Killer pig on the loose!,
This review is from: Razorback (Paperback)
Plenty of people are familiar with the film "Razorback", which is regarded by some horror fans as a cult classic, but few have read the book.
As with the film the book centres around Canadian businessman Gene Taylor, who travels to Australia to investigate the disappearance of his wife, a renowned animal rights campaigner and encounters sadistic Kangaroo hunters and a monstrous man eating wild boar.
To be honest I preferred the film because it was better paced than the book. The main reason for this is because the book has more sub-plots and characters, some of which I found to be more distracting than intriguing. The other reason is because in the book many of the characters are far more flawed and unappealing than they are in the film. The style of writing is good on the whole. I like the fact that the writer takes the time to tell different parts of the story from the view point of different characters as it allows the reader a deeper insight into their personalities and motivations. The writer even tells some parts of the story from the view point of some of the animals including a baby Kangaroo and the man eating Razorback.
All in all it is an entertaining book, which I do recommend, but with more appealing characters and better pacing it could have been a lot better.