Seasick: Another brilliant story by the great IRW and as usual wonderfully presented! that cover alone gave the creeps.... Not sure I will ever go on a cruise again!
The attention to detail of the ship coupled with the well rounded characters, gives you a sense of "being there" which is really not good when Hell follows you on board! The great interspersed plot lines give a real sense of depth to the characters; IRW has an amazing knack of bringing in characters you have already read about in his other novels, showing you a completely different side to them.
A fantastic twist on the zompoc, a bit of thriller thrown in for good measure, for those that love a sting in the tale you wont be disappointed; the sense of isolation and foreverness really got me!
As for the other reviewer comment re being made into a film... that would be awesome, can already picture various scenes in my head!
Loved the ending..... talk about doubt your own habits!
Sam: It is no secret that I am an avid IRW fan; but this book is in a league of its own. I had chills up my back and literal goosebumps reading this in my lounge with the fire on! The basis of the story is in the blurb - but this does not show you the in depth characterisation, I now feel I know these people and I miss them, and fear them. There are a lot of red herrings along the way, a full shoal one could say. A murder/mystery wrapped up in a haunted house with the Devil as its host. Everyone in this novel seems to have an alternative reason for being there, as Mulder says - trust no one! When the going gets heavy, Tim (the Shaggy without his Scoopy) springs up with a daft comment that makes you smile, easing the horror just enough for IRW to slap you round the head a little later on.
Days later I am still a little spooked about this novel. An A+ read which deserves so many more stars than 5.