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Avoids a lot of the obvious padding that has been a hallmark of the serious- but you’re left with little more than a lengthy short story. Fun overall, with a really dumb ending compared with previous books. Neither the best nor the worst of the lot.
I was really pleased to see this on Amazon. I've been a long time fan of Guy N Smith, and the Crab series - however preposterous - is just terrific. This is pulp horror, so there's no need to make excuses or justify it, it's just a fun read. If you like this, then get all the other Crab books.
On the downside this feels more like a sketch than a fully-fledged story or episode in the series. It's short - it can easily be read in one sitting (the page here claims 165 pages, but I'm not sure what they mean by that, number of words would be a better measure). As is often the case with digital only releases, some typos got through the net as well.
But none of that should detract from just having Guy write another of these. They're a lot of fun, and tap right into my childhood. Long may it continue.
A brand new novel in Guy N Smith's Crabs series. One of the joys of owning a Kindle has been rereading some the classic pulp novels I used to devour as a kid in the 1980s. In the last year I've read all of the crabs series, so it's rather timely that Mr Smith has decided to revisit the killer crabs with this new novella. For anyone familiar with the crabs novels you know exactly what to expect and The Return doesn't disappoint. For new readers, it's probably not the best place to start with the 7th book in a series but this book is quick, easy to read and with a very uncomplicated story-line it won't be difficult to follow.
The body count is surprisingly low for GNS - there are no huge scenes of killer crab carnage like in some of the earlier books. The Return is probably closer in tone to Origin of The Crabs than the rest of the series. Hopefully the crabs have returned for more than one book and this is start of a whole new cycle of killer crabs novels. I definitely want more.
Picks up long after events in the fourth book. It stills remain a quick read in under a couple of hours about Giant Crabs with a taste for human flesh that doesn't require too much thought. A definite step forward when compared to the last two books in the series and kind of gives a satisfying conclusion for the series.