- Mass Market Paperback: 368 pages
- Publisher: Leisure Books (Mm) (April 1997)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0843942258
- ISBN-13: 978-0843942255
- Product Dimensions: 1 x 4.5 x 7 inches
- Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces
- Average Customer Review: 3.4 out of 5 stars See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,806,434 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Carnivore Mass Market Paperback – April, 1997
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Top Customer Reviews
This is the literary version of a classic "creature on the loose" B-movie. If you come into it with this in mind, you'll be able to suspend disbelief and enjoy this book. Also, the fact that this book isn't outrageously priced like some out-of-print books makes it a worthwhile read. This book is very cinematic and would make an easy conversion to film or graphic novel, providing the sci-fi/horror elements are kept intact.
Carnivore uses numerous situations/plot elements from both versions of THE THING as well as Roger Corman's Carnisaur movies. And anyone who knows anything about the quality of life at the South Pole will find the whole thing laughable. But I'll be dipped in t-rex dung if I didn't finish this thing in a day or two. Mr. Clark...bring me a sequel! A real guilty pleasure, but I loved it!
The story plot is that a dinosaur egg is found in the ice at the South Pole. Scientists retrieve it and stimulate it so that it hatches early. Voila! It's a baby T-Rex. The first human the baby bonds with is a female scientist who nutures and cares for it while it very rapidly grows up. Meanwhile, a nefarious group of scientists and adminstrators at the South Pole station have plans for the meat loving baby T-Rex, but the T-Rex shows an unexpected level of intelligence and that's when the carnivorous fun begins. The ending is as unusual as the T-Rex's unbelievable ability to tolerate and even thrive in Antarctic extreme cold weather conditions. I guess that's why it ate so much meat, because it had to keep it's metabolic furnace on high to stay warm.
I liked Carnivore a lot as a B movie kind of creature/monster genre book. I am going to keep it and reread it after I have forgotten about it some.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Is this a good book? No. You can tell right from the cover that it is not going to be a good book. Is it an entertaining book? YES!! Read morePublished 22 months ago by A. Almanza
I understand it was fiction - however, even my 6 year old granddaughter knows that anything prehistoric would not like in that kind of weather - and t rex can't swim.Published on December 26, 2013 by Amazon Customer
This is a fun throwback to 50s giant monster flicks.Lean on character development but very cinematic.A fun,lightweight,horror read worth checking out.Published on August 25, 2013 by Allen Gamboa
Poor story, hatching out a tyrannosaur in Antarctic. The only female in the story was just plain bad, I still don't know why I finished it.Published on June 7, 2013 by Sheila
While not a scientifically accurate novel it is actually darn entertaining.
The story has a certain B-movie vibe and pulls it off in a good way, making it an entertaining... Read more
I did not expect a prize winning novel but it was just one scene of dino-chomping people gore after another, I could not even finish it.Published on February 10, 2012 by Ralph G. Marantino
This Book is a incredible adventure of Science Fiction. Put (The Thing's) Arctic setting in and mix it with Carnosaur Dinosaur Gore and Carnivore by LEGH Clark is what you get. Read morePublished on January 21, 2012 by George
You ever wish someone would novelize those cheesy flicks they show on the SyFy Channel? Well "Carnivore" comes pretty darn close. Read morePublished on August 18, 2011 by David Girod
A dinosaur egg frozen in the antarctic hatches into a hungry T-Rex that attacks the crew of an ice station who must battle the monster as well as russian saboteurs. Read morePublished on April 4, 2010 by Kenneth Sohl