Book review: The Troop

The TroopThe Troop by Nick Cutter – a brilliant horror

I don’t normally do book reviews on this blog, but this book is so good that I am going to make an exception.

It reads like a typical Stephen King Novel (in fact in the afterwards the author freely admits to borrowing the narrative style from Stephen King’s Carrie). It starts normally enough with a few scouts and their scoutmaster spending a few days camping on an island, and it generally goes downhill (at least for the scouts) from there. It is kind of a modern combination of Lord of the Flies, The Beach and a healthy dose of good old fashioned horror. It is hardly a plot-killer to say that death happens in many gruesome ways

I read the entire book in about 2 sittings; it is a fast and easy read and simply impossible to put down. While this book is not by Stephen King, it could easily be a lost early work of his.

If you love horror, read this book, you can pre-order it from Amazon. Warning: not for the faint-hearted.

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