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5 5 stars One of my favorite sub genres of horror is the creature feature, and boy does this one deliver On a small island off the coast of Cape Cod, something is happening in the middle of the island s dump There s hissing and movements, then someone s dog dies and so begins The Nest I m not going to make like this book is some kind of literary achievement, because it s not Does anyone really pick up a giant cockroach book and think it s literary I guess it s possible, but it s not the case here What this book IS is.
just plain romping and chomping F U N Set on an island in my home state the isolation makes for a cockroach feast And that s basically what we get cockroaches feeding on this one and on that one, in increasingly inventive and gross ways See my previous statement F U N Being that this was originally written back in 1980 Now shipping Order all five Paperbacks from Hell titles



On a 2 mile long, 1 mile wide island near Cape Cod, the small community there is unaware that the cockroaches infesting the nearby dump are undergoing a strange and frightening mutation No, this isn t a giant bug novel, though these cockroaches are slightly larger than normal These roaches have rapidly evolved to form a hive mind intelligence, as well as much stronger mandibles There are hundreds of thousands of them And they re hungry.
This was an above average creature feature, definitely a step above the typical nasties of the 70s and 80s whose authors hoped to cash in on the success of James Herbert s Rats trilogy Still, 448 pages is a bit much for a killer bug story, though the writing was grade A pulpy goodness, with vivid, disgusting descriptions of gruesome roach on human violence Here s a typic I was sent a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review Video review coming shortlyThe Nest, written by Gregory A Douglas aka, Eli Cantor , was originally published by Zebra books in 1980 Since then, the novel has been out of print, available only to those persistent enough to find it in used bookstores Fortunately, that is no longer the issue thanks to Valancourt books and their Paperbacks from Hell series With the help of author Grady Hendrix and vintage horror expert Will Errickson, Valancourt is reprinting five vintage horrors for modern day readers.
There is really no better starting place for the Paperbacks from Hell line than The Nest It flawlessly captures the gory, goopy animal attack entertainment of the 70s and 80s The story is simple enough mutated roaches over A guy fucks a pile of leaves and roaches shit in each others mouths I d give it ten stars if I could.
On a small, quiet island off the coast of Cape Cod, there s something up down in the dump.
The rats are on the run.
and then they simply aren t there any.
Something nasty has just moved up the food chain.
and the human inhabitants are next on the menu.
The Nest is an old school Nature Gone Wild novel, featuring healthy doses of gore.
brought to you by the creatures that make pretty much everyone s skin crawl.
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mutated.
evolving past repulsive into a relentless, flesh shredding, bone pulverizing army.
Yes, folks.
there appears to be a bit of a roach problem.
A fast, fun read that only asks you to enjoy the ride.
this ain t highbrow horror.
but it will have you seeing things scuttling under the fridge when you flick on the lights.
can t ask forthan that.
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5 out of 5 stars.
Æ The Nest Æ Well, that was creepy The Nest is for cockroaches as Arachnophobia is for spiders Damn near sure to induce entomophobia, this 1980 s creature feature horror brought back to life thanks to Grady Hendrix s Paperbacks from Hell and Valancourt books is a spine tingling, disturbingly good piece of fiction which, thanks to the authors extensive research, reads scarily plausible yep, even with these menacing cockroaches reaching the size of 8 inches in the book, somehow this feels like it could happen, making the story that little bithorrifying.
Set on an isolated island with a small community, The Nest follows the speedy evolution of a subspecies of cockroaches, leveraging off other well known insect characteristics such as the hive mind of ants, and the workers soldier classes of termites Without spoiling, there s some this has nothing to do with the 1988 namesake film what did i say before to seek a copy of 80 s horror paperback in chinkland is way harder than to find a pure piece of gold nuggetjust like, thesweeter the lick of ass is thestinky the fart it out blasts Was Just An Ordinary Garbage Dump On Peaceful Cape Cod No One Ever Imagined That Conditions Were Perfect For Multiple Breeding, That It Was A Warm Womb, Fetid, Moist And With Food So Plentiful That Everything Crawling, Creeping And Slithering Could Gorge To Satiation Then The Change In Poison Control Was Made And The Huge Mutants Began To Leave Their Nest In Search Of Human Trailer Î The Nest PDF by Î Gregory A.
Douglas Flesh Gorgeous prose and exceptionally creepy descriptions make this book one of my favorite surprise discoveries The writing quality of this author clearly displays a well educated man, and without question, a very talented storyteller His vision and vocabulary is crisp and clean, submerging the reader deep into his very dark territory This book contains some brutal, unrelenting violence against characters you come to care for, and the author dispatches them in graphic detail without an ounce of remorse This is definitely something I don t see every day with your standard horror book especially mainstream authors on the bestseller list Perhaps this is the tradeoff Write predictable and comfortable stories and sell lots of books, or be original and sell fewer The atmosphere is very rich and you feel as if you are stranded on the island along with the chara

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