“ Well, I just finished Monstrosity...it was good, but not great. The beginning of the book started off strong, but about halfway through it faltered a bit for me. I felt like the author kind of stumbled his way through the story to reach the (*eyeroll*) predictable ending. There were a few editing mistakes, but they weren't major.
One thing that bummed me out more than anything else was I think the cover and the synopsis is a bit misleading. The cover shows these four hideous looking monsters emerging from the woods. Where were these four monsters in the story? I only found one. The stalking of Clare in the synopsis doesn't ring quite true either.
Although I didn't love this novel, I will be reading more of Lee in the future. If you decide you want to give this book a go, I would suggest getting it from the library instead of buying it.
“Classic horror shtick? You be the judge. A professor finds an ancient Indian worship site where they were attempting to communicate with gods from the underworld. Next a young lady so down on her luck that she is homeless is offered a dream job. A job with great pay and benefits on a remote portion of a Florida island providing security for a "cancer research clinic". Could they be doing more than cancer research at that remote location where only the meth head rednecks go to poach various game? Where a lot of those meth head rednecks do not end up returning to their homes in the local trailer park. And who is that mysterious scientist who has a very large mentally handicapped assistant? Sorry but you will have to wait to the very end of the story, last pages type of stuff, before finding out the connection between the two separate stories. I rounded up from two and a half stars to three only because this was a fairly decently written story. Classic horror shtick? Once again I leave this up to you.”Robert B wrote this review Monday, April 25, 2011. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Brutal, sexual, and disturbing. Lee is a master of macabre imagery, but his characters still need a lot of work. Horrifying and disturbing, but little character development. You can INSTANTLY tell the fodder as soon as they come into the story.”Bevan C wrote this review Friday, July 18, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No