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Black humour and gore
on 25 July 2008
Well, a bit of a diversion from my usual reading matter. This is a blend of thriller, sci-fi and horror with a lot of gore and black humour thrown in.
Anyway, mysterious spores turn into triangular lumps on people and gradually turn their victims into something psychotic.
Government agents rush to contain and understand the nature of the attack while we watch in gory detail as one of the victims undertakes a personal battle with his infestations.
This is probably more horror then anything else - to me a mix of early James Herbert meets the X Files and doesn't really pretend to be anything other then pulp fiction. So if you want a quick blast of gore and black humour then this might be for you, especially if you set your expectations at the right level.
Three stars as it is quite entertaining for what it is, but this is no life changing book that you will recommend to your friends, more of a guilty reading secret!