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Flood Plains

3.81 of 5 stars 3.81  ·  rating details  ·  32 ratings  ·  5 reviews
For New Orleans native Big Time, one devastating hurricane was enough to last a lifetime. Like many Louisianans, after Katrina he packed up his family, moved west to Houston, and started over from scratch. Finding low-paid work on a computer assembly line on the north side of the city, Big Time and a handful of other transplants - including would-be track star Alan Terrell ...more
Kindle Edition, 280 pages
Published January 29th 2012 by Southbound Films
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A well-constructed horror/disaster novella with compelling characters and some great social undertones. The heroes of Flood Plains are a bunch of poor Texas factory workers who are suddenly confronted with not only a hurricane, but also the Lovecraftian beastie it unleashes. The interpersonal squabbling provides a solid tension, without ever sacrificing the outside threat as so many horror stories do. Some characters may not like each other, but they're rational enough adults to know when it's t ...more
This book has several things going for it. (1) Good characters. Survivors of Katrina facing down another hurricane with a new supernatural element works well. They are complex and you care about them. (2) An interesting monster. This is a monster romp with clearly the biggest monster in the history of monster romps. Interesting concept also. (3) Well written. Even with the Wheaton books that I do not like he has a high degree of skill with narration and dialogue which is no surprise since he is ...more
This seems like a cross between a disaster novel & a horror novel. It follows a group of people, some of whom are survivors from hurricane Katrina.then in the next big storm some killer slime/oil/ghost stuff that travels in the water has them fighting to survive the thing that eats/dissolves thousands of people. The book was easy to get into and I liked the characters.
Nikki ~The Critic~
1.5 Stars
The writing is decent, but it's bloated, not engaging enough for this type of read. I've got a creature like the Blob (sludge, oily substance, tentacled worm thing) that tosses, cuts like a whip, burns, and eats people which sounds great, right? It would be if I didn't get sentences like this: Something's got my foot caught on something! Says the man getting attacked. Real scary and intense...Not. It doesn't even sound right. Well I skimmed and skipped to find out what happened to who a
A fun monster/ghost story. I enjoyed the creature emencly. One thing bugged me though. A character at one point breaks his arm and seems to be able to do a lot of things reguardless, like carry people and use tools and go up and down ladders. Otherwise irt was a fun ride.
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Mark Wheaton is best known for his work as a screenwriter and producer on films like "Friday the 13th," "The Messengers," and the forthcoming "Voice from the Stone." Wheaton also writes comic books (including creating Dark Horse's "The Cleaners"), video games, and is the author of several self-published horror novellas and short stories including "Sunday Billy Sunday," "Flood Plains," and the "Bon ...more
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