Jungle Rot by Brian G. Berry
It was just another routine combat mission to take a hill from an embedded force of NVA regulars. After they cleared what was a bloody fight that left their platoon decimated, they're ordered to settle in and hold the mountaintop as a staging point to hit further targets in the area.
As the soldiers keep watch throughout the night, the black sky is suddenly burning red and streaking with objects they assumed to be a meteor shower. Unknown to the small element of soldiers on the hill, these were nothing so simple.
Follow Private Zachary Barnes and Private Brad Tierney and others as they race from the horrors of an invasion that quickly absolves reality and replaces the familiarity of the jungle and its life with the unnatural shapes of creatures and phantasms that harry their advance to a safety that is always out of reach.
From nightmare-haunted bogs to minds ruptured of sanity, Jungle Rot is a cosmic horror war story that is sure to have your mind melting.
Great gut-wrenching read!
Barnes and Tierney, along with what’s left of their platoon, are holding down a mountain top in the jungles of Vietnam. As night falls red objects light up the sky and head for the jungle. Could it be enemy fire? No, what’s coming is far worse. These men have no idea of the horrors that await them. Talk about creepy, gory goodness! It never ends in this book. Berry tosses the reader right on the hill with the soldiers and then boxes you in with some disturbing creatures in the dead of night. Many times, I wondered if the sun was ever going to come up. The haunting whispers that beckon to the soldiers, the things they start to see, the screams that echo through the trees. It’s a horrifying setup. All you can do is watch as their sanity is slowly chipped away by whatever is in that jungle. It was sad and terrifying watching these characters wear down and fall apart. Barnes and Tierney obviously being favorites. They tried to keep themselves together, but the forces they were dealing with made it almost impossible. Watching events unfold brought many ups and downs. Will they make it? Or will they collapse as the walls are closing in? As the reader I felt the terror and dread right along with the characters. This was a great gut-wrenching read and something that should be on your TBR list.
I won’t be going near a jungle anytime soon
A gruesome tale of cosmic horror. Reading this book initially reminded me of watching Predator, the iconic Arnold Schwartzenager 80’s action movie. The characters in Jungle Rot are stuck in Vietnam during the war. Fighting the enemy on his home turf is tough enough, but when the enemy becomes otherworldly, all hell breaks loose. The men are confused, unsure if the events unfolding around them are a product of unhinged imaginations or if something far more sinister is at work as the dead come to life. What I enjoyed the most was the variety of “enemies” that the group encountered. You’d think the walking dead would be bad enough, just wait until you're up against crazed monkeys and a literal swamp monster. Jungle Rot is an enjoyable read with plenty of guts and gore to go along with an action heavy plot. Well done. I look forward to reading more of author Brian Berry’s work.
Brian Berry can write very diverse horror. Jungle Rot is a military cosmic horror novel. The story starts in 1966 during the Vietnam War. Private Zachary Barnes and Private Brad Tierney are the main characters.The characters are very well written. The story will satisfy gore hounds. Things get out of control, and Tierney and Barnes find themselves in a very bad situation. If you're looking for horror with a war setting, and love cosmic horror this novel is for you.
"Jungle Rot" by Brian Berry. I was sent my copy in exchange for a honest review. Wading through the Vietnam jungle is dangerous for many reasons. The Vietcong are definitely a problem, but more so than the enemy is the sky. The rocks falling from the redness above make no sense and the mist surrounding them is just as concerning. Follow Brad Tierney and his men in this haunting tale to find out if they'll make it back home alive. Berry creates a unique and vivid cosmic horror story set deep in the Vietnam jungle with one of our most beloved horror lovers from the horror community, Brad Tierney as my favorite character. The cosmic parts come in spurts so as not to overwhelm the reader and the ending did a great job at catching me off guard.
Eerie And Creepy Jungle Vibes
This is a great cosmic war horror! It’s starts with private Brad Tierney and company on a routine mission taking control and holding a hill top in Vietnam. As the book progresses the story gets creepy and eerie after a meteor shower. There are now strange creatures of some kind joining them deep in the jungle, slowly causing “Jungle Rot” to everything and everyone of its surroundings.