The Troop

The Troop

eBook - 2014
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-- Lord of the Flies28 Days Later--and all-consuming--this tightly written, edge-of-your-seat thriller takes you deep into the heart of darkness, where fear feeds on sanityand terror hungers for more.
Publisher: New York, NY : Gallery Books, 2014
ISBN: 9781476717753
Characteristics: 1 online resource
Call Number: eBook

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It was supposed to be a regular, fun camping trip for Scoutmaster Tim Riggs and his troop of boys in the Canadian wilderness. For Riggs, it's an annual tradition. This time is different, though. From the beginning, the Scoutmaster feels that something strange is awaiting in the darkness. Somethin... Read More »

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Feb 02, 2021

Wowza, that was one gripping, gruesome, gory thrill ride. So much fun! And in the middle of it all, some moments of pathos/tenderness -- just enough to make me feel a little guilty and twisted for enjoying the mayhem so much. Here's the word of warning to you normal, tender-hearted people to stay away.
Nick Cutter certainly has some balls-to-the-wall chops.

Dec 29, 2020

Super creepy and well-written. The perfect amount of gore and spookiness.

Dec 01, 2020

Perfect amount of suspense and horror. Finished in one day!

OPL_DavidD Oct 23, 2019

This novel was creepy and gruesome, and had some parts that were downright sad. As the story escalates you really get to know the characters and see how trauma can either bring them together, or break them.

Oct 02, 2019

Great horror book for spooky season! It's about nasty parasitic worms, so if you don't want a little gross with your horror, steer clear. Otherwise, it's a very compelling read. Some of the characters are quite sympathetic, while others make you root for their deaths. Yes, it's teenage boys trapped on a deserted island, so Lord of the Flies comparisons are inevitable, but so what? Nick Cutter may be dipping into a familiar well, but he does so with skill.

JessicaGma Jul 05, 2019

I can sum up this book in four words that is the stuff of nightmares: genetically modified parasitic worms. Still creeped out.

May 28, 2019

Good page turner of a horror book. Really enjoyed the premise and characters.

Oct 02, 2018

This book was touted as an excellent old-fashion horror story. I couldn't wait to read it. However, I found it rather boring. It also appeared to borrow the Lord of the Flies theme.

Oct 02, 2018

This seemed like some kind of Lord of the Flies imitation. But with the addition of very unpleasant lethal internal worms. I like the works of Stephen King and others, but I didn't bother to finish this book because it just seemed intent on being disgusting without being a very good mystery/thriller.

Sep 21, 2018

Nick Cutter is a talented writer and this was a great read- slower parts in some areas but overall really intense. I’ve never felt such a visceral feeling of dread while reading a book. This really hit the home run- I can typically be affected by horror novels for the general emotions like fear but this one hit the gambit with fear, nausea, and utter devastation. --Taylor (see more of my picks by following WoodneathTaylor)

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