Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre


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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
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  • 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...

  • 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'...

  • Miranda Reads

    Hey! January 2021 Reading Vlog is up!! The Written Review “I think the human mind isn’t comfortable with mysteries. We’re always looking for answers to the unexplained. And if an ...

  • 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...

  • Trin

    Oh dear. I loved World War Z, and waited so long for a follow up, but this has none of its predecessor's cleverness or spark. Not because "Bigfoot attack" is inherently a dumber concept that "worldwid...

  • 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...

  • karen

    oooh, goodreads choice awards finalist for best horror 2020! what will happen?LAST CHANCE TO SPOOKTOBER!!!!when washington’s mt. rainier erupts after having lain dormant since 1894, chaos ensues as ...

  • Ginger

    3.5 stars rounded up to 4 stars! Was I entertained? Yes! Were the characters annoying? Hell yes!Everyone except Mostar. She was the rational and sane one of the bunch.But I think that was the point.Yo...

  • Regina

    This review is specifically for the audiobook. I can't think of another narrator that has been so miscast as Judy Greer in Devolution. While the audiobook boasts a full cast performance, Greer reads a...