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Mad Scientist: Clayton is one, in a very pure sense; he's so detached from humanity that his mind has no philosophical limits (and also no conscience about experimenting). In The Troop, Cutter managed to get us invested in the fate of the boys trapped on that island. They were kind, smart, scrappy, selfish, brave and even evil in one case. When horrible things happened to them, we cared and felt terrible for them. In that way, The Troop was very Stephen King-like for me. January Book Club Discussion: This is How You Lose the Time War by Amal El-Mohtar and Max Gladstone 4 years ago
Before I begin my review of this novel, there are many trigger warnings I found while reading that I wanted to let everyone know about. They are… A strange plague called the ’Gets is bringing about a slow-apocalypse, in the form of a disease in which people start to forget. A kind of accelerated Alzheimer's that eventually leaves the host brain-dead. The only hope lies deep beneath the Pacific Ocean, in the Mariana Trench. A new substance has been discovered called "Ambrosia" that could be a cure for the disease.
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John Carpenter's The Thing is sacred ground. The scene with the disembodied hand that had an arachnid-like appearance was straight out of the movie. Not a tribute. Just a repeat. I was more offended than disappointed. They all of them, harbour their own fears and insecurities. Add enough paranormal elements to further exploit this emotional turmoil and the results are: Part of what made this book nice and scary for me was the bizarre world it brought me to. I had no idea what to expect, which is something I’ve come to appreciate in every book I’ve read by Cutter. It’s got some very interesting characters too. The scientists are without exception a trip to behold.
One warning: As with the other book that I have read by this same author, there are many scenes of animal mutilation and experimentation, etc in here. Some are hallucinations of a character, perhaps, while others, eh, ?? Either way, they are very graphic and very disturbing to animal lovers. That is why my stars are reduced in part.
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That doesn’t mean it’s a bad book, or a bad ending. Overall The Deep is actually quite good; an effective horror yarn, well-versed in atmospheric tension and a good dose of mutation-style gore.