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3.55  ·  Rating details ·  73 ratings  ·  8 reviews
Once upon a time there were seven good friends. They were the forgotten little brothers and sisters of the Big Chill generation, born in the turbulent year when the flames of Watts lit the City of Angels and napalm kissed the war-torn skies of Vietnam. They called themselves The Underground. For Justin and Mia, Josh and Caroline, Amy, Seth, and Simon, there was nothing but ...more
Kindle Edition, 288 pages
Published January 5th 2017 by Crossroad Press (first published April 16th 2005)
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Rob Miller
Rob’s Critical Book Review: “Underground,” by Craig Spector

Though I’m sure to upset some authors and publishers who, understandably, want five-star reviews, I’ve my own definition of the five-star system.

*One Star: A crime against God and man.
*Two Stars: Poor, or otherwise not ready for publication.
*Three Stars: A solid work worth the money/read.
*Four Stars: A superior, award-worthy achievement.
*Five Stars: A standard setter, a work to stand the test of time, a work to be studied and read again
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Mike Kazmierczak
Jul 30, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
It's been a while since I've read a book by Spector. The last was TO BURY THE DEAD. It seems that since his partnership with John Skipp dissolved that neither of them are writing as fast. I know Skipp has been busy with a bunch of other things but I haven't heard as much from Spector. Not a 'dis; just an observation. A ton of possible reasons for the quiet and privacy. Anyway, UNDERGROUND is an enjoyable book but there were also a few points with which I was disappointed.

Josh Custis is the
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Ms. Nikki
Too much power
is to blame
for all the lives
taken for gain.
A slave to a master.
A remembrance of pain
is not easily forgotten
for it is ingrained.
To be less of a person.
An animal trained to fear.
To not be man.
A lash or a shear.
Humiliation a friend.
Worth nothing, a tear.
To cry out for injustice.
To bow down and pretend.
To suffer another's sin.
Can there be any wonder
why time does not amend?

by Nikki


An old slave master and all around bad guy has one of his slaves teach him about magick that will bring
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Tina
Seven high school friends gather for a drink-and-drug fueled party at the familial mansion of one of their number, opening a door to a hellish world created by their leader's evil ancestor. One will die, one will vanish; all of them will bear the scars of that night. But eventually, they'll need to go back.

This was a beyond-excellent outing into history and the supernatural. The characters were spot on; the plot was exciting. There are flashes of humor ("...it was like a Christmas wish list, if
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Cathy Gudger
Aug 22, 2017 rated it liked it
I agree, this book had a lot of potential. Too many deviations...I skipped a bunch.
Claire
Oct 22, 2017 rated it liked it
Intriguing enough to finish, but tedious enough to skim through massive portions to get it done.
Cynthia
Aug 20, 2008 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: horror
When a group of friends go to Curvis manor to celebrate the end of Senior year, they open a breach to a demoniac dimension. 20 years later they go back to the mansion to try and close the portal.

The premice of this book was very interesting but I have to say i was a little disappointed. It sometimes feels like a history lesson on slaves and you can feel lost in it. THe parts in the "hell" are very well written but unfornatly too short.

All in all, not the best book I've read but still good.
Tom
May 02, 2012 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
This book had a lot of potential. It feels like an epic novel that was cut short by 200 or so pages. The set up and cast of characters warranted a longer tale. Instead it rushes to an end that doesn't quite satisfy.
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