Review of The Different Kinds Of Monsters

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Review of The Different Kinds Of Monsters

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[Following is a volunteer review of "The Different Kinds Of Monsters" by Seth Chambers.]
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3 out of 4 stars
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The Different Kinds Of Monsters by Seth Chambers is a Science fiction thriller novel, which is set around in the Jurassic period initially and then jumps to 150 years later. Since when Dylan Armitage was 6 years old, he encounters with Allosaurus Dinosaur Skeleton, named Emily, in any nearby museums wherever he lives. The Allosaurus was named after Emily Marigate, the one who discovered her. Dylan used to believe Emily is his best friend, his guardian angel because she has always shown up in front of him anyhow wherever he and his family stays.

Later in the story, Emily from the Jurassic period shows up. At that time, she used to call herself ‘First’ as she came out from the egg first as compare to her siblings. From the beginning, First has tremendous will power to survive and to hunt without any mercy.

As the years moved on, Dylan began to release that it's not a coincidence that Emily has become a huge part of his life. There is something strange paranormal going on. Why is the skeleton of Allosaurus Dinosaur following Dylan? How further will Dylan go to save his family, especially his daughter Madison, from Emily's unstoppable attacks? Will Dylan be able to stop Emily, the blood thirsty monster, or will it become his own kind of monster?

This book captured my attention from the beginning right till the end. I specially liked the character of Tom Armitage, Dylan's father. Tom teaches Dylan many life-lessons throughout this book, and his favorite line, “Blood calls to blood,” actually became Dylan ugly fate. I loved the author's humorous writing style. There are many silly conversations because of which I enjoyed reading this book even more. The mysterious thriller element throughout this book was phenomenal. It was great that this book talks about the monster who lives within us too. I didn't find even a single grammatical or typing error while reading, I found this book well edited.

When it comes to any negative aspects, I can say there were some serious topics being discussed in this book which I was unprepared for. There have been many scenes where child molestation, child abuse, sexual abuse, profanity and many more other things has taken place. This book is definitely for a mature adult audience.

Because of all the aspects I stated above, I am rating this book with 3 out of 4 stars. I enjoyed the author's writing style, and his knowledge about dinosaurs he shared in this book is remarkable.

I don't recommend this book to young readers and to those people who don't like reading inappropriate adult content and blood spillage scenes. Furthermore, I would like to recommend this book to mature adult readers who enjoy reading science fiction thriller novels and don't have any problems with sexual content and profanity.

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Thank you for the complete review! I am not inclined towards the dark aspects, but I find it refreshing to try something new once in a while, so I just might.
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You review is great, but unfortunately I don't prefer blood spillage scenes and adult content. So, I'll just pass this one.
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DTamara wrote: 06 Aug 2021, 09:07 Thank you for the complete review! I am not inclined towards the dark aspects, but I find it refreshing to try something new once in a while, so I just might.
Yeah, I can understand there are many sensitive topics discussed in this book, I too was not prepared for them. I hope you will enjoy reading this book. Thank you for stopping by DTamara, keep supporting!!
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Kaushiki Parihar wrote: 06 Aug 2021, 11:37 You review is great, but unfortunately I don't prefer blood spillage scenes and adult content. So, I'll just pass this one.
Yeah, I can understand. I was too unprepared for them and didn't even knew that author will discuss such sensitive topics. But I really enjoyed reading this book. Thank you for stopping by Kaushiki, keep supporting!!
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I like reading about dinosaurs, so this story seems interesting. However, as you mentioned, I was not expecting any content discussing abuse. So, if I do read this book, I will have to prepare myself.

Thank you for your detailed review.
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This sounds like an interesting read! It doesn't sound like it's my usual kind of thing, but maybe it's worth a shot. Thanks for the great review!
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I love science thrillers though adult content is a turn-off to me.
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Josephe-Anne wrote: 07 Aug 2021, 05:39 I like reading about dinosaurs, so this story seems interesting. However, as you mentioned, I was not expecting any content discussing abuse. So, if I do read this book, I will have to prepare myself.

Thank you for your detailed review.
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Then I think so you'll definitely enjoy reading this book, and the content discussed is quite disturbing but at the same time it is important for the plot and yeah better to be well prepared. Thank you for stopping by Josephe Anne, keep supporting!!
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Sohana Hasan wrote: 07 Aug 2021, 11:58 This sounds like an interesting read! It doesn't sound like it's my usual kind of thing, but maybe it's worth a shot. Thanks for the great review!
Yeah, this book has unique plot, and I hope you'll enjoy reading it. Thank you for stopping by Sohana, keep supporting!!
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Brandy_Nyongesa wrote: 08 Aug 2021, 07:44 I love science thrillers though adult content is a turn-off to me.
Yeah, I can understand your point. Many readers (even me) don't like adult content. But I completed reading it because of the plot which is full of adventures. Thank you for stopping by Brandy, keep supporting!!
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I love reading Dinosaurs books. From your review the book sounds interesting, I would love to give it a try.
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I like dinosaur-themed novels, so I could give this one a try :) Thank you very much for this insightful review!
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Post by Aarti Jha »

You have articulated this review in an excellent manner. I just will not be able to read this book because of the incidences of child molestation and other similar severe themes. Anyways, its a detailed review!
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Post by C Janet »

I also reviewed this book, and the topic of pedophilia also caught me by surprise. I enjoyed reading your take on this read!
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