The Harvest Mass Market Paperback – 25 Sep 2003
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Top Customer Reviews
I really enjoyed this. It started off quite slowly but it soon picked up and became extremely difficult to put down! It was the love child of 'The Tommyknockers' and 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' but on speed. The characters were solid and well rounded and there were the usual uber bad guys and also a couple that made me think were they or weren't they? it was sad in places, Scott managed to extract a lot of pathos - not easy given the subject matter. The ending was good and wrapped everything up nicely.
I recommend this for scifi/horror fans and for fans of Scott Nicholson. A great book with a great storyline.
I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.
It started off slowly slowly allowing you to get to know the characters, an amazing story that has elements of the greatest story writers in this genre
I didn't read the reviews before buying the book, but after the fact. It's interesting to see that people think there were too many characters - personally, I didn't get this. I thought the plot was spot on, his writing was crisp and engaging, and that there was *nearly* just the right amount going on. I say nearly, because I thought (and I'm being extremely picky) that in a couple of places it was a little over written, and maybe about one plot arc too many. This is why I'm giving it a four, and not a five. BUT - I will buy more of Scott's work, and this story kept me engaged through to the end. I think, too, many reviews (including this one!) can be taken with a pinch of salt. It is, after all, only a matter of opinion. My opinion, in this instance? Scott's got talent to burn.
This story roughly follows the plot above - but it's eerie, twisted beauty lies in the way the tale comes together. From the beautiful and harsh mountain fastness of the setting, to the various intertwinings of the community, as we see a range of characters; some with fingers in the wrong pies, others with more than a little ambition, a few happy to exist off the grid and others just trying to fit in. As we delve into their inner workings and desires, the Alien creature slowly exerts control over the Town, and, as the climax approaches, you realise that the many separate strands of the townsfolk are the very weapon to conquer their impending dissolution and save themselves from a horrible, squelchy demise.
As usual - Scott tells a disturbing tale with far too much realism for comfort: I get shivers just imagining what is up there in those mountains...
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very well written, and fun to read, mixing a number of different elements that remind me of early Koontz and obvious echoes of other sci fi/horror writers.Published 14 months ago by May All Beings Be Happy
The harvest it's a book that when you start reading you just can't put if down this is my first book by Scott Nicholson that I have read and I thought it was brilliant I would... Read morePublished on 1 July 2014 by droopy
This is a story of an alien invasion/infestation in a small sleepy town in the Appalachian Mountains. Read morePublished on 7 Mar. 2014 by Confessions of a Reviewer
Rubbish. Boring and hard to follow only finished it because I won't be beaten by a story. Will avoid this author in future.Published on 24 Nov. 2013 by MR DR . LYONS
I've always enjoyed reading the work of Scott Nicholson since discovering him in 2011 (even the ones other people don't like), so I downloaded The Harvest with high expectations. Read morePublished on 29 Jun. 2013 by Helen Walker
"The Harvest" by Scott Nicholson is a rather enjoyable science-fiction/horror novel that will remind readers of various classic B-movie plot lines and concepts. Read morePublished on 16 Dec. 2012 by Killie