Stranded In The Company of A Legend?
J.M. Bailey’s "Eve" Is A Winner
Book Review by TCC Team Member Dorraine Fisher
I’m always on the hunt for stories about sasquatches that have a little bit different spin and flavor.
I’m often not too enchanted with bigfoot movies that portray them as being evil monsters on the hunt for humans to kill or eat.
So I was more than happy to read Eve by J.M. Bailey. This bigfoot story is, if you’re a believer, one that’s great to imagine could happen to any one of us. A young woman, Anna, decides to go hiking in the Northern California wilderness in the more volatile weather season only to have her access road be washed out by rain. Stranded miles from civilization, she’s faced with a difficult dilemma of survival when she suddenly notices an odd "tree stump" in the distance and the "most rancid, curdling stench" she could ever imagine.
Could it be?
Yes, it is. Eve is one of the more idyllic bigfoot stories in its very charm and scope, and lends a soft side to our hairy friends that many of us can relate to. And it serves as a reminder to revere and respect nature and all those things we don’t understand. As Anna experiences such horrors like being pursued by a giant male and the wonder of human-like compassion from "Eve", this story chronicles a young woman’s journey of discovery. She vows to learn as much as she can about these creatures as she knows they could, at any moment, disappear into the forest forever like legends often do.
I recommend this book to anyone who believes. But I would not recommend it for young children due to some adult language content.
All in all, I found it to be a beautiful story, fast-paced and full of insight. Definitely a winner. ******DFRating: 5 out of 5 - Get it!
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