“Very interesting part horror/history/thriller. I don't think I've ever read anything like this, nothing about Nessie, nothing about Scotland. This is my first novel by Alten. I enjoyed the thrills of the plot, but the constant interruptions by Nessie stories and diary entries started to get on my nerves. The prose is also a bit cheesy at times. I'm iffy on reading something else by him, but I'm not completely turned off to the idea. If you're looking for an easy read with a bit of a thrill but won't keep you up all night, consider this one. ”Jennie T wrote this review Sunday, February 8, 2009. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“OMG! This is a MUST READ!!!
Combination horror, mystery......along with history!!!
“Steve Alten remains at the top of his game. The Loch is a fascinating blend of science and history brimming with suspense and mystery. Psychologically deft characterization melds with thorough research and nearly perfect plot and pacing to create a thinking man's thriller a cut above standard beach reading. Ye'll no' want to miss this book... it's friggin' great!”Kyle M wrote this review Tuesday, October 28, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“An interesting take on lore of the Loch Ness monster with mystery and adventure. Most parts were quite far-fetched but an enjoyable read all together.”Libragrl wrote this review Saturday, June 21, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Legend of Nessie. Is no "Water Horse" kids story.”Pat T wrote this review Tuesday, April 15, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Steve Alten's finest. Alten is very hit and miss, but this novel hits...everything. It's well-paced, well-written, has a great plot based in scientific fact...a lovely story that provides a new angle on the Loch Ness Monster without losing any of the danger and mystery that makes this cryptid so intriguing.”Melissa M wrote this review Tuesday, March 18, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Steve Alten must have read "The DaVinci Code" and wondered how it would work if it also had a giant monster eating people thrown into the mix. Turns out, it works out pretty good. This mix of history, science and suspense succeeds on all levels. Its still just a popcorn book, but one you won't want to put down. If there is a Loch Ness monster, its origins are probably pretty close to those postulated here (based on current popular theories). As far as the history goes, Alten weaves in and out so seemlessly, its hard to tell came from research and what he just pulled out of his backside, but its all entertaining. And of course whenever things threaten to get slow, someone ends up as Nessie chow, and isn't that all you really want from this kind of book? Steve's best book yet!”Sixpack wrote this review Saturday, January 5, 2008. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great thriller involving the Loch Ness monster. Alten creates a believable scenario in which a Loch Ness monster could exist (in the novel, at least), weaving in Scottish history going back to William Wallace. ”Paul Eckert wrote this review Thursday, November 29, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Favorite quote from this book: "Butts are for crappin'."”Deanna B wrote this review Sunday, October 28, 2007. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No