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Eature certainly a step above the typical nasties of the 70s and 80s whose authors hoped to cash in on the success of James Herbert s Rats trilogy Still 448 pages is a bit much for a killer bug story though the writing was grade A pulpy goodness with vivid disgusting descriptions of gruesome roach on human violence Here s a typical xampleThe boy dropped his own body over his sister s trying to shield her The bloodthirsty insects crawled between them now tearing and ripping at both juvenile bodies The girl s silken corn hair was ropy with her blood and her brother s Their mpty socketed yes stared at Wanton Nights each other face to frail face as they perished in this storm horrible than the sea hadver hurled at the islandDepressing But awesomeBut in between the good stuff there was a bit too much While My Soldier Serves exposition on insect biology and habits in the form of speeches given by the two scientists brought in to help with the oncoming inevitable disaster Much of it was pretty interesting and I ll take the author s word for it that all the crazy facts are true but there were seriously 15 20 page stretches of nothing but these speechesStill I m a sucker for these sorts of trapped on an island while being hunted bysomething type stories and this one scratched that itch rather nicely It was also very very dark with an almost hopeless feel throughout while still maintaining some semblance of pure carnage y fun You can tell that the author who normally wrote straight fiction under his real name Eli Cantor had a blast trying to continually outdo himself withach roach attack and that rubbed off on me for the most part Too bad he didn t rein it all in just a littleI wouldn t recommend the general horror fan to pay the crazy online prices for this but anyone into the James HerbertGuy N SmithShaun Hutson style critter novels as well as those into the whole trapped and hunted theme could certainly do worse than The Nest35 Stars 355 starsOne of my favorite sub genres of horror is the creature feature and boy does this one deliverOn a small island off the coast of Cape Cod something is happening in the middle of the island s dump There s hissing and movements then someone s dog dies and so begins THE NEST I m not going to make like this book is "some kind of literary achievement because it s not Does anyone really pick up a giant "kind of literary achievement because it s not Does anyone really pick up a giant book and think it s literary I guess it s possible but it s not the case here What this book IS isjust plain romping and chomping F U NSet on an island in my home state the isolation makes for a cockroach feast And that s basically what we get cockroaches feeding on this one and on that one in increasingly inventive and gross ways see my previous inventive and gross ways See my previous F U N Being that this was originally written back in 1980 we also get some preachy scientist talk some man splaining a smidge of schmaltzy romance a wee bit of anti feminism and a tad of classism Did I mention the gross cockroach kills Okay so this isn t the great American novel but what it is is a lot of gross out laughter and chills and a few hours of mindless ntertainment In these political times who couldn t use that I would have given this three stars based on the writing alone but I added a half star and rounded it up to 4 total because of the FUN factorRecommended to fans of 80 s horror and creature features Valancourt Books has teamed up with Grady Hendrix and Will Errickson Authors of PAPERBACKS FROM HELL to bring you an ntire line of horror books from the 70 s and 80 s called the PAPERBACKS FROM HELL series Find out about the series here I was given an ಪರಿಸರದ ಕತೆ Parisarada Kathe e ARC of this book inxchange for my honest feedback This is it A rollicking ntry into the Paperbacks From Hell re print series If your favorite part of creature creepers is watch. To satiation Then the change in poison control was made and the huge mutants began to leave their nest in search of human flesh. ,
Acks from Hell series With the help of author Grady Hendrix and vintage horror xpert Will Errickson Valancourt is reprinting five vintage horrors for modern day readersThere is really no better starting place for the Paperbacks from Hell line than The Nest It flawlessly captures the gory goopy animal attack ntertainment of the 70s and 80s The story is simple nough mutated roaches overtake a Cape Cod town and begin பொன்னியின் செல்வன் - புது வெள்ளம் eatingveryone That s really all you need to know about the plot Sure we have a large cast of small town characters but the focus is often than not on the vicious attacks of man The Return of the Carter Boys: The Carter Boys 2 eating roachesBy vicious attacks I mean vicious attacks These roaches are unstoppable Theyat A Meditation on Murder everything including the bones so as you can imagine the book is incredibly gruesome There are a few kill scenes that go on for pages describing in detail thextent to which these roaches feast on human flesh Combining "THOSE GORE FILLED SCENES WITH DOUGLAS S FLOWERY PURPLE "gore filled scenes with Douglas s flowery purple you have yourself a strange concoction of dark humor and truly unsettling hopelessnessTypically I find flowery writing to be very off putting an attempt at poetry that comes off as pretension The Nest definitely has that vibe but something about reading horrible gory deaths written in such an artsy way had me rolling on the floor It often feels like the author is parodying high brow literature so I get the impression that Mr Douglas knew what he was doing hereEven though I found this aspect of The Nest to be very humorous there are times when the writing serves a different purpose This is where that unsettling hopelessness comes into play Imagine thousands of hungry man ating roaches scrambling toward you You stomp on as many as you can before you lock yourself in a room Some of the insects sueeze under the door while others chew their way through the wood They won t stop coming A flying roach lands on you cheek and begins biting You slap at it and its blood splatters into your yes temporarily blinding you You can t see anything But you can feel feel the roaches covering your body They burrow into your skin As you slap at them take their place Even if you get all the bugs off your body you know it s too late they are already inside you Travis eating you from the inside Pretty hopeless right Once the characters are in the presence of these roaches there is noscaping The insects are as relentless as Douglas s writingUnfortunately while this novel is filled with gore terror humor and several shocking moments there are many scenes in which our characters sit around discussing the science of roaches These scenes are long drawn out and very boring For this reason I have to deduct a star and a half from an otherwise bonkers five star book On the bright side I now know about roaches than I ver thought possibleOverall The Nest was a wildly ntertaining reading AI Weiwei: Beijing Photographs, 1993-2003 experience madeven njoyable by Will Errickson s well written introduction If you like small town horror and animal attack books this is a must read 35 starsThe first three books in the Paperbacks from Hell series are available now You can subscribe to have those three books shipped to you plus the other two once they become available I sincerely hope Valancourt continues the series for another
WAVE OF VINTAGE HORROR PAPERBACKS ON A 2 MILEof vintage horror paperbacks On a 2 mile 1 mile wide island near Cape Cod the small community there is unaware that the cockroaches infesting the nearby dump are undergoing a strange and frightening mutation No this isn t a giant bug novel though these cockroaches are slightly larger than normal These roaches have rapidly volved to form a hive mind intelligence as well as much stronger mandibles There are hundreds of thousands of them And they re hungryThis was a well above average creature Ng that it was a warm womb fetid moist and with food so plentiful that verything crawling creeping and slithering could gorge.