Book Review of The Ruins

The Ruins
The Ruins
Author: Scott Smith
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Horror
Book Type: Hardcover
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Helpful Score: 2

A compelling premise when combined with stereotypical, static characters results in a 319-page interminable read. Sadly, I find almost every book lately is an overblown short story. If memory serves Stephen King already did a similar tale with his usual panache, perhaps explaining his favorable review. See if you don't agree this book should have been trimmed by half, thereby ramping up the tension and reader enjoyment, as well as freeing time better spent on more deserving books.