Goodreads: “Steve refused to surrender. Even though he knew the creature was right behind him, he wouldn’t quit. He would make it. Just as that beacon of hope began to shine down upon him, the bright sun overhead vanished from view. Confused, he gazed wide-eyed as the daylight grew dim. Then he realized the ultimate horror: the creature had overtaken him, its jaws opened wide.”
“He was in its mouth.”
This was a fun book – so fast paced that it was over before I knew it. I have to admit, the 546 pages was rather intimidating – most stories start to bore me by page 350 so I stopped reading longer books (other than the ones I really liked like Supernaturals (1100+) and The Shining (600+)).
But I decided to give it a go because the cover caught my interest. Well written and full of interesting tidbits about marine life, I have been glued to it until my eyes started hurting and went blurry.
I enjoyed the book and wonder if the author has written any others that are as good. I wish more authors wrote this kind of fiction – it is fun and while, yes, a little gory, well worth the effort. This is one I could see reading again. I give the book an A+.
So, to revive an old habit – it is Sunday, what’s in your mailbox time. Of course, I am only reviving it because I just purchased two new books and wanted to brag about them.
Goodreads: Off the blustery streets in the medieval heart of Budapest, Captain Tucker Wayne and his war dog, Kane, rescue a mysterious woman fleeing three armed men. The secret she holds will unlock a terrible treasure, one steeped in blood and treachery, tied to a crime going back to the fall of Nazi Germany and a heritage of suffering and pain that reaches out from the past to wreak havoc today. In a final showdown in the depths of a lost cemetery, truths will be unearthed, treasures exposed, and the fate of all will rest upon the shoulders of one man and a dog whose courage is beyond measure.
Interesting little novella but it did not make me want to start reading the Sigma Force series. I like James Rollins but this genre is not really my thing. Good story though.
Another Hamish Macbeth story. I enjoyed the story and following Hamish about again as he struggles to figure out the identity of the killer or killers. He is always a colorful character who tries to do what is right but has to dabble in the wrong now and then as well.
I found the ending rather vague – like a quick wrap up of information rather than storyline. But overall, I enjoyed it and look forward to the next one in the series.
I give the book an A – it kind of covers old ground but still, it kept me reading till the end.
I have picked up several books from the library so am set for reading the rest of the week. 🙂
Well, I have nothing bad to say or complain about with this book. I started it at work and finished it last night. It spawned some amusing/scary nightmares which is always the mark of a good creature feature.
The writing was excellent – I had no trouble immersing myself in the story as if I was really there. The squid freaked me out sufficiently as well. Seriously, I don’t know that I will ever swim in blue water. Sharks had me freaked out enough, now I have to worry about squid too. 🙂
This book made it to my top ten for creature features. Great job! I will have to check out what else he has written. I give it an A+
Goodreads: Logan travels to an isolated writers’ retreat deep in the Adirondacks to finally work on his book when the remote community is rocked by the grisly discovery of a dead hiker on Desolation Mountain. The body has been severely mauled, but the unusual savagery of the bite and claw marks call into question the initial suspicions of a wild bear attack. When Logan is asked to help investigate, he discovers no shortage of suspects capable of such an attack–and no shortage of locals willing to point the finger and spread incredible rumors. One rumor, too impossible to believe, has even the forest ranger believing in werewolves. As Logan gets to know the remote deep-woods landscape, including a respected woman scientist still struggling with the violent loss of her father in these very woods, Logan realizes he’s up against something he has never seen before.
I started this book this afternoon around 1:30 p.m. at work and finished it a few minutes ago. It kept moving and kept me guessing as the body count kept piling up. Child sends you so far into the deep woods that I was wondering if I’d need a compass to get back. Definitely had me looking up to check my surroundings a couple of times.
The pages flew by and then I reached the end. Believe me, I was disappointed to see it end. One of Child’s best, I’d say although “Terminal Freeze” will always be one of my favorites.
This was a great turn for Logan – I hope Child stays more with this line of supernatural in his future books. After his last one, I debated buying this one for fear I’d be disappointed – but I’m not unhappy with my purchase at all and can see myself re-reading it in the future.
I give the book an A+ – thanks Lincoln Child for great read!