Creature [NOOK Book]

Overview

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 ...
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Creature

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Overview

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.


From the Paperback edition.

The quiet, postcard-perfect town of Silverdale seems to be the ideal location for Ellen and Blake Tanner and their son Mark to settle down. Yet soon after moving to this model community, Ellen begins to suspect that it conceals horrific forces. In time Ellen and Blake will know evils that turn even the most loving child murderous.

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Editorial Reviews

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.
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"Saul has the instincts of a natural  storyteller." -- People
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780307768032
  • Publisher: Random House Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 11/3/2010
  • Sold by: Random House
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 416
  • Sales rank: 73,605
  • File size: 3 MB

Customer Reviews

Average Rating 4.5
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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2012

    No happy endings

    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.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Firen

    Walks in, scared because she is new and all.

    1 out of 5 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Star

    Morning everyone-*-

    1 out of 6 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted June 2, 2011

    more from this reviewer

    I Also Recommend:

    A Strange & Creepy Novel

    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!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2003

    One of his Best!

    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.

    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Cry's bio

    Ask me.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 1, 2014

    Great book!

    Very inspiring!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 31, 2014

    Cassi bio

    Name: call me cassi. None of you could say my actual name. Age: older than time. Gender: really? Desc: wears a black cloak that shadow her features. Personality: doesnt matter in the long run. Chances are youll end up as dust anyways. History: dont ask. You will definitely end up as dust if you do. Other: am single (dont try) and can control energy. So dont piss me off, kay?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 18, 2012

    do i have to be a certain type of dog?

    i want to join the pack (first one) im sorta new thanks, starlight

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2012

    Armoq

    He lays on his back, snoring, a snot bubble blowing up and deflating each time he inhaled d exhailed.

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 20, 2012

    Armoq

    Walks in.

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2012

    Jessie

    She pads in, and looks around nervously....

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    To midnight

    My name is fang and i would like to join your clan. I am an all black tom with a white paw. One of my eyes are green and the other is blue. Im called fang because of my teeth, they are super long. Otherwise,im looking for a mate too. Thanks* fang

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 14, 2012

    Celia

    Feels ignored....

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Blaze

    Yea, i saw in ur post

    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Sparsha

    Hi guys heres my powers. I can... fly. Freeze time. Turn invisible and conntroll water

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 12, 2012

    Storm

    Sup

    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Lakita to Midnight URGENT

    Go to the ninth result and read Shays message QUICK

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 19, 2012

    Jev

    He walks in the trees. He saw a house and went to it. There was a band in there. He walked in. One guy looked at him. "Hey, you know how to play guitar?" Jev nodded. The guy pointed to the electric guitar. "Can you sing?" Agn Jev nodded. "Alright. Here. Play this." He handed him sheet music. Jev looked at it and grinned. He started to play. And than sing. "Ah,come on!" He continued playing and the drums played with him. "It's freaking me out, that i didn't see. You're so dam hot girl, it's crazy. And without a doubt, i still can't belive. That you were right there in front of me. Never saw the chemestry that was there with you and me. It's been a long time coming. Woah...ah...oh! Just waiting on an angel to take me out of my hell. I'm falling for you. Woah...ah...oh! Just coming out of thin air, you came out of nowhere. Right out of the blue. When heaven sent you." As he sang, he had a spacific girl in mind.

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2012

    Saphira

    Hey. Anything new going in?

    0 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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