I should qualify my review with the fact that I am not a horror buff but do occasionally read horror and SF Horror by major authors.
Bigfoot War: A man returns from the Iraq war with the single minded purpose of seeking vengeance against the Sasquatch who murdered his entire family and will stop at nothing until he sees the creature dead at his feet. His actions incite more mayhem and destruction than the small town residents of Babble Creek could ever have imagined.
I would describe Bigfoot War as an irreverent, campy, pulpy, and bloody romp through the backwoods of North Carolina with no apparent ending in sight. Why no ending? Because this is just one of 11 or so books in the series and I wouldn’t be surprised if there are more in the works. There is pint-sized character development and no real surprises other than the innovatively horrendous ways people can die at the hands of really badass hairy creatures that have two settings: real angry and really, really angry.
Don’t anticipate a moral to this story, don’t expect deep seated character angst, and don’t look for a silver lining. This ain’t your grandmas ‘aw they don’t mean no harm’ bigfoot. This one is bigger than big, cranium crunching, wants-your-innards-for-breakfast bigfoot.
You can expect more thunder thighed Squatchies than your head swiveling can track to scramble out of the woods at about 45 mph and beat the crap out a yah with lots of intestinal (don’t ask) action and mayhem.
Now I thought with a description like that my opinion of the novel was going to be a big thumbs down. I was wrong. Despite the fact that I like to view myself as someone who enjoys his novels sprinkled with at least a modicum of literary snootiness, the fact is this book was all in all a hoot to read and more entertaining than I expected.
And you know I probably will see the movie version that has a tentative release date of January 10, 2014. I’m hoping it will be be just as much of a hoot and holler as the book was.
I’m inspired to write a fan fiction spaghetti western called ‘Squatchie Fandango’. I’ve sent off a script treatment to Quentin Tarantino and I’m sure in a parallel universe he will be responding any day now.