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The Dark
     

The Dark

3.5 2
by Anthony Giangregorio
 
The darkness came without warning.
First New York, then the rest of the United States, and then the world became enveloped in a perpetual night without end. With no sunlight, eventually the planet will wither and die, bringing on a new Ice Age. But, that isn't a problem for the human race, for humanity will be dead long before that happens. There is something in

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The Dark 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
YUAchip More than 1 year ago
This is a quick read monster mash that is far too derivative of King's THE MIST for it's own good. A fact not excused by having the narrator comment on how the events are like something from a King novel and then launch into a paragraph about how much he likes King's work. In fact, replace the mystery mist with mystery dark, grocery store with hardware store and the religious whackos with black "gangbangers" depicted in jaw-droppingly rascist fashion and it's pretty much the same story. Also seems to borrow from sources as diverse as the crabs attack classic CLICKERS and the somewhat less classic movie KILLER SHREWS. Features a hugh cast of characters never developed beyond their first names and maybe a single personality/physical trait (gay guys, black guys, old guys, big guy, timid guy, etc...), an old-flame-rekindled-under-the-stress-of-pending-doom love interest that does nothing but make the hero look pathetic with his attempts to excuse his adultry to himself, and lots of confusing monster attack action. The monster stuff saves the book but only if you go at it in the right frame of mind. The writing is blandly generic, like an old pulp magazine tale, and obviously intended to do nothing more than convey the story at a steady pace. This is a quick snack, not a satisfying meal. And don't be surprised if you find yourself wanting to put the book down and revisit some of the sources that obviously inspired it.