Devolution: From the bestselling author of World War Z (Hardback)
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Devolution: From the bestselling author of World War Z (Hardback)

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Hardback 304 Pages / Published: 16/06/2020
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From the feverish imagination behind World War Z comes a chilling narrative like no other, as the freshly discovered journals of a massacre survivor posit the horrifying suggestion of supernatural forces at work. Dark, gripping and visceral, Devolution is a unique journey into terror.

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 beasts behind it, once thought legendary but now known to be terrifyingly real.

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.

Publisher: Cornerstone
ISBN: 9781529124095
Number of pages: 304
Weight: 517 g
Dimensions: 240 x 162 x 162 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'One of the greatest horror novels I've ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it's all going to scare the living daylights out of you.' - Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of Dark Matter 

'Max Brooks has written the next great epistolary novel. Devolution is phenomenal.' - Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of Bird Box 

'Brooks packs his plot with action, information, and atmosphere, and captures both the foibles and the heroism of his characters.' - Publishers Weekly

'Another triumph from Max Brooks! . . . I can't wait until he turns every monster from childhood into an intelligent, entertaining page-turner.' - Stephen Chbosky, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Imaginary Friend and The Perks of Being a Wallflower 

'Devolution is spellbinding. It is a horror story about how anyone, especially those who think they are above it, can slowly devolve into primal, instinctual behaviour. I was gripped from the first page to the last!' - Les Stroud, creator of Survivorman, filmmaker, and author 

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GeorgiLvsBooks

“Horror/Sci-Fi/Fantasy”

Max Brooks has left me very uneasy and I'm not going to lie, I'm 'slightly' freaked out!

I was reading this at a slow pace to begin with then from 40% onwards I just consumed this read within... More

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Laura at Harrogate

“Compelling and action-packed”

This was very much a book of two halves for me. I found the first half a bit slow and sometimes tedious, but the second half was incredibly fast paced and utterly compelling. It tells the story of the aftermath of the... More

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“Great read”

This was a story based around the supposed existence of "Bigfoot", one of the names of this humanlike being.. There is an volcanic explosion of Mount Rainer which moves the population, both human and animal... More

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