This was a very easy book to dive into and go for a scary, thrilling ride with Malorie & co. There is a looming sense of claustrophobia, given much time is spent in the dark, and fearing what sight will bring. The only disappointment is that I really wanted the author to give a little more time to the 'creatures'. There is no explanation at all given to how/why they/it manifested, so the mass deaths of possibly billions are a bit hard to fathom when there's not a single reference to what anyone is seeing (or are they, even?). That aspect would have been easier to swallow if there'd been a little bit more time or thought given to it, considering they play such a huge part in the story. Nonetheless, a great stay-up-till-you-finish-it read.
Don't bother with the movie. It's utterly light-weight, changes loads of the story, and doesn't carry nearly the fear, angst and depth of scariness that the book has.
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0062895710
- ISBN-13: 978-0062895714
- Product Dimensions: 13.3 x 1.9 x 20.3 cm
- Boxed-product Weight: 200 g
- Customer Reviews: 3,094 customer ratings