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Minnow Trap

it was ok 2.0  ·  Rating details ·  50 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
One summer night, on a Northern Ontario Lake, three longtime fishing and hunting buddies stumble onto some strange, circular engravings up on a rocky plateau. They soon discover some bizarre and frisky little creatures caught in a minnow trap, in a remote beaver pond. It is only after a few more occurrences, that a Russian army officer convinces them that all of this is in ...more
Paperback, 396 pages
Published 2005 by Friesens
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Aug 22, 2011 rated it did not like it
Terrible. He should have saved a bit of money from the road signs on the side of the highway and hired a grade 12 kid to edit it, would have been marginally more readable.
Jul 28, 2017 rated it did not like it
I couldn't finish it.
Wow! This was painful to read. I mean, when was the last time you read a book and felt really embarrassed? Kind of like that time in grade or high school when your friend shoved their short story in your hands and asked you what you thought of it... and it was so completely and utterly terrible that you almost couldn't keep a straight face telling them it was great and they were really creative. I'm no book snob, and I certainly have nothing against Brian Horeck. But I would have to say that the ...more
Kaileigh Russell
Nov 10, 2016 rated it did not like it

I really wanted to enjoy this book living and growing up in Northern Ontario myself but I just couldn't get into this story.

I liked the overall concept of the plot but I found it really difficult to get invested in the writing style. Parts felt really fragmented and disjointed and parts just seemed like filler instead of actual story. The parts that I was looking forward to reading through (like descriptions of the alien creatures being seen for the first time) j
Mar 31, 2009 rated it liked it
Shelves: basement
I think this was a well thought out debut for Horeck. I admit, I had to pay attention because there really wasn't any details to some actions. Sometimes I missed parts of the book because I skim, which isn't good for books as such. There was also crude language, and sometimes I just had to shake my head. But all things considered, this was enjoyable. I think the idea was quite imaginative. But the NYANYAS (aliens) were just so - violent! And I say the call to action, the plan to wipe out the ali ...more
T.R. Wallace
Mar 27, 2015 rated it did not like it
The basic story was a great concept and well might have been a good read had it not been for the other half of the books content being filled with sex and drinking. It is a 396 page book filled with 200 pages of useless filler. As a self published writer I have received my share of bad reviews, yet after reading this I know it is only because those readers never read this book. Thank God it was loaned to me and I didn't spend anything for such an ill arranged story.
Jessica Armstrong
Jul 19, 2014 rated it did not like it
Horeck's book will make you enjoy every other book you've ever read or will read. It's so badly written, you will refer back to this book each time you dislike another book - and you will thus say something along the lines of "At least it's not as bad as Minnow Trap"

This is the worst book I've ever read. It reads like someone from 6th grade wrote a story for English class, purely based on speech between the characters.

I have to wonder if all the billboards were worth it.
No stars whatsoever. This book is the worst book that I have ever read, so profoundly execrable that it runs around in a little circle and becomes delightful again. Every turn of the page offers the reader a fresh and stunning vista of epic fail.
Jenna Harp
Nov 04, 2015 rated it did not like it
Read book because it was 'Canadian'... totally messed me up - apparently I wrote a fanfic for it, trashed it, it was found by my mother and I was 'grounded for five years'... I can't even remember it, other than I got in a heck ton of trouble.
Troy Palmer
Sep 10, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Loved it! Horeck delivers a fast paced unique alien invasion scenario that will keep the pages turning until the wee hours of the morning. A great Canadian horror/sci fi adventure, I hope Brian Horeck keeps churning out great books.
Shawn Moss
Jan 20, 2014 rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, I'm not too sure about everyone else, or why nobody liked it, but I found a lot of enjoyment in this book.
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Brian Horeck is a buisnessman living in Blind River, Ontario (Canada). Minnow Trap is his first novel and he plans to release others in the near future.
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