Publish date: July 18th 2006
Publisher: Alfred A. Knopf
Pages no: 319
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction
, Mystery Thriller
Just what I needed: a Crichton-esque adventure but more gory to pass a rainy weekend, a justification for me being a homebody, a reason I will never get near a rafflesia plant (just sayin... it freaks me out), characters I could relate to so that reading their thoughts was compelling, but not empath...
It'd been a while since I read a book that horrified, sickened, and amazed me in equal measure; The Ruins did all those things with ease. I was shocked at just how much I loved this novel. I did not expect it to totally blow me away. The characters are mostly unlikable and infuriating, and I must ad...
"The Ruins" is paced well enough to make for an entertaining and chilling weekend read, but its source of conflict is exhaustively hopeless and its cast is too unlikeable to stick with you for long. I stumbled upon "The Ruins" in search of nature-related horror. My favorite genre of horror involves ...
Some people are going to think I rated this too low, but supernatural suspense thrillers are not my game so it loses a star just for that. As its type though, it's pretty damn good. An in depth review would reveal too much to the potential reader, so let's just say once you get started it will be ha...
I listened to the audiobook and It starts out ok with the group going into the jungle to look for the missing brother. There is a lot of tension and suspense on what they are going to find in the jungle but then it just turns into a bad b rated movie. And what they found in there that was suppose to...