From the bestselling author of World War Z
A masterful blend of laugh-out-loud social satire and stuff-your-fist-in-your-mouth horror. One elevates the other, making the book, and its message, all the more relevant. * David Sedaris, New York Times bestselling author of Calypso * Max Brooks has written the next great epistolary novel. Devolution is phenomenal * Josh Malerman, New York Times bestselling author of <i>Bird Box</i> * One of the greatest horror novels I've ever read. The characters soar, the ideas sing, and it's all going to scare the living daylights out of you * Blake Crouch, New York Times bestselling author of <i>Dark Matter </i> * Another triumph from Max Brooks! . . . I cant wait until he turns every monster from childhood into an intelligent, entertaining page-turner * Stephen Chbosky, #1 New York Times bestselling author of <i>Imaginary Friend</i> and <i>The Perks of Being a Wallflower</i> * A bloody good read -- Andrew Hunter Murray, bestselling author of The Last Day Unputdownable * John Marrs, bestselling author of The One * Thrilling and terrifyingly prescient. I love Max Brooks! * Jenny Colgan, bestselling novelist and journalist * Devolution is spellbinding. It is a horror story about how anyone, especially those who think they are above it, can slowly devolve into primal, instinctual behaviour. I was gripped from the first page to the last! * Les Stroud, creator of Survivorman, filmmaker, and author * For any fan of Bigfoot or cryptozoology, it's a referential treat. * Guardian * From the feverish imagination behind World War Z comes a chilling narrative like no other, as the freshly discovered journals of a massacre survivor posit the horrifying suggestion of supernatural forces at work. Dark, gripping and visceral, Devolution is a unique journey into terror. * Waterstones * Delightful . . . A tale of supernatural mayhem that fans of King and Crichton alike will enjoy * Kirkus Reviews (starred review) * Brooks packs his plot with action, information, and atmosphere, and captures both the foibles and the heroism of his characters. This slow-burning page-turner will appeal to Brooks' devoted fans and speculative fiction readers who enjoy tales of monsters. * Publishers Weekly * Drawing you in with likeable characters in a real-world situation, then smashing your trust to pieces like a giant ape crushing a skull with his bare hands. Devolution will make you think twice about booking that remote weekend getaway in the woods. * Sci-Fi Now, 5* review * Grisly page-turner . . . Brooks' eye for rich characterisation, pointed social commentary and nail-chomping suspense is as sharp as ever * Total Film * Timely, terrifying, and utterly terrific. * SFX Magazine ***** * 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. * Live For Film * This survival-horror from bestselling World War Z author [...] is a scary and unnerving epistolary novel that explores the boundaries between truth and fiction. * CultureFly * 'Tense and exciting [...] You'll enjoy believing * Evening Standard *
Max Brooks is a senior nonresident fellow at the Modern War Institute at West Point and the Atlantic Council's Brent Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security. His bestselling books include Minecraft: The Island, Minecraft: The Mountain, The Zombie Survival Guide, Devolution, and World War Z, which was adapted into a 2013 movie starring Brad Pitt. His graphic novels include the #1 New York Times bestseller The Harlem Hellfighters.