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Minnow Trap

2.07 of 5 stars 2.07  ·  rating details  ·  29 ratings  ·  6 reviews
One summer night, on a Northern Ontario Lake, three longtime fishing and hunting buddies stumble onto some strange, circular engravings up on a rocky plateau. They soon discover some bizarre and frisky little creatures caught in a minnow trap, in a remote beaver pond. It is only after a few more occurrences, that a Russian army officer convinces them that all of this is in ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published 2005 by Friesens
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Wow! This was painful to read. I mean, when was the last time you read a book and felt really embarrassed? Kind of like that time in grade or high school when your friend shoved their short story in your hands and asked you what you thought of it... and it was so completely and utterly terrible that you almost couldn't keep a straight face telling them it was great and they were really creative. I'm no book snob, and I certainly have nothing against Brian Horeck. But I would have to say that the ...more
Jessica Armstrong
Horeck's book will make you enjoy every other book you've ever read or will read. It's so badly written, you will refer back to this book each time you dislike another book - and you will thus say something along the lines of "At least it's not as bad as Minnow Trap"

This is the worst book I've ever read. It reads like someone from 6th grade wrote a story for English class, purely based on speech between the characters.

I have to wonder if all the billboards were worth it.
I think this was a well thought out debut for Horeck. I admit, I had to pay attention because there really wasn't any details to some actions. Sometimes I missed parts of the book because I skim, which isn't good for books as such. There was also crude language, and sometimes I just had to shake my head. But all things considered, this was enjoyable. I think the idea was quite imaginative. But the NYANYAS (aliens) were just so - violent! And I say the call to action, the plan to wipe out the ali ...more
Shawn Moss
I really enjoyed this book, I'm not too sure about everyone else, or why nobody liked it, but I found a lot of enjoyment in this book.
No stars whatsoever. This book is the worst book that I have ever read, so profoundly execrable that it runs around in a little circle and becomes delightful again. Every turn of the page offers the reader a fresh and stunning vista of epic fail.
Terrible. He should have saved a bit of money from the road signs on the side of the highway and hired a grade 12 kid to edit it, would have been marginally more readable.
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Brian Horeck is a buisnessman living in Blind River, Ontario (Canada). Minnow Trap is his first novel and he plans to release others in the near future.
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