Jungle Jitters by J. Manfred Weichsel
Welcome to the jungle, you're gonna die. My first read and going to get the first book. Great world. Draws you in, keeps you turning the pages. Tones of WTF did I just read moments. Great read.
First this cover is fricking amazing and looks so good in paperback on my bookshelf. This author weaves an excellent tale that had me from the start. Weichsels story telling is so unique and never fails to entertain me. This definitely surpassed Ebu Gogo and we all know how much I loved that one.
From the outside looking in, Jungle Jitters may look like just another ape horror story, not unlike Brian Keene’s Castaways or Richard Laymon’s Beast House series, but after you read a few chapters you’ll see this is something unlike any other. J. Manfred Weichsel takes the aspirations and experiments of Ilya Ivanovich Ivanov, the famed biologist hellbent on creating human/ape hybrid super-soldiers, and creates a whole world that forever changed when he succeeds. Weichsel’s ability to craft intricate lore and origins is top notch. I thought I was impressed when I read Ebu Gogo, but Jungle Jitters blows it out of the water. In addition to the unbelievably creative world he has manufactured, Weichsel also weaves in a ton of information, as well as teaching us the real raw power of social media. Jungle Jitters is Weichsel’s best book yet, and I expect as he continues his craft, they will continue to get better and better.