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What Lurks Below by Donald Firesmith
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What Lurks Below is an interesting cross between sci-fi/dystopia, horror and magical realism. Summary: out of the blue, great big holes open up in the ground in Alaska and vicious scary demons begin to pour out of some fourth-dimension version of Hell. What ensues is a fast-paced, action-packed, bloody and gory chase during which our protagonists try to escape to safety, heart-wrenchingly losing some of their comrades in the process.

It is a relatively short, quick and entertaining read for those who like the genre of dystopian survivalism. My main issue with this book, however, was that it ends on an absolute cliffhanger, compelling the reader to go on to read the sequel if he is to acquire any kind of satisfaction. I didn't feel that the story had a complete arc of its own - the ending was kind of chopped-in-the-middle. This made me feel sort of cheated; I'm OK with knowing that the plot goes on in the next book, but I still want to read something with a beginning, middle and end.
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February 26, 2017 – Shelved
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February 27, 2017 – Finished Reading

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