Two Bloggers One Book ~ Review of The Roo

March 19, 2020 Book Reviews 8

Two Bloggers One Book ~ Review of The RooThe Roo by Alan Baxter
Genres: Horror
Published by Amazon Media on January 28, 2020
Pages: 132
Format: eBook

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Something is wrong in the small outback town of Morgan Creek.
A farmer goes missing after a blue in the pub. A teenage couple fail to show up for work. When Patrick and Sheila McDonough investigate, they discover the missing persons list is growing. Before they realise what’s happening, the residents of the remote town find themselves in a fight for their lives against a foe they would never have suspected.
And the dry red earth will run with blood.

I seen this book on one of Barb’s post and commented on how I wanted to read it so she was kind of enough to gift me a copy just so we could buddy read it! Well, it was different. 🙂 Stop by Booker T’s Farm to see what Barb thought about this one after you have checked out my review.

Here is what I thought

Roo is about a small Australian town that is dealing with a rampaging giant killer red kangaroo and they have no idea where it came from or how to kill it.

The town starts to notice that a lot of their residents are disappearing and when they have checked on some they have seen a lot of blood, some places there was even bodies without heads. The town is pretty clueless until a teen makes it back to town to tell a tale about a giant red male kangaroo that killed her parents, brother and even their old neighbor. Some don’t believe her but Pat and Sheila sort of take charge. Pat gets a group of men and they are going to go with the police and check out the teens home and see what is going on.

Meanwhile, Sheila takes a few women with her and they want to go check on a woman that was suppose to have disappeared a while back but now they are wondering what happened. She was married to one of the men in town who was abusive and they thought she might have run away, but now they are not sure.

To be honest there is not a lot to this story besides a rampaging kangaroo and the small town that is dealing with it. Can’t say much more because it’s a short read.

I really thought the story about a killer kangaroo was pretty unique or at least I haven’t ever read a story about one, so I enjoyed the killer animal and it was pretty gory.

My main complaint and the reason it only gets 2.5 stars instead of 3 is that it was way to full of the F word for my liking. It honestly made me think the town was ignorant because they didn’t have a vocabulary beyond using the F word. It wasn’t like now and then it was like almost every time someone spoke it was used and sometimes two or three times in a sentence. It’s not that I can’t handle reading that word now and then but it was just to much, it was redundant. It didn’t help the story any and I just got to where reading the story wasn’t fun.

I believe the author decided to write this story because of a conversation he had on twitter with some friends so I know it wasn’t supposed to be anything more than some mindless fun which is what it was. I would say that if you like horror you might give it a try but not really going to recommend it.

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8 Responses to “Two Bloggers One Book ~ Review of The Roo”

  1. Barb @ Booker T's Farm

    I knew you were having trouble with the swearing. I think the “real” people names bothered me more than the f-word but even I can admit it was too much. I do like the idea of a killer kangaroo and I think this could be a fun premise for a movie!

    • Stormi

      I felt better about not being cool with all the swearing after Barb said it even bothered her! 🙂 It was totally a cool concept though!

    • Stormi

      I think you would like it if you can handle the swearing, but I would wait to see if it goes on sale though as it’s short and I can’t say it’s worth 3.99.

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