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Reservoir Gods

3.64  ·  Rating details ·  36 Ratings  ·  6 Reviews
Dworshak isn't a lake in the classical sense of the word, but a reservoir; a portion of the once narrow northern fork of the Clearwater River, dammed up to generate power and prevent the yearly spring floods that once plagued the town of Orofino. If half the rumors about Dworshak were true, it would surely be haunted. Stories about a small trade town, its buildings deserte ...more
Paperback, 168 pages
Published June 2nd 2009 by Delirium Books (first published June 1st 2009)
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Daniel Russell
Dworshak is a typical huge reservoir, and in offseason, is occupied by some typical and not so typical townsfolk you'd expect at that time of year: the commissioner, his asshole campaign manager and his family, an elderly fishermen, a deputy, an outlaw, a person hired to dispose of 'things', a diver, etc. An epic storm hits, leaving these people stranded on the shoreline, on boats or even in the reservoir itself.

The storm stirs things up. The local wildlife goes crazy, attacking anything. Within
William M.
Jun 20, 2016 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror, thriller

Extremely fast paced and engaging story that takes place over the course of one grueling day when a terrible storm hits a local lake where a groups of characters finds themselves in a fight for their lives against each other, nature, and a pair of incredibly oversized fish. Author Knight really puts the pedal to the metal, throwing the reader into one dangerous situation after another. There's a really charm to the energy in this book and although there might be one too many coinc
Oct 26, 2016 marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: delirium
This is copy 123 of 250 hardcover copies signed by Brian Knight,
Jul 08, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: quest
There is a lot of good things going for this story. It hits many of the right notes when you want to put together a good giant monster/animal/storm sort of story. It was fast based throughout, and the author made sure they never stopped the action, or let up for even a bit with needless backstory.

Telling a story from many perspectives is great, but the author did struggle with making them not seem jarring, and snapping you out of the adventure.

My favorite scene was the diver coming upon the sun
Aug 19, 2015 rated it liked it
First there is a monster,then there is another ans maybe one more in the lake.I'm talking about sea beasts,not the people who inhabit this book.They all seem rather like monsters.Read cautiously at first,then with a bit more feeling by Roberto Scarlato .I didn't LIKE any of them.The story is good,a bit grisly.It is full of suspense and adventure.None of the characters had any personalities."I was provided this audiobook at no charge by the author, publisher and/or narrator in exchange for an unb ...more
Kurt Criscione
Sep 19, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: horror
I like the Butch Quick stuff more... but this has been in my TBR since summer 09.
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