- File Size: 432 KB
- Print Length: 108 pages
- Publication Date: May 4, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K4N02G0
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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- #7812 in Books > Literature & Fiction > Action & Adventure > Mystery, Thriller & Suspense > Thriller & Suspense
RAZORBACKS Kindle Edition
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Not only is the hero and an unusual character, but the villain is as well, a Hogzilla called Brown Muzzle. The monster feral hog leads a pack of other wild pigs that hunt down humans trapped by traffic pile-up on a West Texas highway in a sand storm.
Mahaffey also does a great job with the setting. He makes the sand storm another sinister character that helps and hinders humans and wild pigs alike. His descriptions are so well done that the reader can almost taste the dust.
At under a 100 pages RAZORBACKS is a novella, which I think is the right format for the story. It is short enough to be read in one sitting and believe me, you will want to read it in one sitting. Stretching it into a longer work would have smoothed out the twists and turns of the rollercoaster ride that it is and taken away from enjoyment of the story. And at a penny a page, RAZORBACKS is affordable entertainment and well worth its price.
I highly recommend RAZORBACKS by George S. Mahaffey.
A man and his son risk driving through a dust storm and wind up in the middle of a huge pileup. Dead and injured people are strewn around and blood is all over the place. As the storm worsens, it brings something with it. A pack of wild boars, with an uncommonly large leader. They smell the blood and close in for the easy pickings. There’s no place to hide, so the survivors must get creative. As if they really stand a chance against these killing machines.
The author wastes no time, putting you right in the middle of a bloody hunt. From there you go on to meet a father and his son. They have quite a twisted story of their own. Once things got bad, the boy really stepped up but I had doubts about the father. Soon it doesn’t matter, as they can’t find these things off by themselves.
One plan after another goes wrong. It gets pretty gory, I’m telling you. Sad that some characters I thought a lot of were killed off quickly. Others took a while to meet their bloody ends.
And the wild boar. Whoa…were they something else. Ever seen the movie Hannibal? That scene with the man eating pigs gives you a good picture of what they can do. No cute little piggies in these pages.
Great start, genuine characters, and some mean ass animals. It’s all good. And I liked the ending. Kind of a nod to into the sunset.
Story was good and the characters were okay but I kind of felt like most of them were there only for cannon fodder. I'd like to have gotten to know some of them a little better. Oh hell, let's be honest. Lindsay, I'd kind of invested a bit in Lindsay.
Punctuation, grammar and spelling errors were few enough that it appeared that the author had made a decent attempt at editing.
Liked it enough that I'll keep my eyes peeled for more of his work.
Razorbacks is deliciously warped enough to bring me a smile of contentment. I liked the plot and characterization. While I wouldn't put Mr. Mahaffey Jr. in the Stephen King league (there's really only one member in that group!), I believe this author to be on a par with Richard Laymon- an author whom King did highly recommend.
A Father and son are traveling on a lonely stretch of road in Texas when a sandstorm comes up and suddenly visibility is zero and the cars and trucks start crashing into each other and piling up. As the people start emerging from their vehicles, assessing the situation, a band of feral hogs begins to smell the blood of those injured and dying or dead, and home in on them. Finding a way to survive while waiting for help to arrive drives this story to it's conclusion. Very hard to put down once things start rolling. Loved it!!
If you like the whole feral pig attacking humans thing, you should also check out the classic 1984 Australian film Razorback.
Suprisngly enough, it was really good. The authors use of purple prose and awesome vocab made the book stand out as a gem.
Check it out if you like survival horror with lots of gore sprinkled throughout.