Goodreads Monday

This weekly meme was started by @Lauren’s Page Turners. To participate, choose a random book from your GoodReads TBR and show it off. Which sounds easy enough until you have to decide how to choose that book! I think I will use a different way each week, like picking a color or number of pages. I will let you know each week how I chose the book and then something interesting about it, like how it ended up on the list or why I want to read it. Got it? Okay let’s get started.

I had a tough time deciding how to choose a book this week. But then the wind started howling and the rain started coming down hard once again and I decided that I would look for a book that would be a good read to cozy up with on a stormy winter’s day. Not sure if I accomplished that, but I think this might be a good one. Winter seems to have come early to the Pacific Northwest and I want to be ready.

Devolution: A Firsthand Account of the Rainier Sasquatch Massacre by Max Books

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. 

I have a soft spot for any books set in the Pacific Northwest, and this one is a spin on the Sasquatch myth, so how can I pass that one up? It is also a fairly short book, coming in at 286 pages, so that is perfect for a stormy day.

What book are you saving for a stormy day?

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