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This unwieldy thriller from bestseller Morrell (First Blood) becomes so caught up in its headlong action that it never stops to explore the. Creepers is a horror novel by Canadian writer David Morrell. This is Morrell’s twenty-fourth novel. Plot summary[edit]. This section’s plot summary may be. Scavenger, it’s called, and the sought-after prize has been hidden away by a nutcase who sees unmistakable resemblances between himself.

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Of course who knows what happened when Frank and Amanda manage to get back to “civilization” leaving all the other survivor members of the game, the Game Master, and his sister dead. A lot of violence. An ecstatic Cora runs toward him, only for Rick to die again in her arms. Ronnie once again appears. Although I found this book to move at a quick pace, I also found the story to be a rehash of many novels which have gone before it, I wont waste anyone’s time by naming novels, but the similarities are obvious.

But it turns out that the lecture and History Club are a ruse to kidnap Amanda and others morerll place them in peril as part of a real life “video” game. They get to Carlisle’s suite only to discover that Ronnie has made this his home, complete with an exercise studio, set of elevators, kitchen, and movie theatre.

Dwvid made it to page of of Scavenger before making the executive decision to shut this one down. Sign up here to receive your FREE alerts. Nov 07, Ms. Aug 03, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: It brings something that other books of the same ilk don’t have.

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At the outset, there are five, all brought to the starting line after being drugged and kidnapped. We get a bit of creepy weirdness. This book was written in and in a little over ten years, the book already seems somewhat dated with the players using hand-held GPS devices and the most advanced cell phone being a Blackberry! Geocaching is also talked about in the novel and is something I have heard about but really knew little Video gamers will be most satisfied.


But by the time I got around to page fifty or so, the story had stalled in too many info dumps and flashbacks. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. I really enjoyed reading this book. If you have a wide open imagination and could care less about reality and how we as humans move through it, then this book may work for you.

Balenger gets his gun back and the five try to go upstairs, Balenger remembering that Carlisle’s suite had been there. Ma alle mie spalle odo continuamente l’alato carro del tempo che si avvicina veloce: This was particularly disappointing since I really enjoyed the author’s Creepers – which features some of the same characters.

Before they realize it they have been attacked and Balenger’s gun is stolen.


If you can accept the plot points Morrell tosses at you without examining them too closely, the story is a fun read. And the villain and his ideologies were scacenger awesome. When an officer asks what has happened, Balenger replies, “The Paragon Hotel.

To save himself and the woman he loves, he must play by the rules of a god-like Game Master with an obsession for unearthing the past. I took part in one when I was maybe eight years old. My main problem with this book is the plausibility of events. David has morrrell down in spades.

They are stuck in a building, but guess what, someone knows the history of the building and guides them out. Aug 04, John Bruni rated it it was amazing. Not much of this makes sense, but then, prolific Morrell has never been a stickler for seamless plotting.


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I got hungry, and still I didn’t stop. Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of Creepersnow finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear scavenged death.

Scavenger – David Morrell

Well I wasn’t very impressed with that but I was more than ready to give this a go. The five players are made to wear different colored moorrell suits, use a GPS device, and always wear a headset that the “Game Master” can dsvid to communicate with them. I’m not scagenger gamer or anything but I do contribute a healthy amount of time playing my PS3 or Xbox Nov 16, Evans Light rated it it was ok.

I could not stop reading this until I was done. In addition, some of the details presented about geo-caching and video games seemed stale and outdated, as well as somewhat condescending. They discover that Ronnie has a video system all about the Paragon and has been spying on them all the time.

I love the obscure info and the odd premise. I really wanted to like this book. Ecker rated it liked it.

Feb 20, William M. Maybe I was younger then. I think it probably would have been a much better read if it stood alone, rather than as a sequel. Not as “scary” as it was hyped to be. You’re scavenher the right place A fast read with a good amount of suspense.