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Following a volcanic eruption on the South Atlantic island of Tristan da Cunha, a colony of vicious driver ants is transported to one of the most isolated locations in the world, tiny Ascension Island, home to a U.S. military listening post. As the ants devour everything in sight, a young South African cleaning lady, an American intelligence officer, and a young French-Mus ...more
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Published (first published April 7th 2012)
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Charlene
Jun 26, 2012 Charlene rated it liked it
This was a decent novella. But if you have a problem with ants, this may not be the one for you. Also, it's not a good idea to read this one during your lunch hour.
It was a fast and fun read, but there wasn't a lot of "meat" to the story. The ants ate it all.
If that's what you're in the mood for, then this one is for you.
Chris
Apr 12, 2012 Chris rated it liked it
Shelves: horror, 2012-reads
Wheaton is a good writer, but this story is just rather weak. No character development. No over the top humor to make it campy and fun. We don't know why the ants act the way they do, how they are able to do such horrific damage in an instant, how they became so intelligent to be able to plan attacks and even attack the victims at their most vulnerable body parts, how they came to mutate in such a fashion or even WHY the heck they got so vicious in the first place. Really, the story is just one ...more
Todd Russell
Jan 09, 2013 Todd Russell rated it liked it
Shelves: novellas, horror, insects
Ants, everywhere, ants! Take a volcanic island, a bunch of military types and ants galore feasting, and that's what this novella entails. It's not something you will want to take along to read on a picnic, unless you don't mind graphic depictions of ants eating human flesh, but if you have an ant phobia, it might bother you a bit. I loved the imagery and descriptions but didn't care at all for the thin characterization. Who can we root for in this story besides the volcano and the ants? This fee ...more
Debbie
Mar 29, 2012 Debbie rated it liked it
A true horror story, short quick read. Reminds me of the movies late fifies about extreme creatures. These are ANTS! They have taken over an island. Wheaten is the screenwritten for Friday 13th. This a straight to Kindle novella he has written. There are numerous others.
Luca
Jan 15, 2013 Luca rated it liked it
Decent little killer ant short, with adequate characterization and a quick pace. The ending seems a bit neat, but otherwise a solid entry in the animal attack subgenre of horror fiction.
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Mark Wheaton is the author of Amazon Publishing/Thomas & Mercer's Father Luis Chavez series about a young priest solving crimes in Los Angeles. He has also worked as a screenwriter ("Friday the 13th," "The Messengers,"), comic book scribe (Dark Horse's "The Cleaners"), and video game writer for Vivendi/Sierra.
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