This book couldn't be titled better. Characters and plot are so deep, and the author takes no shortcut in order to build tension and haunt our dreams, waking or sleeping. Really loved it. Lovecraft meets Jules Verne.
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3,0 sur 5 étoilesThe Deep
13 octobre 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Dude. I bought this and his other novel, The Troop, at the same time. There is just so much hype around these two books, I was unsure about *The Troop* but felt confident I would love *The Deep*.
Basically, a Veterinarian is summoned to go talk to his brother who is incommunicado at the bottom of the Marianas Trench researching a possible cure for a disease that has become a pandemic. It's like a last ditch effort to save humanity.
Most of the characters are fleshed out well, but there's lots of bags of bones hanging about also, people I wish I got to know better. I really wish we got to learn more about the disease. The disease sounded more interesting to be honest.
I liked how Cutter wrote the novel, the flashbacks are done really well, I was getting some serious *IT* vibes. Nick Cutter is a very good writer. He does creepy very well and is masterful when it comes to setting and description. The pace of the book goes at a good clip, he doesn't dawdle.
This book has so much promise, and I did enjoy reading much of it. In the end I dislikes the reveal and the ending, it kind of made me hate the book. I don't really hate it, but I won't bother with it again and most likely I won't be reading anymore of his books.
1,0 sur 5 étoilesEver seen the Movie Funny Farm w/ Chevy Chase?
10 mars 2017 - Publié sur Amazon.com
Ever seen the Movie Funny Farm w/ Chevy Chase? Remember the scene where “Andy” gives his wife the first few chapters of his book to read and then proceeded to stand over her shoulder pointing out all the places his creative brilliance was displayed, asking why she wasn’t laughing… And, remember when she broke into tears and told him to burn it because it was terrible with all the flashbacks, flash forwards, and a few flash sideways… well this is that book—at its best… The majority of this book doesn’t live up to the “Andy” standard.
I really wanted to like this book, I was thinking that it would be amazing—the end of the world with a curious disease and the only answer for human survival was at the bottom of the deepest ocean trench. WRONG!
My comments were a few pages in length and then I shortened them. Usually if I have a horrible experience I suggest that the next guy experience the same. Not this time. Don’t bother unless you’re an inspiring Author, in that case you’ll want to use this book as a reference—there are 100’s of examples of what not to do as an author.
Entire story below *Spoiler
1) First 20 Pages—there’s a world apocalypse/disease called “Gets” which people catch accelerated Alzheimer’s. (This is the last the update the reader will here of the “Gets”) 2) Next 260 Pages—There may be a cure at the bottom of the ocean. Events like the movie Sphere take place. (The reader has no idea of what is taking place with humanity) 3) The last 20 Pages—A Tall alien and a short alien tell the main character that they caused the “sphere” like events because they are mischievous. (picture the last scene of the movie Abyss) 4) In a single sentence—The main character asks if the Aliens created the “Gets”? The aliens say “No, the Gets was beyond their magical powers” THE END.
3,0 sur 5 étoilesNot great, but not bad either. Unexpected(?) would be an appropriate adjective to describe this novel.
14 juillet 2015 - Publié sur Amazon.com
After reading, "The Troop", one of the most disturbing novels I have ever had the pleasure of enduring, I eagerly anticipated Cutter's next masterpiece. While I can't say that I am completely satisfied, neither can I say that am I disappointed. I am more perplexed than anything, as the novel is nothing like what I expected. The novel begins with people suffering from "The 'Gets", a disease that makes one forget everything, even basic motor functions. People die horribly from starvation and dehydration, and I though, "Okay, I am liking this so far...". Then it turns into "The Abyss" where people are at the bottom of the ocean looking for a cure for said disease. The protagonists see horrible things, and experience even worse happenings, but the 'Gets is rarely mentioned, and when it is, it is a passing reference. It's like the novel did a complete 180 and took a different route around the premise. Like I said, I wasn't disappointed, nor was I pleased. I was left scratching my head, wondering, "What did I just read, and what did any of it have to do with anything else?". Just a weird overall experience, not unlike eating a meal when you are hungry and getting that one spice or ingredient that throws the dish off. It's not unpalatable, but you are left wondering, "What was that I just put in my mouth?" Yeah, It's sort of like that.