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Hell Island (edition 2010)

by Matthew Reilly, Tyler Jacobson (Illustrator)

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Title:Hell Island
Authors:Matthew Reilly
Other authors:Tyler Jacobson (Illustrator)
Info:Pocket (2010), Edition: Original, Mass Market Paperback, 160 pages
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Hell Island was a short story written for the "Books Alive" promotion held in Australia annually. It is the fourth book in the Scarecrow series. It was a little far fetched with psycho killer gorillas, but was a very easy book to read. ( )
  amme_mr | May 5, 2015 |
I think that I would call this book the literary equivalent of a popcorn film. Not strong on substance but definitely full of action. A good escapist read. ( )
  alexhunter | May 18, 2013 |
The introduction to the book explains that [Hell Island] was written for an Australian literacy program and was given out for free. Reilly explains he set out to write a very short, action packed story that would appeal to Australian youth.

Think Commando meets Planet of the Apes. The story starts out with a group of Marines being mysteriously and violently attacked and takes the reader through a fast paced tale of survival and military strategy. The lead protagonist is Shane Scofield, a battle tested military man with a shadowy past.

The 106 pages along with illustrations detail Scofield's survival strategies in a truly entertaining way. Don't let the length fool you; this is a great summer read. ( )
  MarcusH | Aug 3, 2011 |
This was an intense action novel. It is a relatively short one, as it was completed all in one sitting. From the moment Shane Schofield "Scarecrow" opens his his parachute as he lands on the tarmac of an aircraft carrier to the moment he slams the last magazine into his MP-7 this novel never loses pace. Matthew Reilly's books have become brain candy to the action adventure reader, when you just want to read something that just doesn't take a turn down boring street. ( )
  Timothy_Dalton007 | Jun 15, 2011 |
A good short (120 pages) read. I especially enjoyed the author's explanation for writing this book. ( )
  TomWheaton | Dec 24, 2010 |
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When one of the classified experiments the government conducts on a secret island goes horribly wrong, Captain Shane Schofield and his Special Forces unit are sent in to face a deadly breed of genetically enhanced super-soldiers.

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