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The Ruins [videorecording] by Carter Smith
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The Ruins [videorecording]

by Carter Smith

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Jeff and Amy are an American couples who goes to Mexico for a vacation. They find themselves in the most brutal struggle when, on an archaeological dig into the jungle, they are ambushed by hostile Mayans and forced to the top of an ancient temple. There, a monstrous and diabolically clever entity awaits them among the ruins.… (more)

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This is definitely a dark book, the ending was inevitable, but it was still a bit heart rendering. To have followed this group through everything they had to deal with and then to end in such a way. One characters death in particular had my screen crawling. ( )
  Arkrayder | Jun 3, 2019 |
A group of friends go on vacation together in Mexico. When a German tourist asks them to help him find his brother – who left with a girl headed toward an archaeological dig in the jungle – they bring a Greek tourist as well. Before long, they end up trapped and not sure of the nature of the danger they face.

I'd read another book – Fragment, which wasn't very good – which was compared to this one. And initially this was kind of fun – definitely not a great book, but a creepy sorta-fun book. It's kind of Lost World or Jurassic Park-ish meets Day of the Triffids, but nowhere near as good as either of those wonderful books. The fun wears off after a while when the book just keeps going and going, dragging the plot-line along without really developing. Even when it's obvious what the monster of the story is, the back and forth between the different characters drags the story out. Plus, none of the characters are likable, and all of them make the most foolish decisions possible (which must be a requirement of such books). The ending was very unsatisfying – some will no doubt say this is 'horror', but I still thought it was lame. Add in a lot of profanity (in certain points) and descriptions of every time a character urinates and it just wasn't fun anymore. ( )
  J.Green | Nov 22, 2016 |
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