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The Totem
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on September 16, 2014
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Very good.
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on July 12, 2014
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Great Read
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on February 20, 2014
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There is a reason why this book is listed as one of the top 100 horror books ever written. The story is gripping, and fast paced. This is the revised edition so be advised if your looking for the original copy. I am curious as to the differences, so I may end up ordering the original!

~worth the read~
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on May 9, 2013
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I have read other things by this author and enjoyed him. This book is very interesting for all the descriptions of the out doors. It made me feel like I was there.
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on April 27, 2013
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I bought this on a recommendation, thinking it was a scary-monster-gonna-get-ya book. It WAS!! Wow! The character development was a little weak, some things didn't make a lot of sense, but it was spine-tingling, none-the-less. I LOVE books to scare you, and this one was pretty good! I did enjoy it!
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on March 3, 2013
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If you like suspense or horror novels then this book is a must read. I finished it in just a couple days and could hardly put it down. Don't start reading if you aren't prepared to stay up until 3 am.
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on February 14, 2013
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***SPOILER ALERT***

As usual, Morrell has crafted a story with excellent writing and attention to detail. His writing style is compulsively 'moment by GD moment' type writing, which is mesmerizing and, I suspect, the real secret to his success.

The STORY on the other hand is, um...well, a little weak. "Them dadgum hippies really DID infect us! Let's go git 'em."
There are also several logical holes in the story, with little explanation. Many other reviewers point this out.

Character development is OK, but not great. Slaughter is like the cowardly Lion, trying to get his courage back, but you don't realize this until about 2/3 of the way through the novel ('Oh, so he's a coward - seemed pretty stable to me.' The only foreshadowing for this I saw was when the cat attacked him and he had to shoot it - but I think that would have rattled most normal people, actually).

I have no idea where Dunlap's dream came from. It's not really explained. Almost like a type of second-sight, you might say. The final image of Quiller, right over top of the 'gimmicky' - a la the late DV Swain - red corvette seems to indicate a strange love-hate relationship with the idea of a savior (as in Christianity). I don't know what else to say about it - it's that strange.

Like most Morrell novels (or at least all that I've read) - the ending comes fast after a long build up and is a mix of bitter sweet, providing a resonance that makes you think, and feel, and then think some more. That is probably the other secret to his success, the ability to pull the rabbit out right at the very end. Even though some parts of the almost-over-written novel you had to slog through, the ending makes up for it - makes you think - 'Damn, that was good... What else has he written?'
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on September 6, 2012
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This is an excellent book that is a must to read. David morrell has written some really good books, but the unedited version of this book is true genius in it's purest form. You will have problems sleeping for a long time to come when you finish reading this book.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Morrell, as the other reviewers have stated, is a skilled writer, and this novel has a well-deserved reputation. The shorter 1979 edition (called the UK edition) follows the 1995 version (called the US edition). If you purchase this on kindle, the 1979 edition starts around 60%. I enjoyed the 1995 version so that I'm planning on reading the 1979 version immediately.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on June 8, 2012
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Another great adventure novel from David Morrell -- this one however has its feet firmly planted in the horror genre. This is Morrell's take on the werewolf myth. Something is disemboweling the cattle in the Wyoming town of Potter's Field and it is up to a group of deeply flawed protagonists to solve the problem.

Be aware, there are two versions of this book -- the longer and the shorter. The eBook contains BOTH, even though it may not appear to. I have only read the longer version so far. Sometimes, the shorter book appears as part of the last chapter.
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