Book Review: The Anomaly by Michael Rutger

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: An allegory. Brief synopsis:  Nolan and his team of documentarians delve deep into the...

POPSUGAR Reading Challenge Prompt: An allegory.

Brief synopsis: Nolan and his team of documentarians delve deep into the Grand Canyon in search of a secret cave that may have existed over 100 years ago. Finding the cave could be a big win for them - it could take The Anomaly Files from obscure YouTube series to cable. They find the cave, a big enough win for them because the team isn't typically one to find the things they search, but things in the secret cave certainly are not what they appear to be. And they could be in big trouble.

I chose The Anomaly as my Book of the Month club pick for June because it was compared to The X-Files  (my favorite thing), Indiana Jones, and Tomb Raider. Seriously, what's not to love? Let me tell you, this book was definitely all it was cut out to be, and more. It far exceeded my expectations. The characters, while not necessarily likable, were easy to attach to, though I would've loved to see a little further development for some of them. The only other thing I didn't love about this book are the pictures 'from the files of Nolan Moore." They were a bit hard to make out because they were black-and-gray and not the highest quality, which I get if they're types of artifactual files, but they were a bit aggravating to me.

I would argue that this book is an allegory for man being power hungry, but there's more to it and I truly can't explain it without ruining the story. But we're going to go with it.

While the novel definitely speeds up once you get about halfway through, I wouldn't necessarily say the start was slow. I was intrigued from the get-go and was constantly thinking about reading this book when I wasn't. It kind of reminded me of Cabin in the Woods, but in a way I can't totally explain without revealing any parts of the story.

The Anomaly is the perfect read for fans of conspiracy theories, anti-government beliefs, and hoaxes. Also, if you're actually Spooky Mulder, this one is right up your alley.

Ugh, this book is so great. Seriously. Pick it up.

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