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Brian James Freeman
07-03-2013, 03:54 PM
Got an ARC of The Troop by Nick Cutter today, has anyone heard anything? The author name is "a pseudonym for an acclaimed author of novels and short stories. He lives in Toronto, Canada."

http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1476717710/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&camp=1789&creative=390957&creativeASIN=1476717710&linkCode=as2&tag=052379122979-20

The Troop by Nick Cutter

Lord of the Flies meets The Ruins in this frightening novel written in the bestselling traditions of Stephen King and Scott Smith.

Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.

“Lean and crisp and over-the-top....Disquieting, disturbing,” says Scott Smith, author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan, The Troop is a visceral burn of a read that combines boldly drawn characters with a fantastically rendered narrative—a terrifying story you’ll never forget.

Highbury
07-03-2013, 04:28 PM
Intriguing, would laugh if its Margaret Atwood. Haha

Theli
07-04-2013, 02:22 PM
Sounds like an interesting read.

Highbury
07-08-2013, 09:18 PM
I've been thinking about this, and I'm wondering about Linwood Barclay. The only problem I think is that he's never written short stories unless I'm mistaken. Linwood is more of a mystery/suspense guy.

Brian James Freeman
07-08-2013, 09:37 PM
Turns out the author is Craig Davidson. I didn't get a chance to look at the ARC, but Richard took it home and it has Davidson's name on the copyright page.

Brian

Highbury
07-08-2013, 10:06 PM
Who? LOL
Had to google him as I can't say I have heard the name before.

Theli
07-08-2013, 10:24 PM
Me neither, check his short wikipedia page. Sounds like an interesting character, dunno what I think of the comparison to Chuck Palahniuk, I wasn't a huge fan The Haunted.

brlesh
07-09-2013, 03:42 AM
Me neither, check his short wikipedia page. Sounds like an interesting character, dunno what I think of the comparison to Chuck Palahniuk, I wasn't a huge fan The Haunted.

He's published in the past using the name Patrick Lestewka. He had a novel come out from Necro a few years ago called The Preserve, along with a few other things.

B.