Tuesday, 23 May 2017

Book Review: Bigfoot War by Eric S Brown (Bigfoot War #1)

Jeff Taylor was an ordinary boy growing up in the small town of Babble Creek, North Carolina, until one night his life was changed forever when a sasquatch brutally murdered his family. Taylor fled the town, hoping to leave the painful memory behind. Years later, after two tours of duty in the Iraq War, hes back in Babble Creek seeking vengeance. Taylors lust for the blood of the monster that slew his family sets in motion a series of events that soon has the entire town fighting for its life as a tribe of sasquatches descend from the forests and hills into Babble Creek to declare war upon its citizens. Babble Creek is about to find out Bigfoot is very real and theres more than one of the creatures that want to fill the streets with blood.

My Review: 
Jeff is twelve when his father heads out into the woods with a gun to find out what attacked their animals. He comes running back in panic telling his boys to run as a large angry Sasquatch chases him. Losing his brother and father that night, nobody believes the story that Jeff has to tell. So years later when Jeff returns to town, nobody really wants to see him or remember his wild stories about Bigfoot. The police certainly don't want him heading out into the woods to look for his revenge...

Jeff manages to persuade an old friend to help him on a hunt as the police follow him to stop him. They are all in the woods together when the Sasquatch decides to show itself and attacks the group. This starts a chain of events which threatens every citizen of Babble Creek as they quickly realise what has been living out there all these years. Now they believe Jeff but is it too late for the town?

I loved this! I've always enjoyed anything Bigfoot related...I'm forever trying to get books on the subject and watching these cryptid docs so I just had to get my hands on this. This is very fast paced, brutal and gory which is exactly the kind of Bigfoot story that I like. Babble Creek is just a normal little town minding it's own business until Jeff decides it is time to get some payback for his family. The Sasquatch tribe living in the area decide that they don't like humans invading their territory to challenge them and they declare war on the town. I was so happy to see an entire tribe rampaging through the town to teach the humans a lesson. 

This is a shortish read that you can do in one night. It is fast moving with a shed load of blood, gore and death on every page, which is perfect for anyone who loves a monster gorefest. I went straight on to read the next novella. And how great are these covers!
Read March 2017. 
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