It is Monday and time to reveal what is currently on the nightstand beside you when you go to sleep. What author found their way into your dreams and nightmares?
I am reading two books at the moment because the first is a novelette. I expect a review on it by Wednesday.
I am also reading:
Goodreads: Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.
Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.
“Lean and crisp and over-the-top….Disquieting, disturbing,” says Scott Smith, author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan, The Troop is a visceral burn of a read that combines boldly drawn characters with a fantastically rendered narrative—a terrifying story you’ll never forget
I am not sure I am going to like it but Stephen King claims he couldn’t put it down and thought it was very scary so we shall see. Last time I went on his recommendation, I was terribly disappointed.
I’ve received advance copies of both books from Netgallery.com but this will not influence my review.