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4.3 out of 5 stars
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4.3 out of 5 stars
The Night Boat
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on 11 April 2017
thanks been after this for awhile might get another version as the writing is a bit too small for my liking.
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on 16 July 2006
1942. Seaman Schiller is the only survivor of U-198, a U-boat that went down somewhere off the coast of Coquina, an island in the Caribbean. Thirty years later, he finds that the long-forgotten sub has been found by hotel owner and salvage diver David Moore. When a young native disregards warnings and opens the wreck to look for valubles, he unleashes a wave of terror that reaches out from the dead past. Boniface, a one-time voodoo witch doctor, has brought the mummified crew back to life, hungry for flesh, thirsty for blood. Now only he can break the spell...

If you like zombie stories, this one is right up your street, containing enough blood, rotting flesh, and intestine munching to satisfy the most rabid horror fan. But what raises it above the mundane are the two main characters; Moore, wracked with guilt at the deaths at sea of his wife and daughter, and Kip, the local law-enforcement officer who once could have been a witch doctor himself. Two men faced with a nightmare neither can comprehend and do not know how to resolve. I almost yawned when that hoary old cliche - the sexy lady scientist - cropped up, but thankfully it did not ruin the story. McCammon plays clever games with our expectations; his prose is clipped and colourful, highly descriptive and atmospheric. The prologue detailing the sinking of the U-boat is good enough to serve as a short story all of its own.
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on 28 April 2010
I've read a lot of McCammon books by now and this one is an early and yes it's not as slick as some of his later classics but it's a damn fine horror novel, as usual all the characters have their backgrounds explained enough for you to become emotionally attatched, you even feel sorry for the U-Boat crew in their undead torment but really this is plain adventure, good and evil, if you like McCammon's later master works give this a try as you can feel the genius develope almost page by page. Dive! into this one.
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on 20 April 2017
Well pleased
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on 2 November 2013
Not bad for a book first published in 1981. The Night Boat is a great story but surely some mistake on the price?
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on 21 May 2015
After reading Swan, I was thoroughly disappointed with this book. Badly written and poor story line.
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on 31 January 2016
Love to read!
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on 18 February 2013
Very slow compared to his previous books. Takes too long to get going, and when it does, too much talking in between the action
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