One female slug can lay one and a half million eggs a year - a fact which holds terrifying consequences for the people of Merton. As the town basks in the summer heat, a new breed of slug is growing and multiplying. In the waist-high grass, in the dank, dark cellars they are acquiring, new tastes, new cravings. For blood. For flesh. Hum...more
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When you're in the habit of intentionally judging books by their covers, it can be a little hard to find something of questionable content that'll still be entertaining. Sometimes you find yourself looking at the same endless parade of pedestrian covers and nothing really jumps out and yells "READ ME!"
This was not one of those times.
This Garth Marenghi-esque novel as good as leapt (or slithered) into my hands, and not because it's par...more
After reading this you will never look at slugs the same way again.
The actual plot, in which our hero discovers how to destroy our mollusc menace,...more
So, you're no doubt wondering, why did I only give this book three stars?
First off, the writing was...more
Mi defensa a ultranza de la literatura de género siempre da sus frutos.
A veces, es necesario olvidarse de lecturas sesudas y disfrutar, como un niño, de libros como este.
No me digáis que no es encantador conocer a un autor al que llaman “El Padrino del gore” o, mejor aún, “el Shakespeare del gore”. Pues en efecto, es el caso del británico Shaun Hutson, al que solo conocía por “El enigma de las palabras muertas” que, por otra parte, no me parec...more
Me lo he pasado genial con Slugs de Shaun Hutson, novela publicada originariamente en 1982 y que Tyrannosaurus Books ha rescatado para deleite de los lectores de terror y bajo la magnífica traducción de Javier Martos. No suelo decir nada de las traducciones, pero creo que aquí se nota desde la primera página el cariño, el cuid...more
Its a bad thing when a review for an author starts out praising another author. But that's what's happened here, simply because SLUGS by Hutson isn't up to the likes of greater creature books like Herbert or Guy N Smith's NIGHT OF THE CRABS.
Shaun Hutson writes well, it's simply his mastery failed when it came to trying...more
In other words i am now to carry at least a few packets of salt everywhere i go just in case...
His novelle "Slugs" was made into a movie, although Hutson didn`t like the movie. He also appeared in two horror movies himself.
Hutson is a Liverpool F.C. fan.