Grimm – The Chopping Block Review

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The kind folks at Titan Books recently sent us a copy of Grimm – The Chopping Block to review, and we loved it! John Passarella has created a story that is so masterfully written that it will have fans of the show jumping in excitement. Here’s the basics of what’s happening:

There once was a man who lived a life so strange, it had to be true. Only he could see what no one else can: the darkness inside, the real monster within. And he s the one who must stop them.

This is his calling. This is his duty. This is the life of a Grimm.

When a pile of human bones is discovered in a Portland forest, severed and stripped of flesh, homicide detectives Nick Burkhardt and Hank Griffin quickly rule out an animal attack, but suspect the killer is something other than human. Soon more skeletal remains are unearthed and tests reveal that the human bones were cooked before burial. As the body count increases, Nick, Hank and reformed Blutbad Monroe must track down a Wesen with a taste for human meat, before the killer can butcher their next meal…

All the characters are well handled and come across exactly as they do in the show, but it’s not only Nick and Hank that find themselves in trouble. Monroe has his own story strand here, and it was great to see that play out on the page. In the show we only meet the Blutbad as a fully reformed vegan, a man not controlled by his blood thirst, but The Chopping Block is a different story altogether. Passarella shows us how Monroe supresses his urges and how he goes about his daily business without giving in to his inner Wesen. This was a great subplot, and it gave some backstory to one of the Ninjas favourite characters on TV.

A must read for all fans of Grimm.

The Chopping Block is out on the 24th of February by Titan Books

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