10 June 2016
Insects by John Koloen
Genre: Horror, Action and Adventure
Status: Not finished
Recommended for awisls: Not recommended
I honestly thought I was going to enjoy this book the moment I read the blurb. Who doesn’t like a horror story about those creepy little things with antennae? There are a lot of horror movies about killer spiders, ants, roaches, snakes, scorpions, and other little crawling baddies, and very often I enjoy them for what they are. Of course I turn away from the screen whenever those little bastards attack an unfortunate character. With books it’s a bit harder, but I admit to skipping a few lines when the insects began their deadly march. The book read like one of those horror movies, with short chapters and a bunch of characters, many of whom, for obvious reasons, weren’t going to make it to the end. The story started well, but after a while it began dragging. I am always determined to finish a book once I start it, however by the 51% point I deleted the book from my kindle. It’s a real shame, considering how fun the story had seemed to me. To be honest I don’t really know what went wrong. Maybe there were just too many characters, and I had a hard time telling one from the other. None of the characters was interesting or charismatic enough to make me care for their destiny. Maybe there were too many conversations between small groups of characters, and not enough action. Maybe it was just not my type of book. Or maybe it was because I had reached half of the book and still didn’t care if anyone from the group would survive. Sadly, by the time I reached the middle I had lost total interest.
I would have finished the book if the writing was good enough, but unfortunately this is not a book I can recommend to awisls.
Insects John Koloen horror
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