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Scavenger by David Morrell
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Continuing with characters from the book Creepers, David Morrell delves into the subjects of time capsules and video game technology in a thriller that has some neat ideas but doesn’t always work. As I read the book, it seemed as if author Morrell was a little behind the times, elaborating on video game and computer breakthroughs that are common knowledge to anyone with even the slightest interest in the video game market. Morrell writes as if he were the first to discover these concepts and trying to share with the reader what most people already know.

The villain here is fairly standard and although many of the twists and turns were enjoyable, too many elements seemed convoluted and coincidental, forcing the reader to buy into some extremely implausible scenarios. If you can accept the plot points Morrell tosses at you without examining them too closely, the story is a fun read. It has mystery, suspense, deaths, and considerable tension due to a deadly time limit for the main characters. All in all, this book was not as effective as Creepers, but still gets a mild recommendation. New readers will want to seek out his older work first.
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February 20, 2013 – Shelved
February 20, 2013 – Shelved as: thriller
February 20, 2013 – Shelved as: suspense

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