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review 2018-01-22 12:30
Infestation by William Meikle
Infestation - William Meikle

A group of soldiers is sent to investigate reports of Russians drilling in cold, Canadian waters. Once the troop arrives though, nary a Russian can be found and their ship shows signs of a bloody battle. What were the Russians doing and where are they now? You'll have to read this novella to find out!

 

Infestation is fast paced creature-feature containing all that you would hope for in such a read. There's not a real lot of character development, or descriptions of scenery, and that's fine with me. There's a lot of bloody battles where you're rooting for the troop to win and I liked that too-it's what I look for in this type of book.

 

The one thing I didn't care for was the ending. It just stopped! I'm all for the gut punch ending, but this wasn't that. It just stopped. I just discovered there is a sequel to this and I most likely will read it, when I get over being mad about this ending!

 

Recommended for fans of creature-features!

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review 2018-01-03 20:09
How very disappointing
Infestation - William Meikle

This is probably one of the worst novellas that I have had the displeasure to read in a very long time. A gun hoe group lead by Capt John Banks is sent to investigate the plight of a Russian ship in Canadian Waters (think Predator with Schwarzenegger and Carl Weathers) There they encounter "isopods" (a type of large blue glowing giant cannibalistic turtle, or as the author prefers carnivorous bottom feeders!) which have emerged from the ocean after some heavy drilling by the said Russian ship. Throw into this mix an alluring (and possibly Russian spy) the sultry Svetlanova and add in the equivalent of Jim Taggart (Scottish detective) in the form of "Mac" with a deep Glaswegian accent...."Listen to the lass, Cap, Mac said weakly..She kens what she's on about."..... then you have a story that is truly abysmal.

 

This novella pays homage and tries to emulate the work of such well known horror writers as James Herbert (The Rats an outstanding fun story of a community plagued by blood thirsty mutant vermin) or indeed anything by Guy N Smith ( my own particular favourites being The Origin of the Crabs and Spawn of the Slime Beast) Infestation is a formulaic, clichéd story, told badly, that really does not deserve to be in print, and I had the misfortune to purchase for £3. Best avoided...........

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review 2017-12-17 15:59
Infestation - William Meikle
Infestation - William Meikle

Meikle really is a maestro of fear. He knows how to add just the right notes, when to increase the tempo, when to crescendo to a furious pace, all while captivating his audience with a perfect production. Infestation has everything I love in a read. A tight plot. Interesting and believable characters. Realistic dialogue that flows easily without feeling forced. All the right notes.

 

 

A Russian ship is reported being in the Arctic in waters where it's not supposed to be. A Scottish special force unit is deployed to investigate. What they find is more horrific than they can imagine. Big beastie isopods have been released from the depths below...and they are hungry. They'll eat through wood, metal, and FLESH!

 

 

Infestation is a fun, quick romp that you'll furiously turn page after delicious page. Big beastie horror seems to be all the rage right now. Unfortunately, very few authors seem to know how to do it right. They need to take lessons from Meikle. He's at the top of his class.

 

 


4 1/2 Fluorescent Green Veins out of 5

 

 


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text 2016-09-19 19:02
Reading progress update: I've read 34%.
Infestation - Timothy J. Bradley

This book just makes me wish to binge watch all those old campy 50's - 60's creature features

 

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review 2016-07-12 00:00
Dinosaur Lake III:Infestation
Dinosaur Lake III:Infestation - Kathryn ... Dinosaur Lake III:Infestation - Kathryn Meyer Griffith Chief Park Ranger Henry Shore is back and fighting bigger, meaner, and smarter and more dinosaurs. Henry has been a ranger at Crater Lake for thirteen years. He loves his park and hopes to live and work there until he retires. He thought that when he fought dinosaurs six years ago that that would be the end of them but how wrong he was. Yeah six years ago Henry his wife Ann and his rangers fought dinosaurs on land when it was all over they thought their lives would get back to normal but that was not to be the case just ask Ranger Elle Stanton who went over the rim of the crater in a trolley that was pushed by one of the flying variety.

Now just four months later they are back! They were really hoping that their lives would now start getting back to normal but the dinosaurs have other plans for the humans. They are back with a vengeance and they plan on taking over the world. They want to be at the top of the food change and they just might be seeing how they are very smart. They hide from the humans and plan out their attacks. They attack the humans by throwing whatever they can find at the humans.

Henry’s son-in-law Justin a paleontologist who has helped Henry fight dinosaurs on more than one occasion is afraid that Crater Lake may not be the only place that dinosaurs are appearing so he does a little investigating of his own. What he finds out is very scary. What he fears is happening dinosaur sightings are appearing all over the world.

Oh man I have loved reading Dinosaur Lake III: Infestation. I loved reading about all the dinosaurs running around stomping all over the lake and the city planning and attacking the humans not that I want to see anyone get hurt but Kathryn is not of the same mind she sure doesn’t mind killing off any of the characters. While reading Dinosaur Lake you sort of feel as if you have ESP. Why? Well Kathryn paints a picture in your head that makes you forget everything around you and you think you are right there with Henry, Ann, Justin and everyone else fighting dinosaurs and running for your life.

Will their lives ever be back to normal and what is normal exactly? In the end who will win and take over the world? Will the humans prevail or will the dinosaurs rise up and take over and rule the earth once again? I can’t wait to read the next book in the series. I hope I don’t have to wait too long.
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