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Good Book..................................Lots of little bugga's eating anyone or anything (alive), that they can get too. A good read and IReally wish that we didn't have to write so many words, as this is reducndant and not necessary.
The book was offered to the Ministry of Zombies in exchange for a review.
OK – take a sci-fi creature feature from the 1950s, blend in some blood-curdling Clive Barker stuff & a twist of the bizarre & you end up with this new book from one of the crown prince of British indie horror Adam Millard.
It’s not a long book – around 100 pages. It flows well from start to finish as one neat package.
The story is a clear pastiche. Natural disaster in LA brings something to the surface that should never have seen the light of day. If you are afraid of creepy crawlies, you will love it. If you are scared of clowns then things are about to get much worse!
I love bizarro-horror & this title fits squarely in this niche. The plot is cliché, hell even the characters are cliché but that’s the way it’s meant to be. Throw in a waxworks & a director crying ‘Cut!’ & it the perfect twisted slice of comedy-horror.
I would also add, this is well written stuff. Pulp story does not mean pulp book. I had the paperback & it was a nicely put together volume. As for the story, it was tight & well-edited.
I'll be honest and say I had not read a lot of this author's work before picking up this one. I may be checking out more now though. Skinners was awesome. It's a FUN read that you will burn through at the speed of light because it's so well written and engaging. If you enjoy fun and scary books, you don't want to pass this one by.
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2013
Good ending, but that was the best part of the book. I chose this book for its rating and was disappointed. Premise was good but more time was spent choosing the next expletive phrase than in developing the story's elements, in my opinion. Words should paint a picture and evoke emotions. Also, there were some glaring errors of fact.
If you've read any Millard books before you'll know that nobody is ever safe for long, and in that way Skinners is kind of like the Feast movies, in that it sets up your expectations just to knock them away. That makes for a pacey read, and though it may feel light on characterisation at times, it doesn't really matter, as things fly by so fast, you'll find yourself entertained all the way through. The cover says it all really. If you're not into that, this won't be the book for you.
Wow, where do I even start with this? What an absolutely amazing read, well defined, well described and well written. I'm a big fan of Adam's work anyway but this was just fantastic. I thoroughly look forward to reading more of his work!! (and yay for kindle format!) I would say more but to be honest, spoilers!! You need to read this book if you are even vaguely interested in the horror genre.