Review by CJ
The townsfolk of Polo Springs, Florida thought the worst they would have to prepare for was a hurricane. When the lizards the size of trucks start crawling out of the ground, they realise that things are about to get much worse. Now the community and their courageous, young mayor must band together to save their town … and their lives.
I was recently burned by a book that I thought would be a spectacular natural horror novel, so I did go into Jurassic, Florida with some apprehension. I was, however, most pleasantly surprised to find that Jurassic, Florida is a fun tale about giant lizards and the people who must try to survive them.
Jurassic, Florida is fairly short but still manages to create likeable characters and introduce them quickly without bogging the story down.
There is carnage, mayhem and gory monster attacks — everything you could want from a book about giant lizards overrunning a small town. Shea has penned a story that is fast-paced and uncomplicated from start to finish. It is a simple monster movie in novel format and is a quick, delightful read if that is your bag.