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Hominid – I like the author’s Belial series better

The book blurb for this book sounded reasonably interesting and I have liked the Belial series from this author so I though I would give this one a try. Sadly enough I found this book to be fairly mediocre. The writing itself is good enough but the story is rather predictable and quite frankly somewhat boring.

Hominid by R.D. Brady
My rating: 6 out of 10 stars

HominidFor centuries, legends of a giant hairy beast roaming the Pacific Northwest have made their way into the collective understanding. Despite the reports, conclusive proof of bigfoot has never been found.

But Dr. Tess Brannick has a plan to change all that.

Tess has spent years studying to be up to the task of finding the elusive creature.  And now, a year into her research in northern California, she knows she’s on the precipice of a world-shattering discovery.

But the more she learns, the more confused she becomes.  Nothing is as she expected.

And as a new threat, a threat she unintentionally introduced, appears on the horizon, Tess must come to a decision.  Who should she be – the scientist or the human being?

The book blurb for this book sounded reasonably interesting and I have liked the Belial series from this author so I thought I would give this one a try. Sadly enough I found this book to be fairly mediocre. The writing itself is good enough but the story is rather predictable and quite frankly somewhat boring.

The first part of the book was rather good and I felt interested in what was going to happen. At this point in the book there was still a bit of a mystery and research going on. However the last two thirds of the book rather quickly developed into the usual rich guy with lack of moral and conscience tries to exploit the researcher and her find. Add some silly tie ins to the military and a murderous thug and there you go.

Well, there were a few other elements as well, like some moral qualms, a few love life ponderings, a despicable and utterly dislikable news journalist (like most news journalists), a bunch of dumbass people wanting to kill the “monsters” and a criminally stupid governor. None of which contributed to making it a read worthy story as far as I am concerned.

Once the initial mystery and discovery parts were done with the book disintegrated into the all to common kind of story where a few good guys tries to save the “monsters” from the stupid, the bad and the wicked. The story was fairly predictable from there on.

At least the book did not end too poorly for the god guys nor for the “monsters”. Hominid is not a bad book but I expected something else (better) and from my point of view this book do not elevate itself above mediocrity in the same way as the Belial series has.

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