It ends in madness and murder. And worse Once a year, scoutmaster Tim Riggs leads a troop of boys into the Canadian wilderness for a three-day camping trip - a tradition as comforting and reliable as a good ghost story and a roaring bonfire.
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But when an unexpected intruder stumbles upon their campsite - shockingly thin, disturbingly pale, and voraciously hungry - Tim and the boys are exposed to something far more frightening than any tale of terror. The human carrier of a bioengineered nightmare. Rated 4 out of 5 by Kristina from Disgustingly Awesome!! Loved every second of this thrilling, terrifying, disgusting, edge of your seat book!
It really shows the length some people will go to to survive. Sadly what some people will do to others to survive. Rated 5 out of 5 by Kyle from Great Horror I wouldn't describe myself as an aficionado of the horror genre, but I took a risk on this novel given its positive press and was not disappointed.
Grotesque yes, but also gripping and a deeply human portrayal of how we handle crises. Rated 5 out of 5 by Brett from Loved it I loved this novel. Davidson Cutter takes a plot that could have otherwise been childish and unforgettable and has made it into a grotesque, scary, thrilling, awesome piece of writing. Very good plot and excellent characters. Rated 4 out of 5 by Olive from Creepy and Dark This novel is deliciously disturbing and very well written. I will definitely be reading another book by Nick Cutter.
Rated 5 out of 5 by RottieGirl from Disturbingly great This was a great read. Enjoyed every gory, disturbing bit of it. This is one of those books that is so well written that the pages just breeze by. A really great read with a feel of nostalgia for vintage Stephen King. The entire thing was mesmerizing from start to finish! Competently written, well structured, impressively tense, gripping psychological horror. A quick read and certainly a solid example of horror, with an adult level of madness.
The type of insanely intense raging terror that makes you feel all twisted and icky inside.
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Uncomfortable to my core and completely disturbed by the vileness of each moment spent with him. This sickeningly mesmerizing genetic Pandora's Box will leave you squirming, gagging, and compelled to continue on. The Troop, was certainly a well timed suitable reading. Since I have just finished devouring Brom's latest novel Lost Gods Rated 5 out of 5 by malcs from Super creepy Lots of body horror in this one.
Really interesting premise, very gruesome. Great mix of gross-out, plot, and quality writing. I'll definitely be looking forward to more from this author.
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Would recommend only to people who I know have an interest in this type of writing. Great book. Keeps you reading to see what's next. Original premise.
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Would make a great companion read to Lord of the Flies or Maze Runner. NOT dystopian, but rather "disturbian". And, yes, gross. Even Stephen King gave it a commendation, and in my opinion it was well deserved.
The author did a great job of describing all of the gory details while at the same time showing you the psychological impact of the situation on each character. It was an easy to read book with a complex storyline. I can't wait to read more books from this author! Rated 5 out of 5 by Michelle from The troop Great read, had me on the edge of my seat. Interesting setting, takes place on a little island off the north coast of PEI, which is actually an island in nunavut.
I definitelyrecommend it. Rated 5 out of 5 by Guy from Amazing Edge of your seat reading. Highly entertaining. I had trouble putting the book down. If you like Stephen King you'll enjoy this book Date published: Rated 5 out of 5 by Blackstrap from Riveting Disturbingly realistic! Best read in a long while!
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Will stay with me for some time to come. To even think about being in the position of those young boys Rated 5 out of 5 by Kim from The Troup Couldn't put this book down.
Disturbing parts but I couldn't stop myself from reading, very descriptive. Rated 2 out of 5 by Merricat from Could Not Finish I like spooky, scary, and even gory--but this book only had the gore and crossed a few lines I can't abide. Basically, there's 2 extended and VERY graphically-described scenes of animal torture, one of them involving a household pet.
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I've read some reviews that indicate there are more animal torture scenes later as well. I wish I had been warned about this as I would not have read the book at all. Aside from that, the writing is decent, although a bit florid, but the characters are walking stereotypes and thus quite dull to read about. Rated 4 out of 5 by Don from The Troop Different treatment of a familiar horror-scifi theme. Intrigued by PEI setting and group dynamic of scout troop. Rated 5 out of 5 by Linda from The Troop Kept me awake for nights.
Started slow pulling you in ever so skillfully. Will e looking for more books from this authour. Rated 2 out of 5 by Lianne from Skip unless More gross than scary, with trope characters. Readable, but only really recommended for readers who are into gross fiction. Not as scary as I'd hoped. Rated 4 out of 5 by Bobby Iza Darko from Beware the conquerer worm Read this and get the skin crawling. Its been years since I marathon read a book. I found it hard to put down and when I did I'd get antsy because the story would not slow down.
Loved it and really recommend you pick this up. Unnervingly realistic. Great read. Rated 4 out of 5 by Eugene13 from Creepy as heck This was a fun read if you enjoy a good scare. Probably best avoided while camping on a remote island. Rated 3 out of 5 by Richard from The Troop Won't think about worms the same again.
Decent read. Rated 1 out of 5 by Jen from Disturbing, not in a good way. The premise of the story is great, however the story was ruined because of the graphic, unnecessary, details that added nothing to the plot. The only reason I finished this book is because I'm one of those people who has hope that no matter how bad a book may be it has to get better. Reading something like this makes me question the authors mental stability. Rated 3 out of 5 by Joe from The Troop It's a very gory book and well written but I did not find it scary at all. Rated 1 out of 5 by Maureen from Tge Troop Stopped reading when the boy went for the kitten.
Not interested in reading about that.
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Rated 4 out of 5 by David from The Troop An old fashioned scary tale. Lots of gross stuff, fast paced and very frightening. Nick Cutter's debut novel 'The Troop' was an amazing read full of suspense, terror, characters, ambience and yes lots of Canada! After seeing Stephen King's endorsement of this book on the front jacket. I knew that I had to read this book. And it does not dissappoint! I am looking forward to Mr. Cutter's next novel. Do not take this book on a camping trip. Rated 4 out of 5 by Jennifer from The troop Creepy..
I would not read another Novel with this author's name behind it Too bad as I used to really enjoy a good Stephen King story Rated 5 out of 5 by Dale from The Troop Fabulous Rated 5 out of 5 by Taylor from The troop Holy crap what a read. It freaked me out.