Review: 12/24/2012 2:58:00 PM | Daniel S Boucher | 0 comments
If I may quote J.M. Barrie’s tale about a boy who didn’t want to grow up: “To live will be an awfully big adventure.”
With seventeen novels, countless novelettes and an undying love for science fiction, one could argue that Barrie spoke of Jeremy in his tale about a young boy who could fly. Of course there’s the little matter of Jeremy being born in 1974 and the first introduction of Peter Pan in 1902, but hey, who’s counting?
If there was any question about Jeremy refusing to grow up, he removes any doubt and drills it home with passionate homage and personal love for the “Saturday Morning” monsters, the likes of Godzilla, in PROJECT NEMESIS
Let’s make one thing really clear up front: This is die-hard Kaiju story for the fans, by a fan. If you don’t know the word Kaiju, then chances are this one isn’t for you. Having said that, if you’re a fan of giant monsters crushing cities—do not miss this one!“Jon Hudson, lead investigator for the Department of Homeland Security’s Fusion Center-P, thinks his job is a joke. While other Fusion Centers focus on thwarting terrorist activity, Hudson's division is tasked with handling paranormal threats to national security, of which there have been zero during his years at the DHS. When yet another Sasquatch sighting leads to a research facility disguised as an abandoned Nike missile site in the back woods of Maine, Hudson's job becomes deadly serious.”
Not content to just unleash rampaging monsters to thrash around inside your puny skull, Jeremy enlists the talented Matt Frank (Godzilla, Transformers), to create custom artwork of NEMESIS’s different stages—further fueling the author's rabid direction as the Kaiju runs about in a path of destruction.
I once read a bumper sticker that stated “The hardest thing about a Zombie Apocalypse will be pretending I’m not excited.” (I still love that!)
After reading PROJECT NEMESIS
I have to believe that the same can be said of Robinson if giant monsters were to suddenly invade the world (*cough* Pacific Rim *cough*). While there would be genuine concern over the safety of others, underneath that adult-hardened exterior would be some part of that little kid spending his Saturday morning’s watching in awe as Godzilla battled the likes of Mothra and Mechagodzilla from the safety of his TV.