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by Jeff Long
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Lisa (Harmony)
Lisa (Harmony) rated it 8 years ago
I wasn't twenty pages in before I suspected I had a stinker on my hands: The dialogue, the characterizations, the plotline was of trainwreck dimensions. We open with too-stupid-to-live mountaineers in Tibet, led by Ike Crockett, following a gold coin trail to hell--literally. Next we turn to the Kal...
veeral rated it 8 years ago
Last month I watched two movies with my wife. 'Sanctum' and 'The Descent' (which has no relation with this book). Sure, the casting and dialogues left a lot to be desired, but in retrospection it dawned on me that it didn’t really matter in the end as the real Hero-antagonist of these movies was The...
rameau's ramblings
rameau's ramblings rated it 10 years ago
For a book that long very little actually happened in Jeff Long's Descend. It had a slow start that reminded me of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and just like with Larsson's text, the story didn't really take flight until after the hundred page mark. Then I was devouring the pages as fast as I cou...
11811 rated it 11 years ago
This could have and should have been a five star novel. The premise alone would have been explosive in the hands of a Stephen King or Clive Barker. Instead, already five hundred pages into it, I found it to be a chore to complete. I wish I just set it down and walked away.
A Man With An Agenda
A Man With An Agenda rated it 13 years ago
Why do movies get it wrong? I just don't know Virginia.I believe they based the movie off of this...or one of the several dozen movies released in the past few years dealing with an intrepid group of explorers getting stuck underground with subhuman cannibal mutants anyway.OK, twist ending aside, th...
Konnici na Liriite - Chevalier Du Lys
I love being sucked into new worlds created by authors, and this is one of them. This is the first Jeff Long book I have read, and I have also the sequel Deeper: A novel and Year Zero in the near future.The writer knows what he is writing about. Those carverns look scary and very well described. The...
Only the good stuff
Only the good stuff rated it 15 years ago
This is a great read. In some ways the author seems to be unrefined, but somehow naturally better than a well trained writer. I enjoyed the heck out of this book and have read it multiple times already. Do not think the movie is anything like the book. The Descent rocks!
My ParaHangover
My ParaHangover rated it 15 years ago
Creepy, terrifying & exciting. Long hasn't written anything as good, though
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