Creature

Creature

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by John Saul
     
 

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A powerful high-tech company. A postcard-pretty  company town. Families. Children. Sunshine.  Happiness. A high school football team that never-ever  loses. And something else. Something horrible ...  Now, there is a new family in town. A shy,  nature-loving teenager. A new hometown. A new set of  bullies.

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A powerful high-tech company. A postcard-pretty  company town. Families. Children. Sunshine.  Happiness. A high school football team that never-ever  loses. And something else. Something horrible ...  Now, there is a new family in town. A shy,  nature-loving teenager. A new hometown. A new set of  bullies. Maybe the team's sports clinic can help him.  Rebuild him. They won't hurt him again. They won't  dare.

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"Saul has the instincts of a natural  storyteller." — People
Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
The latest horror novel from consistently bestselling Saul ( Suffer the Children ; Hellfire ) is set in Silverdale, Colo., a company-town variation on Spielberg surburbia. There, conglomerate TarrenTech provides the high school teams with every advantage, including a high-tech sports clinic. Dr. Martin Ames beefs up the brawny, aggressive teenagers, and it's to him that newcomer Sharon Tanner goes for answers when her gentle son Mark turns into a belligerent jock overnight. This slick, high-concept thriller, which might have been titled Stepford High , won't surprise anyone, but it should please the author's fans as it continues Saul's focus on children as the vehicles and victims of unnatural forces. 100,000 first printing; $100,000 ad/promo; Literary Guild selection. (Apr.)
Library Journal
Another in the horror sub-genre of dreadful experiments performed on an unwitting small town. The idyllic Silverdale, Colorado is the site of Tarrentech Industries' research facility. Tarrentech has rebuilt the fading Silverdale, providing jobs and more, and now virtually owns the town and its inhabitants. But Tarrentech is conducting growth-hormone experiments on the high school football team, under the guise of a vitamin and exercise regimen. The boys begin to display amazing strength, and an almost murderous aggression both on the field and off. Tarrentech covers up by directing the boys to kill anyone who questions their behavior--even their own families. Entertaining for readers who want horror/suspense fiction of any kind, or where Saul's best selling novels ( The God Project , Suffer the Children ) are in demand. Literary Guild selection.-- A.M.B. Amantia, Population Crisis Committee Lib., Washington, D.C.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780553284119
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
01/28/1997
Edition description:
Reissue
Pages:
377
Sales rank:
469,306
Product dimensions:
4.20(w) x 6.90(h) x 1.40(d)

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Creature 4.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 54 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I read this book for a quick read. The beginning was a bit slow for me introducing characters and such but once the plot took off i was in full awe with this book. This book was a lil scary for me because this is stuff that could possibly happen and were just unaware. I caught myself even skipping lunches at work just so i can read it! I was a little disappointed at the end though it was not a happy ending and i didnt want this story to end. But other than that if you like to get lost in a quick read this is the book to do it with.
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Im locked out help!
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Lindsie More than 1 year ago
John Saul has millions of copies of his books- most of them are highly recommended. "Creature" should be on everyones list; both horror fans, and Saul fans. This book is creepy, strange, but fast paced. Readers will be surprised in the end at what happens... This is a book that one keeps guessing but is always surprised! A must read for fans of the author! B+ for "Creature" by John Saul!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Guest More than 1 year ago
This ranks at the tip top of my favorite books. Lots of action, lots of suspense, and lots of great characters. Great book, a definite must read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I couldn't even get myself to read past a 100 pages! First of all, the scenes change in the next paragraph without warning - not even astericks or any type of suggestion indicating a change. This should be a given when writing a novel. Also, the plot is boring and expected. Maybe this book would be O.K. for a preteen, but not for adults. Definitely not worth the money! I hope all of his books don't read like this , but just in case, I'm not purchasing any more.