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Free download The Ruins Scott Smith Ð 6 Read & download Download Ú The Ruins ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB Trapped in the Mexican jungle a group of friends stumble upon a creeping horror unlike anything they could ever imagine Two young couples are on a lazy Mexican vacat. Scott Smith s wrote one of my favorite crime novels with A Simple Plan that released in 1993 Thirteen years later came his second book The Ruins which instantly became one of my favorite horror novels I ve got my fingers crossed that sometime later this decade he ll write another one and maybe it ll turn out to be the greatest sci fi epic I ve ever read The concept here is dirt simple Idiots go somewhere they shouldn t and bad shit happens In this particular case four American college students two boy girl couples are on vacation in Mexico where they meet several other tourists from all over the world A German named Mathis tells them that his brother got smitten with a woman and followed her to an archaeological dig in the jungle and that he needs to retrieve him before their flight home The Americans and another Greek fellow decide to join him and set out on an impromptu adventure following a hand drawn map to a remote locationA bunch of unprepared and ill euipped tourists wander off into the jungle What could possibly go wrongAfter they find themselves trapped on a hilltop by something that defies belief the young people endure thirst hunger and injuries and have to consider extreme actions in order to survive The sub title of this book could almost be A Series of Bad Decisions and that s one of the aspects that made it uniue for me A lot of horror is based around punishing people for their actions Frankenstein gets his monster for daring to try to change the natural order Jason slaughters teenagers for acting like teenagers In The Ruins there is no single moment of arrogance or failure of character to point out as the thing that bring about the situation Although there are plenty of small examples of rotten behavior that make it that much worse Rather it s just the sunny optimism that everything will be OK that puts these kids in a leaky canoe headed up that fabled Shit Creek with no paddles Smith does a great job of playing off the human nature of being in a bad spot and wondering how you got there only to have the sickening realization that you knew for a while that you heading into trouble but you somehow talked yourself into staying the course it with the assumption that everything would work itself outThe characters themselves are a departure from what you get in most horror novels these days Yeah I know some people hated them and they truly are a pack of insufferable dumb asses for a large part of the book But I think what some readers really didn t like about them was that they did act the way most of us would in those circumstances For example Jeff tries to play the hero and while you can empathize with his frustrations with the others he s also being a complete douche bag for not acknowledging the bigger picture The others also act with varying amounts of denial and panic What s interesting is that there are no easy answers as to how they should be behaving Serious spoilers here view spoilerJeff s insistence on amputating Pablo s legs and trying to convince the others to eat the corpse of another illustrates that you can make a bad situation worse by trying to do the right thing On the other hand sitting around and drinking teuila is criminally irresponsible on the part of Amy Eric and Stacy hide spoiler The Photographers Quick Guide to Photoshop Cs6 upon a creeping horror Petals Drifting unprepared and ill euipped tourists wander off into the jungle What could possibly go wrongAfter they find themselves trapped on a hilltop by something that defies belief the young people endure thirst hunger and injuries and have to consider extreme actions in order to survive The sub title of this book could almost be A Series of Bad Decisions and that s one of the aspects that made it uyền Sư uniue for me A lot of horror is based around punishing people for their actions Frankenstein gets his monster for daring to try to change the natural order Jason slaughters teenagers for acting like teenagers In The Ruins there is no single 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did act the way most of Kate Douglas us would in those circumstances For example Jeff tries to play the hero and while you can empathize with his frustrations with the others he s also being a complete douche bag for not acknowledging the bigger picture The others also act with varying amounts of denial and panic What s interesting is that there are no easy answers as to how they should be behaving Serious spoilers here view spoilerJeff s insistence on amputating Pablo s legs and trying to convince the others to eat the corpse of another illustrates that you can make a bad situation worse by trying to do the right thing On the other hand sitting around and drinking teuila is criminally irresponsible on the part of Amy Eric and Stacy hide spoiler

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Free download The Ruins Scott Smith Ð 6 Read & download Download Ú The Ruins ï PDF, eBook or Kindle ePUB To look for him What started out as a fun day trip slowly spirals into a nightmare when they find an ancient ruins site and the terrifying presence that lurks there. Wow what a disappointment I d been so excited about this I m not a horror novel fan but this had gotten such great reviews I figured I d give it a try The trailer for the movie also looked intriguing Unfortunately you may as well just watch the trailer and read the first forty pages of the book because beyond that it doesn t deliver My first issue with the book was the characters they re the most one dimensional people I ve come across in long time Goldilocks had personality It s hard to feel a whole lot of sympathy or empathy for characters who are nothing than stock types the ditzy sexy girl the boy scout etc Smith acknowledges their single dimensions midway through the book when the characters are talking about a film version of their situation and one of the character breaks them all down into types the boy scout the prissy girl the slut the funny guy Too bad Smith never makes the effort to flesh the characters out It s hard to get too worked up about their deaths when you don t feel like there s anything at stake The second problem and a far bigger one in my opinion is the lack of pay off Early in the book the characters end up stranded on a mountain kept captive by a Mayan village who forces them to stay on the mountain with this monster plant Yeah yeah the plant s terrible it s carnivorous and smart and is able to torture and kill it s captives Once I got to the point in the book where it s clear the characters are stuck on the mountain I thought I sure hope the next 400 pages aren t spent just detailing how these people die I sure hope we solve the mystery of where the plant came from why the Mayans are in collusion with it and if it s truly a plant at all or an extension of something much ominous below the surface So if you ask yourself the same uestions and think you ll get answers later in the book save yourself the time None of those things are answered and it is in fact 400 pages of describing each of their demise Part of the problem stems from Smith s tactic of only writing from the point of view of the American characters If the characters were interesting it might be worthwhile to see how they handle this awful and confusing situation but we ve already addressed that these folks are pretty dull I think a interesting approach would ve been to either tell part of the story from the Mayan s point of view or from an omniscient POV detailing the history of why such a malevolent force is at work in this spot Maybe my perception was skewed from the film trailers in thinking that this might be revealed I found the book frustrating because the characters briefly seem to be going in this direction mentioning how the Mayans have contained the plant and guessing at why they continue to hold people captive here They also touch on the fact that the plant may not be a plant at all Unfortunately Smith doesn t explore these ideas either through speculation on the characters parts or by having the characters physically seek out the source of the plant Sure it may be unbelievable that the characters would risk their lives trying to find the source but believability went out the window when the plant started talkig Smith already set up that the characters are boringnot so bright and going to die anyway so why not have them die in the pursuit of what this thing actually isOverall I thought the book was pisspoor The first 40 pages are good the story is tightly wound and propulsive but after that you may as well watch any generic slasher flick The Dhammapada up about their deaths when you don t feel like there s anything at stake The second problem and a far bigger one in my opinion is the lack of pay off Early in the book the characters end The Legend of Zelda Symphony of the Goddesses: Piano Solos up stranded on a mountain kept captive by a Mayan village who forces them to stay on the mountain with this monster plant Yeah yeah the plant s terrible it s carnivorous and smart and is able to torture and kill it s captives Once I got to the point in the book where it s clear the characters are stuck on the mountain I thought I sure hope the next 400 pages aren t spent just detailing how these people die I sure hope we solve the mystery of where the plant came from why the Mayans are in collusion with it and if it s truly a plant at all or an extension of something much ominous below the surface So if you ask yourself the same 연의 카발리어 7 Cavalier of the Abyss Vol 7 uestions and think you ll get answers later in the book save yourself the time None of those things are answered and it is in fact 400 pages of describing each of their demise Part of the problem stems from Smith s tactic of only writing from the point of view of the American characters If the characters were interesting it might be worthwhile to see how they handle this awful and confusing situation but we ve already addressed that these folks are pretty dull I think a interesting approach would ve been to either tell part of the story from the Mayan s point of view or from an omniscient POV detailing the history of why such a malevolent force is at work in this spot Maybe my perception was skewed from the film trailers in thinking that this might be revealed I found the book frustrating because the characters briefly seem to be going in this direction mentioning how the Mayans have contained the plant and guessing at why they continue to hold people captive here They also touch on the fact that the plant may not be a plant at all Unfortunately Smith doesn t explore these ideas either through speculation on the characters parts or by having the characters physically seek out the source of the plant Sure it may be The Bachelors Christmas Bride unbelievable that the characters would risk their lives trying to find the source but believability went out the window when the plant started talkig Smith already set Manhattan Boss Diamond Proposal up that the characters are boringnot so bright and going to die anyway so why not have them die 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  • Hardcover
  • 319
  • The Ruins
  • Scott Smith
  • English
  • 26 August 2019
  • 9781400043873