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The Troop by Craig Davidson
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The Troop

by Craig Davidson

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Body horror and torture porn. I gave up about halfway through. ( )
  SomeGuyInVirginia | Jul 17, 2018 |
I LOVED THIS BOOK!!! Best book I've in a very very long time. This is what a horror novel should be. It's really creepy and it makes your really rethink about what your put in your mouth. ( )
  Sam-Teegarden | Jun 2, 2018 |
This book was just ok for me. It’s probably because it was highly recommended to me by numerous people so I was really looking forward to reading it. I think I set the bar too high and because of that I was a little let down. Please don’t get me wrong, I did enjoy this book. It’s a crazy concept to think of but something that could possibly happen in real life. Those poor kids had to go through some horrific stuff to survive and not of them make it out of this situation. It definitely kept me entertained. It’s not a book for everyone but if you have a strong stomach and like horror books then this is a book for you. ( )
  JessVillafane | Apr 29, 2018 |
A troop of scouts on their annual hike to Falstaff Island, off Prince Edward Island, encounter the Hungry Man. After that, it all goes horribly wrong for the young boys and their scoutmaster.

This is hardcore horror--a roller coaster ride through a nightmare that doesn't let up. It's tightly plotted, with a spare style suited to its grisly subject. As an added treat, the author convincingly evokes the peculiar culture of prepubescent boys.

The Troop isn't for the squeamish or the feint of heart, but for a particular breed of sick puppy.

Me? I devoured it in a matter of days. ( )
  darylanderson | Apr 25, 2018 |
This took me a long time to read but mostly due to my own laziness. One of my goals for this year is to read at least one book per month. I was very glad that I finally finished this book. I was very happy with the whole story and all the characters. Nick Cutter created such a rich and dark setting that really felt lick you where cut off from the rest of the world. The characters where well defined and brought a little something different to the outlook of the situation. I found myself very caught up in the characters and talking to myself and the book such as the person is terrible I really don't like them to urging certain characters to do or not to do something. Very well written and presented. I highly recommend this novel.

Cheers. ( )
  GemCan42 | Apr 16, 2018 |
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This predictable, carnage-filled thriller from the pseudonymous Cutter will appeal mainly to horror fans. On Falstaff Island, off Prince Edward Island, a troop of boy scouts encounters Thomas Henry Padgett, aka “the Hungry Man,” a victim of military research gone terribly wrong. An act of charity toward Padgett, who carries a deadly contagion, turns out to be a big mistake that leaves the scouts with no choice but to rely on their limited tools and rudimentary survival skills. Meanwhile, an alarmed military has quarantined Falstaff Island to protect the world from the evil released there. While the boys have many options, escape is not among them. Competent prose makes up in part for stock characters—the nerd, the popular kid, the quiet psychotic. Cutter’s appeal to modern-day disquiet over the ethical lapses of the military-industrial complex will strike many as pro forma rather than based in any authentic outrage over abuses real or imagined.
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"Adults are obsolete children." - Dr. Seuss
"This head is for the beast. It's a gift." - William Golding, Lord of the Flies
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For my brother, Graham
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EAT EAT EAT EAT
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Once every year, Scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a weekend camping trip. This year, something is waiting in the darkness. Something wicked.... An intruder stumbles upon their campsite like a wild animal. He is shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry. Within his body is a bioengineered nightmare, a horror that spreads faster than fear. One by one, the boys will do things no person could ever imagine....… (more)

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