“ Genre: Crime / Thriller / Author: Scott Nicholson / Kindle Edition / 277 Pages / Book is published 2010-10-12 by Haunted Computer Books „
Scott Nicholson is an author who has been compared by some as the next Stephen King but, for me, this is a bit of a misnomer. Nicholson is by no stretch of the imagination any where near as good a writer as Stephen King and though his books tend to be okay, none of them so far have proved to be paticulary special even though they have been kind of fun to read.....
The Gorge then is in good company, being another of the authors various E-books (often available for free on amazon!) that is an okay and often thrilling read but nothing to paticulary write home about.
A group of outdoor adventurers who are testing out a new dinghy and range of outdoor survival gear in the Maine wilderness, stumble across a domestic terrorist and his accompliace who are fleeing the FBI. With the two Agents closing in, the terrorist and his partner realise they have to quickly make their escape and return to civilisation after hiding out in the woods for several weeks. But an inpromptu explosion opens up the entrance to a vast underground cavern and before long, both groups of people are being hunted by man-like vampire styled creatures that feast on the living and the dead!
This is a bit of a silly book and a has cult b-movie written all over it. With the recent big appetite by audiences for Grindhouse cinema, surely it only has to be a matter of time before one of Nicholson's books gets made intro a movie and this would be ideal!
The characters are very wooden and two-dimensional, the plot very samey and a little unoriginal (and why are all these horror stories have to be set in Maine ~ Stephen King country?) and yet there is a lot here to like. If you are looking for mindless escapism and nothing too heavy, then this book is ideal and is actually better written than you might expect.
It's not great, it's no shakespeare but then Nicholson is not looking for that ~ he just wants to entertain, and with this book at least, he certainly does that!