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Release Date: February 1, 2009
Oh man! I ate this one up- what a RIDE! I remember reading one of Brian Keene's books years ago and it definitely wasn't a favorite of mine (it was Urban Gothic). Because of that I didn't pick up any more of his books because I didn't think his writing style was for me. Thankfully, I decided to purchase a few more of his books as I am hugely into horror right now and was DELIGHTED with it! Castaways was truly everything I was looking for. Naive but interesting characters, a setting on a tropical island, a reality tv show (they are contestants), and apelike creatures that go berserk on those who chose to impede on their land.
Overall, I found this to be a fantastic read and it reminded me of my my favorite horror authors novels (that would be Richard Laymon). At the end of my edition there's an authors note that actually tells us that Brian Keene wrote this based on Laymon's hit series, The Beast House! I thought this was really cool. I wish I had read it back in 2009 now because this is an amazing tribute!
Anyway, if you like horror where people are picked off (and literally picked apart) by inhuman creatures then this is a must read for you! I have gone ahead and purchased more of the authors books based on this one and I am so excited to read many, many more! I just wish they were still being sold in Mass Market Paperbacks! I have to purchased mine from thrift stores and ebay.
You can find all the latest book reviews I have posted on the blog! I read various genres depending on my mood so there is a little something for any reader. xox Elle xox