- File Size: 3559 KB
- Print Length: 160 pages
- Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1925493636
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Severed Press (August 14, 2016)
- Publication Date: August 14, 2016
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01KF6YDM4
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #159,742 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Still, character development is alright. Our hero, Travis Morrison, is well realized, and I did feel bad for him as things went from bad to worse to terrible. My only complaint might be, near the end, he worries that his wife will leave him if he messes up again, whereas everything we had heard about his wife beforehand didn't clue in that she was at such a breaking point. Maggie Fisk is humorous at first, although she got annoying when she entered the "No we can't kill it!" cliche that such characters sometimes fall into. Ely Stone was humorous, and fun, though it almost feels like the story could have used more of him when all is said and done. Atticus Goulding is your standard evil, old, rich guy who's not afraid to twist the law to keep things under wraps - oh yeah, he's also a racist who sees people as expendible. (Have I mentioned he's the villain? Is that coming across?).
One thing that surprised me was the low body count. I could probably count on one hand the number of people killed by the title creature before Travis & Co. decide to go take it down. Another thing that surprised me is that the climax seems a little... tame. It almost feels anticlimactic. It wasn't quite the way I expected it (well, it sort of was... it's hard to say without giving spoilers), and I wasn't sure if I should be thankful at that or disappointed. You're definitely rooting for people there, but compared to climaxes in other books along this similar theme, it feels a little rushed.
My earlier mentions of cliches and formulas aside, I don't necessarily write all that in a negative light. If you're looking for the next "Great Gatsby," well, okay, you should probably look elsewhere. If you're looking for a fun monster story that has all the staples of a monster story, then this will satisfy your literary needs. I read it fairly quickly, and enjoyed my time reading.
I love well made disaster movies and well made dinosaur movies. To me an Alligator or Crocodile are the dinosaurs that survived. They are every bit as dangerous as their ancestors. They continue to reap havoc wherever they live whether it be Australia, Africa, or America. This is my first novel featuring Gators, but I have enjoyed some well made suspenseful / horror movies with the monster being an Alligator or a Crocodile. Anytime a group of unsuspecting people stumble across a huge fearless animal with a wide gaping mouth full of sharp teeth and crushing jaw power, not to mention their stealthy sneak attack nature -- it is a disaster getting ready to happen.
Steve Yeager has penned an entertaining thriller that keeps the reader engaged and sometimes enraged with the lies and powerful people putting money & influence ahead of the lives of the unsuspecting public. On more than one occasion I wanted to light a fire under the laconic deputy sheriff. But the story needed to play out. It's not very exciting if the monster is captured in the first chapter.
This was an easily read book, that I listened to on my Kindle, trying to drive slower to my destination so that I could experience what happened next in the story. I downloaded the Sample and was pulled right in. I was forced to stop at a public library to use their WiFi to download the full book on my Kindle Unlimited account. I even had to remove an unread book in order to select GATORS. It was worth it!
If you want an enjoyable "light" (for horror fans) summer read and you don't live near Gators, then I'd recommend this book to you. But my advice to you is to stay away from swampy waterways.