Format: mass market paperback
Publish date: 2000
Publisher: Orion Books
Pages no: 561
Edition language: English
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...
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...
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...
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.
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...
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