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The Infestation: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel

The Infestation: An Apocalyptic Horror Novel [Kindle Edition]

Matt Shaw
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The Fringed Ornamental tarantula has been known to cause a coma to some of the people it has bitten. The Chinese Bird Spider, known for its extreme aggression, has caused at least one infant death and has a venom which kills 50% of the lab mice it was tested on. The Mouse Spider and the Sydney Funnel-Web spider - both tiny - can bring down a full-sized adult if an anti-vemon isn't administered quickly enough. The Brown recluse spider, and the Chilean recluse - both extremely venomous with their bites causing necrosis; dying tissue at the site of the bite with potential for the wound to grow up to ten inches. The Black Widow, the Redback...Killers. And even if you don't die you can expect swollen lymph nodes, headaches, fevers, nausea and tremors, seizures and even comas and respiratory failure. The Six-Eyed Sand spider - one of the most venomous spiders in the world - one bite and you bleed from your skin, orifices - even your eyes - and there is no anti-venom. Even when there is anti-venom, though, it doesn't mean you're safe...The Brazilian Wandering Spider - thought to be THE most venomous spider according to the Guinness World Records...One bite from this and even the anti-venom being administered isn't a sure way of keeping you alive. It's still possible you'll die. So what do these have in common, other than the fact they're all spiders?

All of them are tame in comparison to this new, aggressive species which is fast wiping out the country in Matt Shaw's new horror novel "The Infestation".

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2776 KB
  • Print Length: 167 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00E5FNI1Y
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (10 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #137,495 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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MATT SHAW is the published author of over 50 stories. Although known as being a horror author, he also enjoys spending time in other genres too - something he had always planned to do in order to have at least one book, in a wide collection, which would appeal to people from all walks of life. Shaw was first published in 2004 with his horror novel Happy Ever After - the first of his books to reach the number one slot on Amazon and the first of his books to use his trademark style of narrating the stories through the first person perspective. An extremely prolific writer, Matt Shaw is continually writing as well as keeping up to date with his readers via his (some might say) crazy Author Page on Facebook.

Once Published weekly in a lad's magazine with his photography work, Matt Shaw is also a published author and cartoonist. More recently he is known for turning his stories into films.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Grim 7 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I'm not sure why I purchased this book being a huge arachnophobe, but as I've bought (and nearly read) every one of Matt's books I couldn't pass it up. The story is chilling and told in Matt's unique often humorous style. Can't wait to get immersed in the next Matt Shaw on my 'to read' list.
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I kind of like B-movie books like this one but for some reason I didn't really click with it. The characters weren't particularly likeable (possibly the point) and the writing seemed a bit 'amateurish' at times.
If you can get it cheaply and you like gross creature feature type stories you might like this book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent but rushed 22 Oct 2013
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Good narrative, chilling story that builds suspense and anticipation. However the ending although good, just feels rushed. Almost as if author was keen to end the book.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Spiders, but not as you know them! 6 Oct 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
This is the story of Ethan. On his way to work one day he gets caught up in a traffic jam which he soon finds out is a road block. No one has any answers except that there is rioting in the city, and it is not safe to go there. Fearing for his wife and children, he abandons his car and makes a run for it. On the way he is nearly crushed by a downed airplane, and he runs into a military convoy bound for a safe camp. Unwilling to go with them, they knock him out and take him anyway. At the camp, he meets Fiona, a teacher at his daughters school. Between them they decide to escape and make for Ethan's house to find out what is going on. When they get to his house however, their troubles really begin, and the truth is far more horrific than they could have imagined.....

Despite having a terrible fear of spiders I went into this with both eyes open. The story itself is an expansion of a short story Matt wrote for his Literature-Ly You service. Despite being billed as a spider infestation book, there isn't really much full on spider action (to my relief), Matt decided more to play on the psychological side of things, with the break down of society and the chaos that then ensues. Yes, there are one or two parts that creeped me out but by and large there weren't many 'bad' bits. The story itself was well paced, belting along. The characters were solid, and I wanted to invest my time in them. The ending was typical for a Matt Shaw book, and I was not disappointed. If you are a fan, you will know what I mean, if not, well you will just have to wait and see!!

I received a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.
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5.0 out of 5 stars arachnaphobia just went up a notch!! 4 Jun 2014
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I wont get into the plot, i dont want to give anything away, just imagine killer spiders and havoc. The ending as usual left me thinking . Highly recommend
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