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Crescent Paperback – June 26, 2009
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Crescent is the ultimate sci-fi / horror mashup. It's a wicked blend of the claustrophobia seen in Ridley Scott's Alien, and the viral demonology of Carpenter's Prince Of Darkness with the hard-drinkin' bad attitude of Battlestar Galactica added for good measure. The future has never been so frightening. Phil Rossi brings it. --J.C. Hutchins, author of Personal Effects: Dark Art and 7th Son: Descent
Phil Rossi has crafted a space station tale with sex, horror, and vibrant attention to tech and human detail. Evocatively served, highly recommended. ---Paul Levinson, author of The Plot to Save Socrates
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Best of all, Crescent doesn't rely on gore to be scary. Phil Rossi's novel has a creepy atmosphere from start to finish, one that ramps up the further you go along. Many of the best scares seem to happen just out of the corner of your eye. All that combined makes this story very hard to put down. Don't be surprised if you stay up all night reading it. And be even less surprised if you check inside your closet and under your bed before you turn out the lights to go to bed.
Rossi has written a story that transcends the genre - in a similar way that Battlestar Galactica did. You'll either find you can't put it down or you'll only read it during the daylight hours. It's that good.
This book started out with some genuinely terrifying sequences. I actually found my heart rate sky rocketing and goose bumps on my arms.
Don't read this at night with the lights off geez...
The story starts off setting a great pace, even though I was terrified of the horror sequences, I found myself reading on.
My problem is that the book sort of "loses its way" just before halfway through and never really "finds itself" later on.
It was inexpensive and entertaining but very strange once it became too scattered and confusing.
Phil Rossi, well done sir!!
Honestly, the book is engaging overall, yet suffers from many things:
1 - goofy "villians"
2 - a "monster" (or "monsters") that aren't developed at all
3 - goofy sex scene writing (and there's a lot of them)
4 - flat, lifeless ending
5 - the writing looses track of the characters' emotions and the effect bad events would have on them
I think had Daniel Abraham written this story, it could've been epic. It was my first Rossi read, and I don't think I'll read another.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I did enjoy this book, however the book is *full* of grammatical and spelling errors that take me out of the story. Clearly there was slipshod editing at best. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
"Crescent" is a a delightful mix of sci-fi and horror. Set at the far reaches of mapped space, the story follows a salvage pilot desperate for a payday, a security officer... Read morePublished 6 months ago by Nick A Kelly
Scary. Just flat out wide awake in the middle of the night scary. Loved it.Published 18 months ago by Ian McNiff
This scifi books is a very common, let interesting mix of genre typically seem. It is science fiction with horror, suspense, and supernatural entities that haunt the space... Read morePublished 19 months ago by bryan wiggins
This novel is a blend of science fiction and horror, with some elements of political thriller and organized crime fiction. Read morePublished 23 months ago by M. R. Alfawakhiri
You can't stop eating it, but you don't feel full at the end.
The writing is fair.
The story is fair.
Every aspect is 2 stars.
I don't really read a whole lot, so I would say I don't have much experience in writing a review for books. Read morePublished on January 14, 2013 by blackhawk0042
Pretty OK trash sci-fi. Good suspense, and I enjoyed the plot. Wouldn't even put it in the same genre as say 2001: A Space Odyssey. Read morePublished on December 23, 2012 by Erik
Like alot of independantly published books this books has multiple gramatical errors (much like this review). Read morePublished on June 1, 2012 by christian prout