Book Reviews of The Devouring

The Devouring
The Devouring
Author: Douglas D. Hawk
ISBN-13: 9780843936421
ISBN-10: 0843936428
Publication Date: 8/1994
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

4.3 stars, based on 4 ratings
Publisher: Leisure Books
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Don't let the packageing fool you....
This novel appears to be one of those cheap, formulatic horror novels that are a "dime a dozen," but, as I discovered, it was anything but. The basic story itself is a little familiar, being: man against an evil, centuries old species that comes out of hiding for survival purposes, but, the author tells this somewhat familiar tale in such an exceptional and very intelligent manner, that the reader will forgive any feelings of deja vu. Douglas D. Hawk is an obviously intelligent man whom appears to have done his homework concerning his chosen craft. His characters are well developed, his settings are well crafted, and he has a great sense of humor that never sinks to silliness. This novel moved at a brisk pace throughout, keeping the reader's full attention. An avid reader can see the outcome a mile away, but, once again, the author does an admiral job of putting a "freshness" to an often told tale, thus, the ending remains pleasant and satisfying. I would recommend this novel to all horror lovers in general.
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From Back Cover:
In the depths of the earth, they wait. Their boundless hunger grows, and their untold numbers promise to unleash a raging fury that cannot be stopped. Above the sleeping town, they prepare. Their time has come to prey on the weak and defenseless. Soon no one will escape thier madness. In the dark of the night, they attack. Anything that moves will become their victims. Anything that breathes will have to fight a horror beyond imagining. Anything that lives will face agonizing death.