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“I have read it! (Me and my brother,) and is was AWESOME! All about suspense and scary parts. It is great!”see full review » see other reviews »
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“As with the rest of Jack Kilorn's (a.k.a. J.A. Konrath) books, this book is not about serious, gripping character study. It's genre (the genre being bloody horror) fiction, and as such it get a certain amount of slack from me. Especially when an author is having a blast writing, you can forgive a...”see full review » see other reviews »
“As with the rest of Jack Kilorn's (a.k.a. J.A. Konrath) books, this book is not about serious, gripping character study. It's genre (the genre being bloody horror) fiction, and as such it get a certain amount of slack from me. Especially when an author is having a blast writing, you can forgive a lot.
Unfortunately, with 'Trapped', there's just too much wrong to be able to forgive. A tin ear for dialogue of 'urban youth', a third act twist that makes no sense and is inconsistent with the first 1/3 of the book, horrible inner dialogues and an utterly unnecessary and unrealistic portrayal of a 3-month old.
Sure, there's good gore, there are some good creepy moments... but overall, this one just doesn't click.”
“This is the fourth book I have read by Konrath in about the last week or so. This one was certainly the goriest thus far but I thoroughly enjoyed it nonetheless. It is also one to make you think about whether or not you believe that true evil exists. And if it does, is it born or can it be made? Or even "enhanced"?”Stephanie wrote this review Monday, July 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Cannibals on an island. Violent, sadistic but not much art (or even craft).”Jeffrey Sanzel wrote this review Saturday, April 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book scared me so much. I had to stop reading on several occasions because I was so freaked out. I plan on reading the first draft of the book later to see what the difference is.”Ashley D wrote this review Thursday, March 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Very attention grabbing. Full of action and good detailed horror.”Gina wrote this review Wednesday, March 27, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. It was the second novel I've read by Kilborn and I'm just as satisfied with it as I was with the first book I read (Afraid). I like how Kilborn includes consistencies throughout the two novels (military corruption, neurological experiments, mad doctors, etc.) and am curious if this continues with his other books. I must warn potential readers that this book, just like Afraid, contains extreme gore and violence and is not for the faint of heart. I'm assuming his skill for describing gore in precise detail can also be found in all of his novels but the only way to truly find out is to start another Kilborn book...which I have...ENDURANCE!”XTina wrote this review Thursday, January 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was one of the worst books I have ever read, yet I thoroughly enjoyed it. I wasn't sure whether this was a serious attempt at horror, or a tongue in cheek snub at the whole genre. It's got it all - a deserted island, a maniacal brain surgeon, crazed feral cannibals, annoying teenagers, do-gooder social workers and evil military men. It's so stupid, it's hysterical, and there were times when I laughed out loud so hard. My favourite bit was when the cannibals pulled out their cutlery and a salt grinder! I mean, seriously!
I listened to the audio book of this, which probably made it funnier because the guy reading it had such theatrical intimations in his voice to stress the horror, that the comedic value went through the roof.
Don't think I'd go back for any more of this author though.”
After reading Endurance (which I loved and you should read as well), I just had to pick up other reads from this author. Seriously, this guy can write horror like you wouldn't believe.
Shocking, disgusting, horrific. All in a good way. An unforgettable read that will stay with me for a long time. It had me going one way and then pulled a 180. I'll admit something. I squirmed in my seat on more than one occasion. My stomach even did some acrobatics. That never happens.
There are two versions of this story. The original/uncut and the rewrite. I've read both and I'm here to tell you, the uncut version is the way to go. It's more raw and in your face. Of course, some prefer the newer version but to each their own. You can't lose either way. What you really need to do is read both. ”
“In general I liked the story. It had some good twists although there were some definite problems and it felt a bit rushed at the end. ”Zombie Kitten wrote this review Monday, October 1, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it! I read the second version before I read the uncut copy. I think I prefer the uncut version. The one thing that did confuse me though were Martin's thoughts during the beginning of the book. It left me wanting more!”Tricia M wrote this review Friday, July 13, 2012. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No