A postcard-pretty company town.
Families. Children. Sunshine. Happiness.
A high school football team that never--ever--loses.
And something else.
Now, there is a new family in town.
A shy, nature-loving teenager.
A new hometown. A new set of bullies.
Maybe the teams's sports clinis can help him.
Then they won't hurt him
I really got attached to Mark, the main character, who, in my opinion, is a perfect example of a shy, good male character. Most authors don't understand the thin (but still existing) line between a shy, good male character and a girl. He was a pretty much complex character thorn between his father's ambitions and his love for nature and animals. I felt sorry for him at the beginning, but as the story moved on, he became much more admirable than pitiable. On the other hand I h ...more
The mix of consistency and inconsistency is amazing. Almost every Saul novel I've read has a ridiculous and cartoonish evil doctor and a crazy conspiracy... but some come off as lame while others come off as wonderfully weird and exciting.
"Creature" is by far the best I've read from Saul.
Okay, his "science" is horrible and unbelievable. in part, this is something I love about novels of that era-- they didn't ...more
Isolated town. Newcomer family. Football team that never loses. Sports center funded by a wealthy company. Experiments on kids.
Nothing new but Saul tells the story so well I'm giving him 4 stars. Won't he be thrilled? I also teared up at the end! And who the hell cries over a horror story? Niiiiiice. (bumps fist with Chia)
Silverdale. It is the perfect town. Even Silverdale High School seems perfect--a model school where well-beha ...more
Firstly, I will say that this is a very quickly-paced read. In many ways, it reminded me somewhat of Michael Palmer (especially his book Critical Judgement). A small isolated town, an umbrella corporation that controls most of it, a conspiracy amongst it's citizens, etc. I liked the fact that the protagonist wasn't the typical wise-cracking guy or a sexy street smart chick, but a shy, sen ...more
The Tanners have just moved to a company town in Denver. The father Blake has been promoted, and at first it seems a paradise. But it's quickly apparent something is wrong, and Tannertech is researching something that's tied into the local school's football program. It's going to get a lot worse, very quickly.
A lot of 90s fiction can feel very dated today; read something like Michael Crichton's Congo for example. B ...more
This was a fun story with some raging youths, ready to kill, out of their minds, and transforming...
I recommend this to all.
After leaving college, he ...more