Wednesday, September 4, 2013
The Troop-Edelweiss 7/26/13 downloaded
It ends in madness and murder. And worse...
Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip—a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire. But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite—shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry—Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. An inexplicable horror that spreads faster than fear. A harrowing struggle for survival that will pit the troop against the elements, the infected…and one another.
Part Lord of the Flies, part 28 Days Later—and all-consuming—this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller will take readers deep into the heart of darkness and close to the edge of sanity.
My Review: Pretty creepy book. Definitely do not recommend reading it during your lunch hours either. Made my stomach turn a few times.Very graphic and detailed, which is a good thing and the author really drew you into the story. The characters were well developed and likeable. Cutter literally draws out the details of death in a gruesome, sickening way. Make me never want to let me son go on another scouting trip again. It would not surprise me to see this book brought to the big screen sometime in the future, it has all the makings for a great movie. I know I will never look at tapeworms the same again. Would recommend this book for those who love to have their skin crawl and get the hebe jebes scared out of them.
About the Author: Nick Cutter is a pseudonym for an acclaimed author of novels and short stories. He lives in Toronto, Canada.
Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for me honest opinion. The views expressed are my own and in no way reflect those of the author or publishing company.