This was a beginning of sorts you might say, a change from just strictly horror for me, to a somewhat beginning of urban fantasy in a way. I think PasThis was a beginning of sorts you might say, a change from just strictly horror for me, to a somewhat beginning of urban fantasy in a way. I think Passarella had a great idea and great characters to make a fun read like this. He could have been a forerunner to the present day urban fantasy. He created a unique female character, that used magic and a great antagonist to bring his heroine to fruition. And like the heroines of today, created two follow up novels as well. I just wished he would have written a few more stories with Wendy in them, maturing her along the way. the fact that the rights tot he novel were purchaed and optioned for a big scereen movie at the time was understandable. It was only due tothe fact that it would have cost more money to produce it the right way than the studios were prepared to shuck out for. Still, I wouldnt mind see a movie based on this book or series....more
"The Montauk Monster" is quite possibly one of the best monster/horror/action books I have read in a very long time. After reading a lot of Urban fant"The Montauk Monster" is quite possibly one of the best monster/horror/action books I have read in a very long time. After reading a lot of Urban fantasy for a while, I wanted to get into more horror again. Going onto Amazon.com I looked into horror books ant it brought up a plethora of new authors and new titles to investigate. Not to mention books that are not in book stores and finding the ones that are also into paperback as well, since I don't believe or enjoy reading books on a tablet.
The book starts right away, setting the mood to come. Hunter Shea does an incredible of creating situations that seem almost impossible to imagine happening if not impossible to get out of. His characters a numerous, but with just enough to know about each one without bogging the book down with over stating the life history of each character, which allows to let the book flow smoothly and even. Each situation almost puts you into the scene and allowing you to think would you have done the same thing as that person inthe story. The monster(s), are described as vividly as possible and are impossible to imagine in real life, nor would you even want to even see one. When you realize that the monster(s), biting thru your throat are not the only thing horrific about them, you are then exposed to even more horror.
This is a book that I highly recommend, to anyone that loves and is looking for something different in the world of horror but also to anyone that loves a good action story. there is no letting up in this take of nature gone bizarre and insanely wrong.
There is so much I want to write about it here, but, I would rather just entice you to read this journey into an event that would be the worst thing to ever become reality.
Like the rest of the Deadtown series, it reads like a full chapter into a much larger novel. And without giving anything away, I can say that this novLike the rest of the Deadtown series, it reads like a full chapter into a much larger novel. And without giving anything away, I can say that this novel is at the end of its current storyline. But not the end of the story itself before Nancy Holzner starts a new epic storyline. Taking running ideas and stories from the previous novels, its easy to see that she has so many more stories to tell. That's the good thing.
Upon reading the introduction to the novel at the beginning, Holzner says that the novel was written during a trying period in her families life as her husband was hospitalized. So she did has a few things on her plate beside finishing this current novel. Though it doesn't show in her writing of it. Its not easy to try to concentrate on what your supposed to do when there are other things the universe hurls at you. I commend her.
Where ever the next installment brings Vicky, Mab, Kane and the others, I know that I'll be right there along for the ride....more
This was a great read. It was fun exciting and in a few places heavy on the scientific side, which should please a lot of the more accurate ready readThis was a great read. It was fun exciting and in a few places heavy on the scientific side, which should please a lot of the more accurate ready readers. It was a novel of discovery and danger. It has action and sci-fi and horror all combined into one nice neat package.
The Discovery of an island discovered hundreds of years ago, that harbored totally different, unseen and deadlier animals than had ever been encountered before. When a scientific reality show vessel responds to an emergency beacon in an unexplored area of the south pacific ocean, the crew are thrown into a life and death struggle to stay safe while trying to report their findings live t to their viewers.
When the government gets involved, as usual, things become a lot more dangerous. Research, discovery and containment of some of the Wildlife on Hender's Island proves to be more life threatening than first thought. With the addition of two differing opinionated scientists added to the mix, the crew, the Navy and President must decide how to deal with these new unclassified life forms and how much of a threat they may be to the world at large.
Warren Fahy has crafted a grand novel of action, suspense and horror all rolled into a 500 page turner story. Its a very quick read only because of how it draws you in and keeps you going. The time it takes you to finish this book depends on how many times you may have to put it down to resume your normal life.
I recommend this thriller to anyone that enjoys all of the things I have mentioned before. With the possibility that maybe, just maybe, there is some place where life evolved on a different plateau than the creatures that inhabit the known world now, is a frightening idea that can make your skin crawl just enough to make the idea of it more than creepy. ...more