Yup, that´s it. I am so done with this s**t.
All the kids of the island have been killed off, either they have drowned or they got eaten by the roaches.
Could someone, please, pass me the brain bleach. This book is so gross. Which is the point of this book, I suppose. So the author is really doing a good job within the genre he is writing in. It´s just not my thing to read about heaps of blood and gore.
Anyhow, I will finish this book. I made it through six hours of it and there is no way that I´m DNFing it at this point. I want to claim that square, whatever happens. I will probably need a bit of this along the way, though:
Yep, a very stiff gin & tonic. That´s what I need.
Pyretheum is supposed to have caused the mutations in the cockroaches. Pyretheum... laced with plutonium, maybe?
As expected, the scientific explanations are completely bonkers. Oh, and btw, there isn´t just nasty stuff going on with the mutant cockroaches, but there are some particularly gory scenes with rats as well.
After one DNF and an unfortunately disappointing murder mystery, I need something completely different. So for my next physical read and audiobook I´m going for some horror reads.
I already read the first chapter of Benighted and if it stays that atmospheric, this book is probably going to creep the bejeezus out of me. Written in 1927, I´m going to read this one for:
The Nest is my next audiobook pick and I don´t think it can get anymore creepy crawlie than that title suggests.