Today’s new addition to the Cafe and Bookstore is by Kenneth L. Decroo.. Almost Human… What happens when the line between ape and man is blurred?
Almost Human is a thriller where creatures with the enormous strength and power of a chimpanzee and the intelligence and size of a human are sought out and discovered in a remote compound in equatorial Africa. The special bond between trainers and their animals is central to the story. Drs. Ken Turner and Fred Savage follow rumors of chimp-human hybrids. The scientists want to study the hybrids but government operatives want to exploit them. The resulting conflicts threaten Turner and Savage’s research and their lives, as well as the lives of many others. Can they stop the murderous onslaught in time?
A selection of reviews for the book
I think the fact that I stayed up till 2:00 am on a Sunday morning reading this because I couldn’t wait to see how it ended shows how good it was. It’s a well written intelligent drama that took me places I didn’t expect with it’s many plot twists. I found myself laughing and crying with the characters but more often than not genuinely worrying about them and the outcome of their situation. And now that it’s over I want to know more. There are many characters who have interesting back stories that could be flushed out into entertaining novels of their own.
Almost Human could easily be made into a screenplay and I’d be the first one in line at the theater, although I think I”d prefer a long drawn out cable TV mini-series so that every detail could be told. There isn’t a single chapter or character that can be overlooked in the telling of this story.
The ending of Almost Human eludes to a squeal, and I look forward to one day reading “Mostly Human”.
I loved the book. It was fast paced, very informative, and never dull. It posed questions about theories of interbreeding within primate species. It always kept you looking to the next chapter. Knowing a bit about Ken’s background with animal training I could sense his personal knowledge of the behaviors of these remarkable animals. It leaves the reader asking many questions about interactions between humans, scientists and the animals. We are so often caretakers of wild animals but we wonder if they know more about us than we do of them! I can only look forward to the next book and maybe I will find some answers to my questions!
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Kenneth L. Decroo truly believes you must live a life worth writing about. Before he became an educator and consultant for universities and school districts, he worked in the world of research and wild animal training in the motion picture industry for many years. He holds advanced degrees in anthropology, instructional technology and education.
He lives and writes in the San Bernardino mountains with his wife, Tammy. When not writing and lecturing, he loves to ride his BMW adventure motorcycle down the Baja peninsula to beaches and bays without names. More about his adventures can be found on his blog,
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