Castaways

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They came to the deserted island to compete on a popular reality television show. Each one hoped to be the last to leave. Now they're just hoping to stay alive, because the island isn't deserted after all. Contestants are disappearing, but they aren't being eliminated by the game. They're being taken by the monstrous, half-human creatures that live deep in the jungle. The men will be slaughtered. The women will be kept alive as captives. Night is falling, the creatures are ...
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They came to the deserted island to compete on a popular reality television show. Each one hoped to be the last to leave. Now they're just hoping to stay alive, because the island isn't deserted after all. Contestants are disappearing, but they aren't being eliminated by the game. They're being taken by the monstrous, half-human creatures that live deep in the jungle. The men will be slaughtered. The women will be kept alive as captives. Night is falling, the creatures are coming, and rescue is so far away...

Deadite Press is proud to present Brian Keene's tribute to the late,
great Richard Laymon!

"Bloody, vile, violent and nasty. Castaways is a can't put down page turner." -House of Horrors

"Much like Laymon, Keene provides all kinds of thrills here... But Brian
Keene has his own voice, too, one just as good a the late great master, Richard Laymon." -SFRevu

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781936383931
  • Publisher: Eraserhead Press
  • Publication date: 9/29/2011
  • Pages: 228
  • Sales rank: 1,067,060
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.40 (h) x 0.70 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 24, 2010

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    Fun & Fast Read

    It is ironic that other folks have said that this book was too fast paced - because that is exactly why I loved it. Keene is one of my favorite authors because he moves the story along so quickly. Never a boring chapter. This is a fun read! :)

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted April 20, 2009

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    Not bad, not great, just okay

    I'm not sure what to say about this book. It wasn't a bad book, but it wasn't "great" either. It didn't capture me the way that I had hoped. Some books are too slow and leisurely. This book was just the opposite. It was too fast-paced, and therefore lacked any real suspense. It was simply brutal slaughter, lacking the psychological analysis that you would find in actual suspense novels, since these creatures lack a psychology that can really be explored too deeply. My biggest issue was that it lacked the "on the edge of my seat" terror and "creep factor" that I expect from a horror novel-- the fear that I seek. That's why I read horror. I want to be horrified, I want to be afraid to be alone for the night, jumping at every sound, checking the locks, and thinking about the merits of gun ownership. This book just didn't have that for me.

    Additionally something about the writing-style just didn't engage me. I don't know what it was. The book just didn't grab me and bring me into the story. I never really connected with the characters. Perhaps that is one of the reasons I was never very engaged. They remained somewhat superficial, without any real depth. I just didn't really "care" about them.

    I had high hopes for this story, and it fell short. I'm not giving up on Brian Keene, and will try another book or two by him to see if they are more what I'm looking for. But this book was just "okay".

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 17, 2009

    Interesting read

    Good read for a rainy day. Awesome book cover, good plot, keeps you on the edge. Some people don't mind it, but for me the profanity was a bit over the top. But overall the book kept my attention.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 12, 2012

    First review!

    A little different for keene. A lot less gory and less suspenseful than his other novels. Seems like he just kind phoned this one in.

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  • Posted July 2, 2012

    This was probably one of my favorite books from Brian Keene. I e

    This was probably one of my favorite books from Brian Keene. I especially liked the ending, it was one of the better endings from his books. This book is short and fast paced but that's what I like about it, there's almost no boring scenes. He doesn't really give the characters much background and I like that because when of the characters dies, I don't really feel sorry for them. Overall, I think this was a really good book. I've read almost everything from Brian Keene.

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  • Posted September 9, 2010

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    Awesome Book

    This is a great book. I could hardly put it down. Even though it was a fast paced story I still really got into the characters as Keene seems to be able to always create likable characters quickly. Loved it.

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  • Posted September 6, 2010

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    Too Short!!

    I really liked this book, wish it would have been a bit longer though. If this is what it would be like to be on Survivor - no thanks!! LOL Good, fast read. (You will come to love one of the characters!)

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  • Posted August 29, 2010

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    Liked the plot...

    I will admit this book really keeps you on your toes and wondering what will happen next. The characters were interesting, and the whole book pretty much is in touch with what people are watching on reality TV now. I'm just glad what happens to the people in the story won't be happening in real life....or could it?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2009

    Good Book

    Several contestants compete in a "Survivor" type of show, which takes place on a deserted island. The contestants and crew are under the impression that they are the only people on the island, but as night falls, they realize they are not alone. Mutant humans with an appetite for human flesh start picking off contestants by using their talon claws for savage attacks. The contestants unknowingly have a killer contestant within their midst as well.
    I thought Castaways was a good read. It was different from the Brian Keene books I'm used to reading because this one wasn't about the end of humanity on earth. Keene writes about concepts that have already been explored through previous movies and books, but he gives it a real life spin, which make the stories seem so real.

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  • Posted November 30, 2008

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    a horror version of Christie┬┐s And Then There Were None

    On a deserted island, a group of contestants compete for a million dollars on the reality based show Castaways. The players must live off what is on the island and battle one another in various contests that the producer arranges. The winner of the day is immune from deportation while the group votes on who is exiled. The last person standing wins the prize. The contestants and the support crew assume the island is deserted, but they will learn otherwise.<BR/><BR/>The natives live in caves, but as the show¿s participants will learn they are hominid but not quite human. They are covered in fur, never wash or use tools and communicate with one another without speaking in any known language. It is also difficult for their females to become pregnant and those who are born are typically deformed. Their plan is simply one of survival.; they will eat the male intruders and rape the females keeping them pregnant until they no longer can bear their offspring. No rescue for the Castaways is in sight.<BR/><BR/>Although the tale of a reality TV show on an isolated Pacific island filled with monsters is not new (see Jaci Burton¿s Surviving Demon Island), Brian Keene refreshes his version by placing his Castaway within a horror version of Christie¿s And Then There Were None. Fans of Survivor will enjoy the twist as there is no getting off the island for the humans who are either sustenance or child bearers. The island paradise location adds depth to the horrific scenario confronting the show participants as Mr. Keene provides an enjoyable dark twist to reality TV.<BR/><BR/>Harriet Klausner

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