Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Review: The Troop By Nick Cutter

The Troop
By: Nick Cutter

"Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins in this frightening novel written in the bestselling traditions of Stephen King and Scott Smith. 

Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other."

The Troop
By: Nick Cutter
Publication Date: Jan. 7, 2014

I received a copy from NetGalley for my honest review.

OH GOD! The Horror! YUCK! I can not get the thought of those disgusting images out of my head. It sure as hell doesn't help that I have terribly bad memories of those nasty.....uuugggghhhhh!!!! I just leave it at that!

They say that the book is somewhat compared to Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins, which I can certainly see why.

Camping with a bunch of boys 
On some remote, inhabitable island
Going completely crazy then taking it out
on each other in a gruesome, unnatural way

I'm in to horror book and I love gore but this, this was almost too much!! I felt claustrophobic. It totally gave me the heebie jebbies, that's for sure!! Being stranded, starving, infected with......gag!!!
I'd definitely recommend this book to ones that love gore and disgust, things that will certainly make your stomach tie up in knots. Phew!!!! It was intense!
Nick Cutter's writing was great and talented. I loved his characterization and world building. And if he could make me want to puke just by the ways of his descriptive writing then I'm totally sold on reading more of his work.

The Troop by Nick Cutter gets

3.5 Stars

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