite the horror framework, the real strength of this book is not in the monsters, but in the character development. Bet you weren't expecting that. When you first meet Kate Holland she's a neurotic...

  • Char

    One word: SASQUATCH. I'm in!!When a small group of environmentally conscious folk move into a "smart-community" (named Greenloop), in the Pacific northwest, everything seems to be just perfect. They a...

  • Matthew

    2.5 to 3 starsAs I loved World War Z, I was excited to read another one by Max Brooks. Since I had high expectations, I suppose I needed a big payoff to consider this a success. Unfortunately, I didn'...

  • megs_bookrack

    Devolution tackles the legend of Bigfoot......told through a set of found journals, as well as an original investigation.It's all I have ever wanted in a book and more. Max Brooks, you may now retire....

  • Tucker  (TuckerTheReader)

    World War Z was the first book ever to literally make my heart pound inside my chest. So, yes, I am very excited for this| Goodreads | Blog | Pinterest | LinkedIn | YouTube | Instagram...

  • Sara

    ARC received in exchange for an honest review 🦍In the wake of a volcanic eruption, an isolated village becomes the hunting ground of the legendary Big Foot. Told through journal entries and intervi...

  • Carolyn

    Having read and enjoyed World War Z by Max Brooks, and recently another book about Sasquatch sightings and a search for a living creature(Roanoake Ridge), I was looking forward to Max Brooks's Devolut...