Review: Bigfoot War - Archieved Post

April 10, 2011 - 12:21 pm 1 Comment

Bigfoot War Book Front CoverBigfoot War

Author:  Eric S Brown

Publisher:  Coscom

Price:  $12.99/Various

Page count:  113pp

Reviewer:  Theresa Derwin

What we want to read can depend on our mood.  Sometimes it needs to be profound and highbrow or challenging, such as War and Peace or Keith Roberts’ Pavane.  And sometimes we need a little blood, guts and guns.  If it’s the latter you fancy, you could do no worse than explore the various worlds of Eric S Brown.    For me, right now, with the various stresses of work and life, a bit of blood, guts and ape-like monsters will just hit the spot.

I trembled with excitement as I opened the package that I knew contained Bigfoot War, arriving from Amazon.  The little child inside me jumped up and down squealing “Monster! Monster!” A mini Kong-hybrid growled at me from the front cover. I was ready to enter some ghastly terrain.

Bigfoot War starts off approximately fifteen years in the past.  Teenager Jeff Taylor, resident of Babble Creek North Carolina is branded insane after witnessing the death of his father and brother at the hands of the eponymous Bigfoot. Jumping straight into the action, the adult Gulf veteran Jeff returns to Babble Creek intent on vengeance and the destruction of Sasquatch a.k.a. Bigfoot.  Joining him on his rollercoaster ride is old friend and fellow veteran Tom.  Toting a glorious array of weapons including an M-16 pump action shotgun, multiple Magnums and a few grenades thrown in for good measure, Jeff is out for bear (pardon the sort-of-pun). 

Bigfoot War is exactly what it says on the tin, and you get exactly what you pay for; plenty of action, dark humour, lots of Bigfoot sightings and some gruesome evisceration of the human body.  Running a little short at 113 pages, the novella still packs in lots of punch in its length and some of the bits with Ms Johnson are priceless. This is harmless, unadulterated Bigfoot Fun. Enjoy.

If you want to know more about Eric S Brown or the Sasquatch himself, check out the following websites; Bigfoot ‘Facts’ and Eric S Brown

In the meantime, take a look at the provisional art work for Bigfoot War II.


One Response to “Review: Bigfoot War - Archieved Post”

  1. Steve Green Says:

    Gosh, I’m old enough to remember when Eric was one of the up ‘n’ coming stars of British *sf*. Guess that says a lot about the two genres and their respective markets (just as Rob Holdstock and Garry Kilworth switched from sf to fantasy in the 1980s).

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