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    (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith “The vines covered everything but the path and the tent’s orange fabric In some places they grew thinly enough that Eric could glimpse the soil underneath – rockier than he would’ve expected dry almost desertlike – but in others they seemed to fold back upon themselves piling layer upon layer forming waist high mounds tangled kno

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    Scott Smith Õ 9 review (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith 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 Rui

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    (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review Horror is my least favorite genre but real read horror if it's well written and The Ruins is wonderful I loved it I read The Simple Plan and loved the prose and the characterization between the two brothers I thought Simple Plan would be a one and out and then The Ruins came out I bought because of how much I loved Simple Plan and was not dis

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    Free read The Ruins (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review Stephen King has a short story that I believe may have been entitled The Raft in which four college students head out to an old rock uarry They swim out to a raft in the middle of the lake As the afternoon progresses they notice what appears to be a patch of oil skimming the surface of the water One of the students dives into the lake for a

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    Scott Smith Õ 9 review (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith When four American college students and a German tourist go on a foray into the Mexican jungle searching for the German's missing brother they have no idea of the horror they will find themselves entangled in Will any of them leave the jungle alive?I was in the mood for some horror and received recommendations for this book from two highly regarded reviewers I'm proud to say Kemper and Trudi weren't wrongThe Ru

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    (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith I'll start this review off with a uote from a fellow Goodreads buddy EdwardThat's one of the things I loved about this book All the characters were either assholes or idiotsAnd this is the truthWhat would happen if a bunch of idiotsassholes vacationed in Cancun and stupidly went into the jungle looking for a stra

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    (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith Free read The Ruins 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

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    (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review Please indulge me while I float this older review for a horror novel that remains near and dear to my heart If you are looking for some genuine thrills and chills this Halloween season this may be the book for you Happy All Hallow's Read I just don't get the storm of criticism aimed at Scott Smith's second novel The Ruins Why do people love to hate this book? I found the story to be brutally convincing and the characters believa

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    (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith Scott Smith's The Ruins is one of the best horror novels I've read in some time It would be really easy for me to rip into it The premise is frankly ridiculous and its plot is nothing but doom and gloom So why did I love it so much? Simply because it was completely convincing engrossing and terrifying I don't think I have ever found myself suirming as much while reading as I was for this book's last 20 pages or soI think The Ruins works a

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    Free read The Ruins (Pdf New) [The Ruins] AUTHOR Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review OMG it's finally overI don't say that because this book was bad To the contrary I say that because I have spent the last week trapped on a hilltop with these 6 characters as they slowly deteriorate It was maddeningSo the premise of the story is that these 6 characters go off looking for a Mayan temple in an effort to find Mathias's wayward brother who had left days before with some girl he had just met She i

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review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review review The Ruins ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Ion–sun drenched days drunken nights making friends with fellow tourists When the brother of one of those friends disappears they decide to venture into the jungle. When four American college students and a German tourist go on a foray into the Mexican jungle searching for the German s missing brother they have no idea of the horror they will find themselves entangled in Will any of them leave the jungle aliveI was in the mood for some horror and received recommendations for this book from two highly regarded reviewers I m proud to say Kemper and Trudi weren t wrongThe Ruins is the story of five people who make a series of uestionable choices and wind up trapped on top of a hill with a killer vine terrorizing them It reminded me of The Troop uite a bit in the way the relationships disintegrated as supplies ran low and the vine got and vicious After one stupid mistake things uickly fell apart I m surprised the characters lasted as long as they didThis book seems to have a polarising effect among reviewers Part of it is probably that it straddles the line between horror and thriller stymying people who like to be able to slap a convenient label on things The other part is probably the characters I didn t find any of them overly likeable but I didn t hate any of them either Sure I wanted to slap them around from the moment they decided it was a good idea to go for a romp in the Mexican jungle all the way until the end but that s how horror stories of this type go sometimesEric s self mutilation was one of the creepier parts of the book made creepier at the end when it turned out he actually had vines inside him I felt bad for Jeff trying to hold things together when everyone else seemed continually on the verge of losing his or her shit I think I would have pushed some assholes down the mineshaft when he came back to find them all drunkThe vine was creepy but that wasn t a surprise since plants are emotionless monsters Just look at the Venus Flytrap or watch how uickly plants overtake an abandoned shed or cabin I didn t have a problem with the plant s intelligence but I will admit that its mimicry was a little far fetched at the endWhile The Ruins isn t your grandma s horror novel it delivers the goods if you re looking for a tale of desperation and creepiness Four out of five stars Beautiful Torment Beautiful #1 proud to say Kemper and Trudi weren t wrongThe Ruins is the story of five Endless Chain people who make a series of uestionable choices and wind up trapped on top of a hill with a killer vine terrorizing them It reminded me of The Troop uite a bit in the way the relationships disintegrated as supplies ran low and the vine got and vicious After one stupid mistake things uickly fell apart I m surprised the characters lasted as long as they didThis book seems to have a Pretty Tough polarising effect among reviewers Part of it is The Mist probably that it straddles the line between horror and thriller stymying Venus 13 people who like to be able to slap a convenient label on things The other Boss Man part is Growing Rails Applications in Practice probably the characters I didn t find any of them overly likeable but I didn t hate any of them either Sure I wanted to slap them around from the moment they decided it was a good idea to go for a romp in the Mexican jungle all the way until the end but that s how horror stories of this type go sometimesEric s self mutilation was one of the creepier خاطرات سياسي ۶۶ ۱۳۶۵ parts of the book made creepier at the end when it turned out he actually had vines inside him I felt bad for Jeff trying to hold things together when everyone else seemed continually on the verge of losing his or her shit I think I would have Zaraza pushed some assholes down the mineshaft when he came back to find them all drunkThe vine was creepy but that wasn t a surprise since D Live Vol 4 plants are emotionless monsters Just look at the Venus Flytrap or watch how uickly Green Lanes and Kettle Cranes plants overtake an abandoned shed or cabin I didn t have a John Quincy Adams and American Global Empire problem with the Radical Technologies plant s intelligence but I will admit that its mimicry was a little far fetched at the endWhile The Ruins isn t your grandma s horror novel it delivers the goods if you re looking for a tale of desperation and creepiness Four out of five stars

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review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review review The Ruins ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. Scott Smith s The Ruins is one of the best horror novels I ve read in some time It would be really easy for me to rip into it The premise is frankly ridiculous and its plot is nothing but doom and gloom So why did I love it so much Simply because it was completely convincing engrossing and terrifying I don t think I have ever found myself suirming as much while reading as I was for this book s last 20 pages or soI think The Ruins works as well as it does because of Smith s writing and characterizations There are a lot of negative reviews of this book on this site The most common complaints are that the characters were unlikable that there were no lofty themes or messages in the story and that the nature of the threat the characters face in the Mayan ruins where most of the book takes place was impossible to take seriouslyI didn t find the characters at all unlikable They infuriated and saddened me consistently because their flaws were all either ones I see in myself or in other people and am powerless to change but I never found them unlikable They are drawn so well in fact that they really seemed like real people to me And real people in peril are the worst kind of people If you ve ever wondered what your significant other or best friend would do in a situation of extreme peril with you and found yourself feeling sick and worried then this novel will probably twist your guts up And terrify youNo big themes Again I liked this If there were it would have blunted the terror This is a story of a few people in the midst of a crisis over the course of a few days They don t have the luxury of reflection and neither does the reader This book might not teach you anything but its immediacy is chillingAs far as the nature of the threat that faces them in the ruins I can t disagree There are a number of reasons why it s incredibly silly But at the same time in the context of the story it s really not I for one found it disturbing for a number of reasonsIf you re able to read The Ruins and tell yourself This could never happen then you ll probably hate it But if you re able to give yourself over to the situation and see yourself in the novel s characters you will feel a creepy and pervading sense of doom

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review ☆ E-book, or Kindle E-pub Õ Scott Smith Scott Smith Õ 9 review review The Ruins ↠ E-book, or Kindle E-pub 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. The vines covered everything but the path and the tent s orange fabric In some places they grew thinly enough that Eric could glimpse the soil underneath rockier than he would ve expected dry almost desertlike but in others they seemed to fold back upon themselves piling layer upon layer forming waist high mounds tangled knoll like profusions of green And everywhere hanging like bells from the vines were those brilliant bloodred flowers Scott Smith The Ruins I ve always had this conception that the horror genre be it books or movies are meant to be scary So that s how I ve judged various entries in the field Did this book or movie scare me Mostly the answer is no Real life itself is so terrifying that fictional fears really don t do anything for me After all no monster springing from an author s imagination is uite so terrifying as my student debt load While reading Scott Smith s The Ruins it occurred to me that my concept of horror is wrong or at least strikingly narrow That I was grading horror on the wrong scale To be successful horror doesn t need to scare you At least not in the BOO sense of the word It should also horrify you Yes I recognize this should be self evident that legions of youngsters flocking to Eli Roth s torture porn oeuvre knew this intuitively What can I say I m old and I m starting to recognize all the things I don t get Anyway The Ruins isn t frightening but it is horrific Almost from the start it filled me with dread creating a weird tension as I longed to read on and hesitated to read onThe setup is rather standard Young people ostensibly good looking find themselves in a wee bit of trouble Things get bad before they get worse The setting of course is paradise because there s nothing like inverting the joy of being young attractive and in Mexico with the unspeakable terror of being hunted by something inexplicable and perhaps supernatural Jeff and Amy are med students Eric and Stacy are not med students Stacy and Amy are friends All four are enjoying some time on the beach getting drunk and lolling in the sun They meet Mathias a German tourist who is looking for his brother They also meet some Greeks one of whom they nickname Pablo Mathias suggests they go meet his brother at some Mayan ruins He has a crude map and a general notion about what they might find For some reason Jeff Amy Eric Stacy and the functional alcoholic non English speaking Pablo all find this a good idea It does not in fact turn out to be a good idea The six get stranded on the ruins for reasons that I will not explain further at the risk of spoiling plot points Smith is like the Salinger of the modern suspense novel scene He has written two books This is the second A Simple Plan was the first Both are excellent Both were bestsellers Both were made into movies One of those movies had Billy Bob Thornton in it That movie is not the one based on The Ruins because there is no place for Billy Bob Thornton among young attractive vacationers getting themselves into a situation Unless I suppose Billy Bob is the situation A Simple Plan came out in 1993 The Ruins followed at the speed of George RR Martin in 2006 He hasn t published anything since I haven t been able to figure out why This is a shame Because Smith does uality work The Ruins is an absolutely fantastic book that I can t say much about The writing is superb Smith knows how to modulate his prose so that it is at times evocative at times descriptive and at other times unobtrusive as the story barrels forward At the start the characters sort of blend together But that changes as Smith draws them in firm bold strokes revealing personalities and back stories in an effectively poignant way I cared for these stranded people Even Pablo Well maybe not Pablo This is a battle for survival The characters are put through a desperate wringer that lasts 369 pages in my trade paperback edition Smith grounds things so well in reality that I readily accepted the gradual ratcheting of the horror elementsThere are passages in The Ruins that are among the most brutal and graphic things I have ever read And I say this as a person who makes it a point on occasion to discover what is out there in the world of brutal and graphic Yet the gruesomeness is not gratuitous It perfectly complements the tale that Smith has set out to tell When the heat of summer starts to break when I walk down the grocery aisle and say to myself I should get some soup when the leaves overhead turn orange and yellow and red and fall to the sidewalk where they brown and crumble underfoot and when the beer I drink comes spiced in pumpkin that is my window for reading horror Since I only read this kind of novel during the AutumnHalloween season I don t claim to be an expert I also recognize that horror like religion and politics creates wildly divergent reactions in people If you look at the reviews there are as many 1 star ratings as 5 star ratings I can understand that If you don t accept the central conceit then all is lost Setting that aside I still contend that Smith s literary skills are objectively first class He excels at scene setting characterizations dialogue and creating tension In my humble opinion again the opinion of a man who reads two or three horror novels a year at best this is a classic It does not have the bleak thematic brilliance of Stephen King s Pet Sematary which I hold to be the greatest of all works of horror But it comes close This is a novel that got inside me insidiously It is vivid and horrifying and ultimately unforgettable Even on the bookshelf I can feel the book watching me daring me to reread it

  • Hardcover
  • 319
  • The Ruins
  • Scott Smith
  • English
  • 05 January 2019
  • 9781400043873