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Lake Monsters

3.18  ·  Rating Details ·  105 Ratings  ·  13 Reviews
A monstrous tale by Vermont's master of the macabre.
Paperback, 272 pages
Published August 1st 2001 by University Press of New England
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Uncle  Dave Avis
Sep 25, 2011 Uncle Dave Avis rated it it was amazing
I like a very wide variety of book subjects. One of these subjects is monsters. I enjoy books like Jaws, MEG, and other types of giant critters what are just waiting out there somewhere for lunch to come by.
I bought this book after reading the reviews and was curious to see what kind of monster inhabited Lake Champlain. This author did a great job of weaving major plots and sub plots and developing his characters. I'm not much into Yankee Gothic, but this was a nice change.
The central characte
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Laura
This is the first book I completed for my Goodreads 2013 reading challenge, and I can say that the bar has been set so low that it can only get higher.

Hindsight is 20/20, but if I'd read the afterword first, I'd have known that this is Citro's first novel, though it was his second published. So it wasn't good enough to get published on its own; he had to publish something better (presumably) and build a name for himself. Ugh.

His afterword notes that he wrote the characters and the setting as tr
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Rita McDowell
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This book was at times difficult to follow with so many loose ends flapping around that it wasn't easy to read. Having said that, this book may interest those who enjoy gothic writing. While I didn't really enjoy this book as I am not a fan of gothic, I would say that it may be entertaining for others. Individual choice for individual readers.
Betty
Dec 08, 2014 Betty rated it liked it
Interesting setting, interesting characters, unexpected ending. Not a book to read late at night while alone.
Robin Edman
Jul 26, 2014 Robin Edman rated it it was ok
Ick. The second star is because I did manage to finish it. But I wish that I had not bothered.
Cynthia
Dec 25, 2015 Cynthia rated it it was ok
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Matthew
Aug 01, 2014 Matthew rated it did not like it
This book just didn't do it for me. From the title and description, I expected a man to be searching for a lake monster. The story starts out that way but then takes a turn and goes off on another plot. There's several holes in the new plot that are either poorly explained or not at all - the girl, her family and the supernatural rape come to mind. At the conclusion of the book, there is a short chapter about the monster that was being sought but by this time, you've been on the new plot for so ...more
Rob Velasco
Apr 28, 2014 Rob Velasco rated it liked it
It started out making me think it was going one way then it totally went the other way. Not sure how I feel about that.
Laronza Wiley-moore
May 13, 2015 Laronza Wiley-moore rated it did not like it
Didn't like it. Would not recommend.
Shirleen
May 18, 2014 Shirleen rated it really liked it
Recommends it for: Kathleen Rogers
Recommended to Shirleen by: Adam Rose
A little short, I wanted more.
Leila
Jan 15, 2011 Leila rated it did not like it
I'll be kind and say Citro has a naive misunderstanding of women. I found the supernatural rape scene to be quite disturbing but not in a good way.
Willow
Jul 03, 2007 Willow rated it really liked it
Not exactly what I was expecting but not a disappointment! This book gets the atmosphere of northern Vermont right.
Jill
Sep 03, 2010 Jill rated it did not like it
Book stunk, horrible ending glad it was only 230 pages!
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