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An out of practice reader discussing the books I get around to reading. 

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Creature by Hunter Shea

Creature (Fiction Without Frontiers) - Hunter Shea

Wow. I'm shook. Like, crying on my couch needing to watch Forensic Files to calm down shook. 

 

When I checked out this book, it was a leap of faith based on a review from Char's Horror Corner. After all, this is the same writer who felt it was important to describe the penis of the Jersey Devil. So to read a book packed with so much emotion, deep characters, and really dark subjects knocked me off my feet to be sure. 

 

The book is a bit of a slow burn but it's far from boring. Andrew and Kate are such a good duo and I love reading about their day to day life, even if it was mundane. The scares were awesome and so true to the Bigfoot form. 

 

 

It wasn't REALLY a Bigfoot, which kinda disappointed me, but it honestly really had nothing to do with the enjoyment of the story

 

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It would have been easy to write Kate or Andrew in a way that would be completely obnoxious. Kate could have been a "woe is me" whiner and Andrew could have been the unsympathetic, resentful husband, both of which I would have hated. And while there were flavors of this in their character, there were just as many wonderful traits that made me love both of them even when those traits came through.

 

Overall, I'm just REALLY impressed by this book. It connected to me in a way that I wasn't expecting and stirred up emotions I wasn't expecting to be stirred. That exactly what I hope for from a good book.

 

Final rating: 5/5 It was so much more than I was expecting.

 

Final thought: I can't decide if I wish there was more monster genitalia or not.