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The Ritual - Adam Nevill
The Ritual
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And on the third day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into... show more
And on the third day things did not get better. The rain fell hard and cold, the white sun never broke through the low grey cloud, and they were lost. But it was the dead thing they found hanging from a tree that changed the trip beyond recognition. When four old University friends set off into the Scandinavian wilderness of the Arctic Circle, they aim to briefly escape the problems of their lives and reconnect with one another. But when Luke, the only man still single and living a precarious existence, finds he has little left in common with his well-heeled friends, tensions rise. With limited fitness and experience between them, a shortcut meant to ease their hike turns into a nightmare scenario that could cost them their lives. Lost, hungry, and surrounded by forest untouched for millennia, Luke figures things couldn’t possibly get any worse. But then they stumble across an old habitation. Ancient artefacts decorate the walls and there are bones scattered upon the dry floors. The residue of old rites and pagan sacrifice for something that still exists in the forest. Something responsible for the bestial presence that follows their every step. And as the four friends stagger in the direction of salvation, they learn that death doesn’t come easy among these ancient trees . . .
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780230754928 (0230754929)
Publisher: Pan Publishing
Pages no: 418
Edition language: English
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sensitivemuse
sensitivemuse rated it
3.0 Great Horror novel, could have been a little shorter.
So you know when you’re watching a horror movie and there’s an unseen being involved and you only catch little glimpses here and there throughout the film, and when you do actually see it you think (or more likely, scream out) WHAT THE HELL IS THAT? Yeah that’s basically what you get throughout t...
Let's Talk About Books
Let's Talk About Books rated it
4.5 Into the Woods
FYI this is really fun to read while sitting outside and hearing a deer stomp around in the bushes by my apartment. The Ritual follows a group of four friends as they holiday in the Swedish wilderness. They brake the first rule of all horror movies and decide to take a short cut, leaving the path...
Shiftyj1
Shiftyj1 rated it
2.0 The Ritual
Beware. Semi-spoilery comments below. You have been warned.Hmmm. A tale of two parts. The first part was written well (a wee wordy, maybe) but pretty darn good. A tense and suspenseful journey in the forest with 4 old chums on holiday who are being stalked by an unknown entity and getting picked off...
From Dark Places
From Dark Places rated it
3.5 The Ritual by Adam Nevill
'And then the nearest part of the shadow, that defined itself by the thinnest light of the torch that brushed that place, moved. Raised itself no more than a few inches, in the way a stalking cat will engage in the next step towards its prey.' I'm almost ashamed to say that The Ritual is my first ...
☢Lia Berg☢
☢Lia Berg☢ rated it
4.0 The Ritual, More like the Creeptual
Wowie, Wow wow wow, This wasn't what i expected this book to be. It was great none the less! Dom, Phil, Hutch,and Luke go to Sweden for a vacation since they haven't seen each other in years. But soon things go sour when they take a shortcut through a thick creepy forest. Full of runes, creepy aband...
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