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The Slime Beast (Slime Beast Series Book 1) Kindle Edition
- ASIN : B0041OT6HY
- Publisher : Black Hill Books (August 1, 2010)
- Publication date : August 1, 2010
- Language : English
- File size : 252 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 80 pages
- Lending : Not Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,454,953 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Guy N. Smith, best known for his Crabs series ( Night of the Crabs , Killer Crabs , The Origin of the Crabs , Crabs on the Rampage , Crabs: Human Sacrifice , Crab's Moon ) spins a short tale of terror with his masterpiece: the result is The Slime Beast. The tagline (A monster from earth or beyond the stars?) ring bells reminiscent of old `80's horror movies, and that's exactly what The Slime Beast will remind you of.
Smith packs on the blood and gore telling the story of an expedition searching for King John's lost treasure on the shores of the wild European East Coast marshes; the three-person expedition find a creature hibernating in the mud of one of the shores. They accidently awaken it, and it goes on a rampage, killing anybody or thing it encounters. The village not to far from the coast is terror-stricken, but the professor of the expedition is to busy trying to catch the creature, which they dub the "Slime Beast" for his own personal gain.
Smith keeps the plot tied around only a small group of characters, which means that the plot just about never jumps around from character to character. Focusing on a limited food supply for the beast works in Smith's favor, and the book never gets boring, even though my edition, the 1979 one, is only 110 pages long.
My only complaint about the book was that it seemed to come and go to fast; there really wasn't character development; it was just straight to the action. Doing so, in my opinion, just ruins the effectiveness of the book it self... Still, you'll finish in a couple of hours, waiting to see what Smith will come up with next.
By Brandon Blankenburg on July 10, 2006
That night the creature stirs and begins a murderous rampage of killing and devouring some of the locals. The locals think the expedition is responsible and target them for a hanging party.
Soon even the military is involved in trying to stop the beast but their weapons are powerless.
Is the creature from outer space newly arrived on a meteor, or is it a legendary protector of the treasure? You will have to read to find out.
One of the earlier efforts from the author. Reminiscent of the Crabs books or Abomination. A fun quick read for fans of his brand of horror.
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This is a typical Guy N. Smith tale of romance, monsters, sex, local yokels and more sex as a small archaeological party searching the Wash for a lost treasure uncover a creature that soon spreads fear along the East coast. After a low level killing spree the army are called in
At 144 pages it's the perfect size to be read in a single day. There's not much room for major character development but Smith still manages to introduce around a dozen characters, some of whom come to a pretty grisly end.
It's not Smith's best book but it's still got everything I want in a quick horror read and I loved it.