21 July 2006
Book Banter -- Creepers
Author: David Morrell
Length: ~ 350 pages
Plot Basics: Frank Balenger joins up with a group of urban archaeologists to creep through the old Paragon Hotel before it's demolished. Creeping though turns out to have Balenger running for his life.
Banter Points: All those book jacket blurbs about "edge-of-your-seat" and "page-turner" really do apply to this book.
Bummer Points: Since it's a thriller and it's mostly about what happens, some of the characters seem a little flat and could have done with more development. Balenger's character gets some good treatment, but some of the extras aren't as fleshed out.
Word Nerd recommendation: Jerry Bruckheimer, Steven Spielberg, somebody with money to make movies, take note of this one. It could make an awesome action flick. If they don't take the hint, it's worth the weekend it's going to take to read this one. (Note: It's probably good idea if you don't like rats, etc, to not read this book right before going to bed if you're prone to dreaming about that sort of thing.)