I am coming at you with another book review and this was a pretty interesting read.
Dave Hooper can’t believe his eyes when he shows up on his oil rig and sees otherwordly monsters killing his coworkers left and right. After successfully killing one of them, and inhabiting its powers, Dave is willing to work with the government in order to figure out what these beings are and where they came from.
From reading the synopsis I thought this was going to be a monster-apocalypse type situation but it wasn’t. Dave is on his way to the rig in a helicopter like any other day when suddenly there is a call coming in that the monsters have attacked it. So pretty much the book didn’t give much buildup to the emergence (haha) of these monsters. The parts that really confused me were the chapters from the POV of the monsters. They are unaware of the progress of human civilization so everything in the human world is a huge culture shock to them. Their wording of everyday objects were a little hard to decipher at times. The entire time that Dave is in military custody (for lack of a better word) just seemed to drag on and was slow. Dave as a person was your typical macho, pigheaded, (dare I say redneck?) male. He kept constantly pointing out the fact that he had sex with two “high class hookers” the night before in almost every chapter, he’s has no shame as indicative of the fact that he thinks about the multiple women he’s cheated on his wife with, he curses a lot which wasn’t surprising but annoying at times and he considers himself a bad husband as well as a bad father. He’s an all around a**hole. But working for the government and fighting off these monsters displays the characters typical need for redemption. Because of Dave’s misogynistic and brash personality it was challenging to identify with him. But despite that I couldn’t put the book down. It was very raw and gritty but also humorous.
Overall, I give the book a 4/5.