Attack of the Yetis by Eric S. Brown #BookReview

Title: Attack of the Yetis | Author: Eric S. Brown | Publisher: Severed Press | Pub. Date: 2017-12-28 | Pages: 106 | Genre: Sci-Fi Horror | Language: English | Triggers: None | Rating: 3 out of 5 | Source: Kindle Unlimited

Attack of the Yetis

A military team is dispatched to locate the source of a strange radiation in Antarctica. They find far more than they bargained for and quickly become locked in a battle for survival with monsters straight out of legend.

Book cover for Attack of the Yetis

Attack of the Yetis Review

Attack of the Yetis had all the hallmarks of being a ridiculously fun, pulp-filled monster horror/action book that would have lovers of the genre cheering.

Eric S. Brown is very talented at writing non-stop action and pitting man against monster in battles that will have you on the edge of your seat. His gory scenes aren’t the best I’ve ever read, but they’re not bad by any means. There was one scene in particular that had me cackling. It involved a Yeti (don’t think I’m spoiling anything, considering the name of the book is Attack of the Yetis) squeezing someone until their intestines shot up and out of their throat. It was great!

Up until the end of the book (technically it ends at 90 percent, and the rest is a preview of another book), it’s go-go-go-go with lots of squishing, shooting, and screamy fun. So, yeah, this could have been a great book.

But it wasn’t. And, in this case, I’m more inclined to blame whomever edited it (or didn’t, as the case may be).

There are multiple errors in this book that should have been caught. So, that’s enough to rub me the wrong way right there. Had it been properly eye-balled, most of it could have been easily cleaned up. But beyond the errors, there’s the repetition.

Holy crap, the repetition.

I say this with the utmost sincerity and in the spirit of honest constructive cricticism: Someone needs to buy the author of Attack of The Yetis a thesaurus.

It’s always an inhuman roar. Lots of things that aren’t human can roar and scream and such and they sound very different from each other. It’s almost always blazing yellow eyes (sometimes they’re just yellow). Are they big eyes? small? deep set? Any little bit of description other than blazing yellow would easy up on the monotony! They’re always covered in white hair. What type of white hair? Is it fine, coarse, shaggy or long? They blend in with the snow – does that mean the hair is snow white? Or is it like polar bear fur and actually clear? There’s some description that can be had there! Intestines are either red- or green-slicked strands, depending on whether its a human or monster getting gutted, etc. I think my point is made.

I got so tired of reading the same descriptions over and over and over and over and over and over and over again. There’s no change up in this book. The pulse-pounding action is not complemented, at all, by the complete and utter blandness of the desperately over-used adjectives.

I feel like someone messed up on accident here. It really feels like one of those cases where a restaurant gets super busy, someone orders a steak dinner with all the trimmings, and the plate is put together and brought out to the customer’s table before anyone realizes they forgot to actually cook the steak. (Though in this case, the ‘steak’ is well done, but everything else is raw and unseasoned.)

Attack of the Yetis is great, fun, no-holds-barred head-splodey action that has been screwed over by no one giving it the attention it needs to turn it into the masterpiece of B-movie low-budget bad-goodness that it could have been.

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6 thoughts on “Attack of the Yetis by Eric S. Brown #BookReview

  1. Now that’s how to write a negative review. Wish I could do that. I have enjoyed a bunch of Eric’s books and not come across problems like this before. I’ll take your advice and wait to see if a revised edition comes out later. Man, that’s one great cover though.

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