The Pines (1) (Pines Trilogy) Paperback – July 1, 2017
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- Paperback : 410 pages
- ISBN-13 : 978-0983045793
- Item Weight : 1.04 pounds
- Product dimensions : 5.5 x 0.84 x 8.5 inches
- Publisher : Uninvited Books (July 1, 2017)
- Language: : English
- Best Sellers Rank: #5,720,234 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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It took this reader a while to figure out for whom to root and who was OK to be got by a monster, primarily by the late introduction of the protagonist and the many characters. There were also frequent POV changes so I found reading a short paragraph before knowing which character starred in the section a bit distracting.
Overall, a fun recommended read for those who like things who prowl in the dark.
What started out as a seemingly mild tale quickly escalated to pure horror as I read of the first victim in the tale, a potential rape victim by the sick old man who had picked her up roadside while she was hitchhiking. At her refusal he put her out of the car at midnight along a dark stretch of road in no-man's land.
The story began during the month of August in one of the hottest summers in years. As she trekked through the pines believing it would be a short cut to where she wanted to go, she realized that someone or something was tracking her more than likely with malice in mind. She foolishly called out and of course no answer came until she slipped and fell into a bog where she was brutally assailed and slaughtered by something with long sharp claws and a multitude of teeth which tore into her as if she were a T-bone steak, rare and juicy to a starving man.
Other victims followed, those who had heard the legend of the Pines but shucked them all off as just that, Legends. That is until one by one they too became fodder for the beast.
Horror lovers will be held spell bound by this novel and be left being with a feeling of being very happy they do not live in the area of these woods. I know I felt that way. Written by a master story teller, this book set him on a road to fame as an author. You will live the tale of The Pines as if you were there watching every moment.
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The writers tendency to flit from scene to scene wildly and often needlessly also hamper any effort to keep interest.
On this basis i will not be reading anymore from Robert Dunbar.