- File Size: 5249 KB
- Print Length: 149 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1925597571
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Severed Press (May 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: May 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B071RRVP3C
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #119,178 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Mick Chella is about to take off with a boatful of tourists on a journey through the swamps, when he is run into--quite literally--by a man named Rooster Murphy. Unfortunately for all involved, those responsible for Murphy's initial flight aren't too particular about who else they harm in their single-minded, murderous attempt . . .
One of the things I appreciate the most in Hunter Shea's writing is his incredible characterization. No matter what "type" of book he's writing, you can count on getting to know the main characters in great depth and go away with a sense that you read about something that happened to a "real" person. In the case of Rooster Murphy, we also get a fantastic sarcasm-laced personality that adds some comic relief to an otherwise violent, emotional, and gory tale.
". . . No sense getting everyone killed just to see if some old guy had more fishing days ahead of him. It seemed like a good and proper justification."
What starts out with a bang, only gets faster and more complex as the story moves forward. Shea is--in my humble opinion--one of the best of the modern day authors when it comes to these "B-movie style creature-features". He can take just about any legend, urban myth, or other "monster" commonly thought of as "fake", and weave a tale that has the power to get you thinking about the possibilities.
". . . it was like watching a couple of little kids tearing a sheet of paper, except with blood spraying in every direction . . . "
In SWAMP MONSTER MASSACRE, even the other characters take on pertinent roles, making them memorable and--in some cases--getting the readers emotionally attached to them. Every scene we read serves to further the plot along; you won't find any filler or unnecessary info dumps here.
"'You must have been the smartest kid in your class'. . . said with unrestrained sarcasm."
As far as settings go, the swamps in the Everglades come alive in this book! I could picture the barrage of blood-sucking insects, hot and humid temperatures, and the wildlife dangers that could be just as deadly as the legendary Skunk Apes--namely, alligators and poisonous snakes lying hidden in the foliage.
". . . Rooster needed numbers, especially when they all had guns . . . "
Overall, this is a novel that held my unwavering attention from first to last page. Hunter Shea manages to tackle an almost unbelievable topic, and literally bring it alive with his words. Everything from the pacing, to the characters, comments, location, and blood-drenched gore fest felt possible throughout this read.
". . . Only humans had the capacity to hate, to seek revenge, to kill for the sake of killing."
After finishing SWAMP MONSTER MASSACRE, you may just find yourself questioning the validity of that last quote.
I enjoyed this story for what Shea created it to be: a simple, fast paced, action filled, at times gore fest of a monster tale. For me, it was very refreshing to read a tale that threw your imagination along as if you were on an amusement park fun ride. If you go into this book thinking this to be some scientific, suspense laden narration about Bigfoot, then you're already off base. But Shea doesn't trick the reader, nor does he package "Swamp Monster Massacre" as anything it isn't meant to be.
If you're a lover of monster tales without all the chronicles of stuffy scientific rhetoric weighing it down, then please, by all means, get a copy of "Swamp Monster Massacre." It is plainly obvious that Hunter Shea had a blast writing this...and I, for one, had a blast reading it!!
I don't want to give anything away...no details or summary, because if you've gotten to this review and have luckily not been exposed to much of the plot details, etc...just stop reading this, and click on the little purchase button thing.
I am so glad I took a chance with this one, and I will searching out other books Mr. Shea has written...
...I'm now a fan!