Saturday, July 24, 2010

Book 35-Ghoul by Brian Keene

I must say this book was good, but a bit of a disappointment from Brian's "Dead Sea". It was not zombie infested, and didn't have the gore factor. Like I said before, a bit dissapointing, but still enjoyable.

The book takes place in 1984 with Timmy, Barry and Doug as the main characters. They are 3 best friends set to enjoy their summer vacation, exploring and hanging out together in "The Dugout"-an area where the boys have dug a large cavern under the edge of the local cemetery. They spend the days hanging out, reading dirty magazines, talking about girls, and playing with BB guns.

While they are playing around the cemetery the boys start to notice sinkholes forming around the graves, both old, and new. Their parents say it's normal for that to happen, but Timmy thinks something else is happening. And he's right.

Again, I can't get to far into explaining the book, as it is not that deep of a story. This story is a typical monster in the dark type of story, that all the adults don't believe exist when the kids bring it up to them.

The story was good, don't get me wrong, but it just didn't have the "Keene edge" I saw in "Dead Sea". There was no gratuitous gore, and no flesh eaters. Instead there was family abuse, pedophilia and depression. Kind of read like a Dr. Phil self help book.

And another thing!?! Why is it all monsters in books have HUGE penises?!?! Sorry just never understood that... :)

Book 36 will be "The Rising" by Brian Keene...yes I'm still on the Keene kick.

1 comment:

  1. Awww. I'm sorry this one didn't excite you as much as Dead Sea. I am so close to starting that one...Can't wait! Loves ya. oxxo