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Devolution by Max Brooks
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The audio cast was worth the Audible credit, although many reviews disagree with me on that point re: the main character/actress. Most critical reviews also did not like Brooks' deviation from the style of World War Z. I don't think you'll like this book if you go into it expecting an action adventure with a crew of badasses. Don't get me wrong, "Devolution" eventually gets there, but that's not the focus of the story. This focus is part intellectual critique, part survivalist fiction, and every character is unforgivably flawed in at least one way that they either must grow past or be destroyed by by the end of the harrowing ordeal. I was thoroughly entertained throughout and only taken out of the story once or twice by the narrative style. Otherwise Brooks suspended my disbelief well. Recommended.
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Max Brooks
“Adversity introduces us to ourselves.”
Max Brooks, Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre


Reading Progress

October 28, 2020 – Started Reading
November 2, 2020 – Shelved
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: geek
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: horror
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: lgbtq-elements
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: made-me-groan
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: made-me-laugh
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: meta-story
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: nature
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: paranormal
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: speculative
November 2, 2020 – Shelved as: thriller-mystery
November 2, 2020 – Finished Reading

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