A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their ke ...more
I'm emotionally exhausted. Unfortunately, my friends, in this case that's not a good thing.
This book was such a stressful experience for me; I just couldn't relax into it.
The Deep is my second Cutter novel. The first I read was The Troop, which I easily gave 5-glowing stars.
This one was much more difficult for me to get into and stay interested. Some of the things I did enjoy were the basic premise, the overall claustrophobic feel, and the Trieste itself.
I loved how Cutt ...more
Then I asked the question.....
Who do I gotta sleep with to get this dang book?
I figured hooking for books hasn't been invented yet. I gave it my all.
Then, I finally got my grubby little hands on a copy of this book. Why do I do this to myself??!!!
I hate the frigging ocean and deep water!! It's one of my biggest fears. My dumb ass just needs t ...more
I got this from Netgalley.
That was one harrowing read. I thought Nick Cutter couldn't top The Troop. I was wrong. Not only did he top Th ...more
To the author: This is my longest negative review ever. You emotionally instigated me. That counts for something. I loved The Troop and plan to read whatever you write next. With that said, here comes the pain! (in no particular order)
As far as the comparisons to The Thing, Alien, and The Abyss, I would say this ...more
It has modern sensibilities and old-school terror and gross-out all wrapped up in one shiny underwater package and a really bad mom.
The psychological horror, from the flashbacks of a horrible mom and the losing of his kid and the dawning realization of what he's *now* going through kept pace with the sheer physical horror of the story. The pacing was pitch-perfect. The gross-outs were creepy as hell and utterly delightful ...more
Nick Cutter first caught my attention with The Troop. That book had me so creeped out that I knew I would pick up anything else he wrote without hesitation.
And so ....
There is a radical new disease plaguing humanity called The Gets. No-one is sure how it is spread and there is no cure in sight. It starts out as a series of small round sores and soon it begins to affect your memory. Little things at first, l ...more
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I’m sure plenty of you will disagree with this 5 Star rating come January, but Honey Badger don’t give a shit so she’s giving it all 5.
“There is a specific depth you’ll hit where the soul finds it impossible to harmonize with its surroundings.
It’s not the darkness . . . It’s not the vast silence or emptiness or the absence of any life-forms he can draw warmth or certainty from . . ...more
Save your last breath to scream
I've been a lifelong fan of horror and the older I get, it seems to me the harder it's getting to scare me and to get my hands on the good stuff. One positive thing about this sad development is that it's forced me to venture out into other genres and try new things and find new loves. My first love however -- my one true love -- will always remain horror. It's in my DNA (literally probably because my parents were huge fans of things going ...more
I may have gone 2 stars on this one for some creativity, but my hopes were too high after the Troop.
This book was a mess. It had things that could be plot points, but no truly identifiable plot. The gore in it was for the sake of gore and often had very little, if any, context with the rest of what was going on. The way the de ...more
The Deep is easily the scariest book I’ve ever read, but the content I found scariest seems to have been taken part and parcel from some of my favorite movies. The blurb touts that this book is “The Abyss meets The Shining”, yet a more apt description would be: “Event Horizon shags Sphere who then fornicates with Carpenter’s The Thing.” Entire sections of those three ...more
And oh boy, a creepy good start introduces us to an atmosphere of unbearable heat, a crawling jungle and a man infected with the 'Gets disease..."a plague decimating humanity on a global scale."
With a cure thought to lie deep at the ocean's floor, Luke responds to an unusual and urgent request from his estranged brainiac brother to join him 8 miles below the surfac...more
I would call this book a psychological horror story. Let me begin.
Lucas is turned off from living. He’s been this way since his son mysteriously disappeared, many years ago.
There is something wrong going on with the people of earth. They are losing their memories. His older brother, who is a genius, is working on trying to help solve the problem.
He is working on a research vessel, eight miles under the sea. When the station is no longer responsive, Lucas is called upon to ...more
I'll start by saying that while Cutter's first book, The Troop, wasn't a perfect book, it was at least a decent one that left me curious to see what the author would come up with next. Let's just say I'm in no way curious about Cutter's third book. Frankly, you couldn't pay me to read it after slogging through The Deep.
Here are my problems with The Deep.
1) The Characters
What worked about The Troop was that it had characters you cared about. ...more
A new substance, believed to be a miraculous cure-all healer, is discovered at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the lowest known point in the ocean. It isn't long before a state of the art research center, populated with a sel ...more
Oh yeah... because The Troop was a good book. And this book sucked.
The beginning was alright and the ending was stupid. That's really all you need to kn ...more
We think we know dark. Nope. Not darkness like this, knowing and ageless and cunning. The sheer pressure of living underwater seems to play with one's thoughts, twisting them into mutations of what is real and true. As your mind starts slipping gears, ...more
yeah, the story is really good, the storyline is fine too, and reasonable, i mean acceptable
but something in this book was always doing something weird to my thoughts, when i went deeper, i only concerned with LB, that petite chocolate lab
the ending part obtains several pages, some people might think that this part ruined the whole story. to me, it led me into nowhere, cuz i still can't figure out what th ...more
The novel opens in Guam, where vete ...more
The story and horror aspect was good but it was drawn out. I think this could have been a much shorter book with an epilogue. The author does has a fantastic imagination though...
OK - so I pondered this one and here are my thoughts.
This book started off great and I thought to myself "awesome...I can finally get into a scary book" but then it kind of fell flat.
I trudged on and it picked up again but then it got too weird for even me. More or less - it seemed to go ...more
Cutter reels you in slowly, a bit at a time, you manage to swallow some pretty foul tasting medicine but you keep going, venturing forward-- and then, when you're nice and hoo ...more
"We watch it out there. Perhaps it watches us, too."
Last October, I read “The Acolyte” (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show...), and now I will never, ever be able to get some of the images Nick Cutter created out of my head. So thanks a lot for that, Nick, you sick fuck; there was no way I could resist seeing if you’d be able to traumatize the shit out of me again this year, so I put “The Deep” on my October reading pile.
A strange and deadly plague affecting memory has ...more
I've been asked to set this up by The Powers That Be, and I'm more than happy to, although I can't really say much about myself seeing as Nick Cutter doesn't exactly exist—he's a pen name. A cool, tough pen name! Your mileage will vary on whether you agree, but that was the thinking. Horror writers should have crisp, punchy names. Stephen King. Clive Barker. Nick Cutter. Not that I ...more
Water is what runs out of the kitchen taps or a playground drinking fountain. It fills bathubs and pools and yes, of course, the ocean- but at a certain depth, water becomes a barrier from all you remember, all you think you know.
You're trapped within it, a plaything of it.
Focus erodes. Your thoughts mutate. The pressure.
The soul can't cope with that. It shouldn't be expected to.
Humans weren't built for this. There's a reason nothing lives down here.
Or nothing should.”