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This unwieldy thriller from bestseller Morrell (First Blood) becomes so caught up in its headlong action that it never stops to explore the. Creepers is a horror novel by Canadian writer David Morrell. This is Morrell’s twenty-fourth novel. Plot summary[edit]. This section’s plot summary may be. Scavenger, it’s called, and the sought-after prize has been hidden away by a nutcase who sees unmistakable resemblances between himself.

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Believe me, the story begins before you even realize it, and it doesn’t let go. There’s a point when having so many ridiculous, barely related events occurring to a single person gets annoying.

Tod then returns to them, saying that JD and Mack ran into hidden piano wire and were killed by Scavengsr. Dec 13, Janice Workman rated it really liked it. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.


But if you want thrills? Halfway through I tried to stop, but I was in Morrell’s clutches, and you just can’t step away from him, especially not here. Powered by Convert Pro. Without the action this book would have been one boring story about buried time capsules. Skimmed through to the end and it didn’t seem to improve in the slightest. Story starts by drawing you into the history and lore of time capsules, but ultimately draws you into a deeper realm of gaming intrigue. That’s pretty typical of what Davi seen from Morrell scavenfer his characters are believable in that they mostly react and speak like ordinary people, but have very little depth.

I also noticed that Morrell has this tendency to have characters address odd behavior in overly specific ways and it drove. I could not stop reading this until I was done. I begin to wonder if it’s that his writing has changed or if I have.


This page was last edited on 13 Octoberat Amanda wonders if Frank can somehow come to her rescue. Be the first to discover new talent! I think it probably would have been a much better read if it stood alone, rather than as a sequel.

Excellent writer and highly recommended. This article needs additional citations for verification. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason.

Sep 10, Lane rated it scavnger it Shelves: He takes the cliches of the thriller genre psychopaths, people playing god, being trapped, etc and gives them a sharp twist.

I’m not a This book was scavengerr action. Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over the dusty artifacts of earlier times. This isn’t depicted in a way that hints at her instability or the fact that is would make sense for her to associate Frank with safety, given the events of Creepers.

I really really really did. I was hooked on the first sentence, and the book would not release me.

When away from it I wasn’t looking forward to getting back to it. But by the time I got around to page fifty or so, the story had stalled in too many info dumps and flashbacks. He is best known for his debut novel First Bloodwhich would later become a successful film franchise starring Sylvester Stallone.

When away from it I wasn’t looking forward Reading this book I couldn’t believe this was the same man who wrote The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fraternity of the Stone.

SCAVENGER by David Morrell | Kirkus Reviews

Please provide an email address. Balenger and Amanda have already gone through so much in Creepersand now they fall into the hands of another a mad man. October Learn how and when to remove this template message. But I am powerless to prevent the outcome. This story was bogged down by descriptions of the history of time capsules which could have been interesting, had the info been presented Several people have been kidnapped and sent on a high tech scavenger hunt for a lost time capsule in the desert of the American West.


The story kept moving. She begins to cry, but is suddenly shot from under the floor. If anything, he was a real jerk.

They decide to leave but the stairs begin to sway and the Professor injures his leg. Fast moving and exciting but a little disturbing. When an officer asks what has happened, Balenger replies, “The Paragon Hotel. Want to Read saving….

Sono opere che mi trasportano non solo nel passato vissuto dai loro autori, ma anche nel mio passato, restituendomi quel che ho sperimentato leggendoli dsvid la prima volta. As I read the book, it seemed as if author Morrell was a little behind the times, elaborating on video game and computer breakthroughs that are common knowledge to anyone with even the slightest interest in the video game market.

David Morrell’s characteristic wonderful writing is absent in this book, and seems as though he took a bare-bones plot and tried to patch it up with hundreds of boring and barely rewritten factoids pulled from the internet. The five players are made to wear different colored jump suits, use a GPS device, and always wear a headset that the “Game Master” can use to communicate with them. It’s interesting that this modrell master” is creating a game using real people.

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