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Crabs: The Human Sacrifice

(Crabs #6)

3.44  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  14 reviews
The Girls Listened Intently. The wetlands were silver and shadow in the moonlight. The salt marsh grasses rustled. Out on the mudflats, curlews called mournfully. The Girl Shivered. The incoming tide trickled and lapped up hidden creeks. Soon the wildfowl would be winging down, the waders feeding and squabbling at the water's edge. The Girl Struggled. Despairingly, she pul ...more
Mass Market Paperback, 184 pages
Published April 2nd 1989 by Dell (first published February 1st 1988)
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✘✘ Sarah ✘✘ (former Nefarious Breeder of Murderous Crustaceans)
Oh my bloody stinking fish, where has this book been all my nefarious crustacean life?! Come to me, my homicidal babies!!!!!

Grady Hendrix
Aug 28, 2017 rated it it was ok
A rerun of the crabby invasion of London, only this time told from a different POV. It's like a Christopher Nolan movie with crabs inside of crabs inside of crabs inside of crabs...

If they were giant carbs I'd actually be worried, but it's only crabs.
Jun 16, 2009 rated it really liked it
First published back in 1988, ‘Crabs: The Human Sacrifice’ later became somewhat of a scarce rarity for Guy N Smith’s signature ‘Crabs’ series. This instalment forms the sixth full length addition into the ever popular series.

Like within Smith’s 1984 novel ‘Crabs’ Moon’, Smith has once again inserted a quick passage to explain exactly where this next instalment falls within the complex chronology of the crabs series. Smith's opening statement is as follows:

“Whilst the giant crabs were slowly dyi
Thomas Hale
Sep 18, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book defies description. On the surface it's a pulpy creature-feature horror romp, but it's so much more than that. It has all the torrid sex scenes, grisly crustacean gore and farcical characterisation you'd expect from the cover, sure. But the fact that the menace is GIANT CRABS (who all have cancer!) never gets old. The author's politics are pretty clear-cut, too: the book's bad guys aren't just eco-terrorists. They're led by an eco-terrorist cult leader who's also a deadly kung fu maste ...more
Tenebrous Kate
Let's not mince words: this is a book that is designed to offend the senses and the sensibilities. It's silly, clunky, weirdly plotted, and just kinda all-around messy, but it has a certain charm to it. I share my thoughts in depth, along with a strongly dissenting opinion from my co-host, on Bad Books for Bad People:
Carl Timms
Seem to remember this one being ok, and a refreshing change of pace to the rest if the series. Plus the hero was ex-SAS and at 14 I was kind of I obsessed by our boys in black so one extra point for that.

Damn I want to re-read this whole series....
Rebecca McNutt
Apr 09, 2016 rated it really liked it
This vintage horror novel was a laugh-riot. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't call it scary by any stretch of the imagination. I really liked it all the same. :)
If you are following the series in order, this book has a character from the previous novel. While only a short appearance, here he is turned into the bad guy of the novel. A Charles Manson type figure, leading a group of environmental extremist. Who lead a reign of terror against hunters or people involved in killing animals. Using the steady decline of the Crabs from Crabs on the rampage, Guy N Smith wrote a interesting edition to the series. Much like Shaun hutson I am finding the books are g ...more
Terrible Book Club
Nov 06, 2018 rated it did not like it
In Episode 43: Crabs - The Human Sacrifice: Book 6 in the Crab Series by Guy N. Smith, we enter this shallow, diseased pool of sex and crab murder!

Unless you're really into reading graphic depictions of humans being eviscerated by crabs, this book isn't for you. Even if you are , in fact, into that, we still wouldn't recommend this. The author is fond of run-on sentences, describing everything twice, and creating a host of characters that are hard to care about.
David Keep
Nov 01, 2019 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Oh dear

Guy N Smith’s books are a guilty pleasure, reactionary even in the seventies but written at a cracking pace. This one is just a meandering mess with all the guilt and none of the pleasure
Mar 24, 2017 rated it really liked it
Like a super fast pace gruesome hammer film - very pulp and horrible.
Dec 04, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Really really enjoyed this, the sixth instalment in the Crabs Series. Although this is the sixth book chronologically it is set a little further back, but don't let this dampen the reading experience.
The story itself is excellent, but different (in a good way) to other novels in the Crabs Series in that there is a distinct focus on characters as opposed to just crabs, which was a nice touch. Definitely worth a read, and a strong novel. Click-click-clickety-click.
Paul Cutting
Jan 09, 2015 rated it liked it
Ridiculous fun.
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I was born on November 21, 1939, in the small village of Hopwas, near Tamworth, Staffordshire, England. My mother was a pre-war historical novelist (E. M. Weale) and she always encouraged me to write.
I was first published at the age of 12 in The Tettenhall Observer, a local weekly newspaper. Between 1952-57 I wrote 56 stories for them, many serialized. In 1990 I collated these into a book entitled

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