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. 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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Preview — Scavenger by David Morrell. Frank Balenger, the resolute but damaged hero of Creepersnow finds himself trapped in a nightmarish game of fear and death.
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. But sometimes the past is buried for a reason. Scavenger is a brilliant, frightening hunter-hunted tale that layers modern technology over scavenyer dusty artifacts of earlier times. Hardcoverpages. Published March 13th by Vanguard Press first published To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.
To ask other readers questions about Scavengerplease sign up. Lists with This Book. Apr 17, TK rated it it was ok Shelves: I really wanted to like this book. No, I’m not just saying that!
I really really really did. It was boring to me. But it was full of action, you’re saying. When the man revives, the girl has been kidnapped and he is left with a note asking moorrell he would like to play a game where have we heard that one before?
But this game isn’t one of survival for the man; it is one that is closely related to video games–think if reality TV and XBOX had a love child.
But by the time I got around to page fifty or so, the story had stalled in too many info dumps and flashbacks. It was one of the worst endings I have ever read. Two stars for some of the innovative scenes, and the beginning: Nov 16, Evans Light rated it it was ok. I made it to page of of Scavenger before making the executive decision to shut this one down. I think the decision to bill this book as a sequel to Creepers was a poor one. Completely different type of story, and way too pulpy and unbelievable to continue.
Skimmed through to the end and it didn’t seem to improve in the slightest. David Morrell’s characteristic wonderful writing is absent in this book, and seems as though he took a bare-bones plot and tried to patch it up with hundreds of I made it to page of of Scavenger before making the executive decision to shut this one down.
David Morrell’s characteristic wonderful writing is absent in this book, and seems as though he took a bare-bones plot and tried to patch it up with hundreds of boring and barely rewritten factoids pulled from the internet. Comparisons in other reviews have been made to the movie Saw, but I think if you want an example of the best execution of this particular plot, watch the movie CUBE.
Aug 03, Mary rated it it was ok Shelves: Several people have been kidnapped and sent on a high tech scavenger hunt for a lost time capsule in the desert of the American West. This was particularly disappointing since I really enjoyed the author’s Creepers – which features some of the same characters.
This story was bogged down by descriptions of the history of time capsules which could have been interesting, had the info been presented Several people have been kidnapped and morrll on a high tech scavenger hunt for a lost time capsule in the desert of the American West. This story was bogged down by descriptions of the history of time capsules which could have been interesting, had the info been presented differently.
In addition, some of the details presented about geo-caching and video games seemed stale and outdated, as well as somewhat condescending.
Scavenger (Frank Balenger, #2) by David Morrell
Jun 10, Kevin rated it liked it Shelves: Scavenger — David Morrell Scavenger is a quick paced action adventure novel dealing with time capsules and what amounts to be a scavenger hunt in the wilderness.
Those familiar with Morrell’s book Creepers will recognize the two main characters in this book. 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. David Morrell does mention the Scavenger — David Morrell Scavenger is a quick paced action adventure novel dealing with time capsules and what amounts to be a scavenger hunt in the wilderness.
David Morrell does mention the Hitchcock idea of creating terror in open spaces, so he does clue the reader in that the idea is not new, and this is his twist on the subject. My main problem with this book is the plausibility of events. 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. I found some of the scenes wildly imaginative and even laughable. I know this book was not meant to be a comedy, but when events unfold so fast and play out so evenly and easily, what is one to do?
I chose to laugh. A great combination of action, thrills, and history. If you ever wondered what would happen if someone took video games to the extreme, this is a novel you need to read. Maybe I was younger then. As I read this book my intended rating swung from 3 to 2 and back to 3 again Again I wish for a half star or 10 star system.
This would get a 2. Let me hasten to say, it’s not that the book is bad. It’s just that it constantly left me apathetic. When away from it I wasn’t looking forward Reading this book I couldn’t believe this was the same man who wrote The Brotherhood of the Rose and The Fraternity of the Stone.
When away from it I wasn’t looking forward to getting back to it.
scavennger I didn’t think of it at all. I reminded myself to get back to it, just to get through it and move on. I pretty much just didn’t care. I had it in audio so it could be on when I was doing other things, but it didn’t draw me in, it didn’t involve me.
I know it meant to, I know it should have. Balenger and Amanda have already gone through so much in Creepersand now they fall into the hands of another a mad man. It was supposed to pull me in, I was supposed to care about them, but it just left me The plot of this sounds good and the idea is good but for some reason it didn’t work for me.
This and the last Morrell book I read The Shimmer have both been, less than stellar. This one wasn’t as big a disappointment scacenger me as The Shimmer. I begin to wonder if it’s that his writing has changed or if I have. If I go back and read Brotherhood of the Rose will i be disappointed? Maybe I shouldn’t try. I can’t wholeheartedly recommend xavid book, maybe you’ll like it, I suppose you should see for yourself.
The plot get’s going around the Idea of “lost time capsules”. Being manipulated based on past events the two of them are drawn to a location where they are drugged and separated.
Amanda is taken to a remote location and placed with a group of others whom scavenyer “Game Master” a troubled [read mad or insane] young man has “determined to be survivors.
Frank is left in the city where after a somewhat pointless police involvement he finds he’s supposed to function as “the Game Master’s” avatar. Frank refuses to play by the rules the “survivors” can’t as they are sort of walking bombs and because of copious cameras around the “gaming area” if they don’t play by scavfnger rules they get blown up. We get a search, we get lots of death, blood and dagid.
We get a bit of creepy weirdness. We get some inexplicable law enforcement shortsightedness. Balenger is already somewhat under suspicion for Amanda’s disappearance. He’s with the lead detective when the scaventer is killed, by a falling wheelbarrow. But the police never follow up.
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Somehow no alert goes out and he apparently walks away clean. Of course who knows what happened when Frank and Amanda scavenber to get back to “civilization” leaving all the other survivor members of the game, the Game Master, and his sister dead.
As I said I’m supposed to get involved in all this and really care about Frank and Amanda, but I never got involved with them.
I suppose I like the book better than I would have had Morrell killed them It’s not bad, it’s not unreadable, it’s just not a book that drew me in. Quaranta ore per avere salva la vita o meglio per “vincere” il gioco Scavengerpassando da un livello ad un altro.
Anche i libri dei miei scrittori preferiti sono capsule del tempo, scaveenger mi riportano nella Londra nebbiosa di Dickens, o nella vecchia New York di Edith Wharton, o nella Parigi degli anni Venti di Hemingway.
Sono opere che mi trasportano non solo nel passato vissuto dai loro autori, ma anche nel mio passato, morreol quel che ho sperimentato leggendoli per la prima volta. Ma alle mie spalle odo continuamente l’alato carro del tempo che si avvicina veloce: Feb 20, William M.
As I read the book, it seemed as if author Morrell davud a little behind the times, elaborating on video game and computer breakthroughs that are common knowledge to anyone with even the slightest interest in the video game market.