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Posted September 29, 2006
Matt and Chole are a happily married couple who is looking forward to their first child. Everything is going normal until he starts noticing that Chole is putting on a lot more weight than normal. Her mood is also changing. She is becoming very depressed and combative. He soon learns that he and Chole isnt the only ones this is happening too. Women all over town are pregent and are going through the same changes that Chole is experencing. He soon finds out that this is a Global phenomona and noone can explain what is happening. He prepares himself for the worst but he leans that that there isnt anything he could have done to be ready for what Chole gives birth too. What she gives birth too isn¿t a baby. It isn¿t even human. It is a nightmarish spider like creature. She isnt alone. Women all over the world are giving birth to these hideous creatures and they only want us for two things. Food, and as hosts to birth their young. Matt flees his home and soon finds other survivors. Together they must find a way to fight and survive these creatures that now have become the new dominent species of what is left of the world. I must admit I didnt know what to expect when I started Breeding Ground. I had never read any of Ms Pinborough work before. The premise caught my eye though, and I tore into it with high hopes. To say my hopes were exceeded is a major understatment. I simply could not put this book down for anything. Breeding Ground hits the ground running on the first page and never lets up. I found myself staying up to the crack of dawn on a couple occasions consumed in this story. I havent had this much fun reading a authors work for the first time since Brian Keene's The Rising. I will go as far as to say that this is the best Horror Novel to come out this year, and I am sure that I wont be the only one saying that before long. I also recently learned that Ms. Pinborough has a sequel planned. I cant wait to see were she takes this story next. I could go on and on talking about how great this story is but I will finish by saying that anyone who is a fan of SciFi or Horror novels has to go pick up a copy of Breeding Ground. It is one of the best stories to come out in a long time. Ms. Pinborough you have a new fan.
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Posted August 23, 2008
Breeding Ground-One Hell of a fine horror novel
I have read Breeding Ground because the title of it sounded wicked and I love good creature horror novels. This book gives you a whole new reason to fear or in my case love spiders. The book is told from a first person point of view, very rare in horror novels, unless if you count American Psycho which is also told in a first view perspective. Breeding Ground tells the tale of Matt and Chloe and how they are anticipating the birth of their baby, well something strange begins to happen to Chloe, she puts on excessive weight and starts acting very strange. She does in fact have something growing inside of her, to their horror it isn't their baby, there's something else growing inside of her. Something not human. I have felt sorry for the pain that Matt has had to go through as Chloe became something she is definitely not, her attitude has changed drastically and she has acquired a hunger for raw meat. What Chloe gives birth to is an unimaginable horror that no one on Earth could have expected to happen. The nightmarish creature is like that of a spider, it is very disgusting and very mean. They are appropriately named Widows, Matt discovers that he is not alone in this nightmare, other women began giving birth to these horrific monstrosities that live to feed and kill. They coccoon their prey and feast on their flesh. If you have a strong fear of spiders then I will not recommend this book to you. It is very emotional as well because there are some characters that you will genuinely love and then there are those that you would love to hate. This is a very well written horror story and I recommend it to anyone who is looking for something different to read. This book is very tense and you will find yourself looking over your shoulder or checking the corners of the room in case you hear a soft rustling sound. I would give this more stars than it deserves. I would give ten stars to this book. The author is very articulate and knows what she wants to put on paper. This is the first book that I have read of this author and I am looking forward to reading her other previous works.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.