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5.0 out of 5 stars THIS BOOK COMES WITH GOOSE PIMPLES, 18 July 2007
This review is from: The Ruins (Hardcover)
Mathias set down an orange, a can of Coke, a soggy tuna fish sandwich.
They were all hungry of course; they could have easily eaten everything right then and there, and still not be satisfied, not nearly. Jeff crouched before the pile of food frowning down on it, as if hoping that he might simply through his powers of concentration, somewhat manage to enlarge it; double it, triple it, miraculously providing enough food for them to survive here as long as might be necessary."

Stacey, Eric, Amy and Jim are two American couples on holiday in Mexico enjoying the sea and sun and the general well being of freedom from work. While there, they meet up with Matthias, a German, and a few Greek vacationers, whom they begin to hang out with.
When Matthias' brother disappears with a girlfriend and archeologists into the interior of the jungle to visit the Ruins, Matthias grows concerned, as the time is drawing nigh for he and his brother to return home. Pensive and anxious, Matthias decides to go looking for him. The anxiety spreads to the Americans who decide to make an adventure of it as they have some time left back and promises to accompany him to the jungle. What awaits they on the jungle trail is when the page turning starts, and you find your mouth opened in awe time after time. This was a riveting and spellbinding tale; with so much more than one would expect.
Not to be compared to Scott Smith's earlier work; A Simple Plan, this book is altogether very different, desperate, and more dangerous. It makes you wonder what you would have done were you in the same situation with those characters.Read this and get your own goose pimples. Highly recommended!!! Reviewed by Heather Marshall Negahdar (Sugar-Cane 18/07/07)
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