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Some shift in a faultline has awakened the monster, which is huge and demonlike, with evil-seeming eyes. It looks something like a bear and has the skin and slithering capability of a reptile. And it's hungry. First, it kills a teenage boy on the way to pick up his date, then the man who discovers him. Then it devours a herd of cattle and the farmer who tries to defend them—giving rise to cattle mutilation stories among the locals. Bullets won't stop the monster, because it's really a demon. Only magic will work: Goingback, who is Choctaw, pits Jay Little Hawk against the demon, but even he, with all of his hunting lore, must consult with an old shaman to divine just what the demon is and how it can be killed. Little Hawk joins with the local sheriff, Skip Harding, who did battle with the demon and lived to tell the tale, and together the two bring the thing down with a magic, stone-pointed arrow. All of which is extremely similar to—though far less imaginative than—last summer's Christian crossover, Frank Peretti's The Oath.
Goingback is readable and his Choctaw lore appealing. But his story quickly drops into the banal suspense of a Dean Koontz or Clive Barker. He isn't, however, any worse.
Posted June 18, 2001
Finally a new fun horror author, Owl Goingback is good! I really enjoyed Mr. Goingback¿s style and prose in this book. I picked this book up because the author was awarded the Bram Stroker for best first novel in 1998. Yes, it sometimes takes me awhile to get to a book, there are so many to read. But, rest assured this one is worth the time. So take the time and enjoy the read. Owl Goingback is an excellent writer. He managed in just a few pages to have me caring for the characters in this book. Something that some authors can¿t do in a hundred pages. The characters are very nicely written and developed, I was a little sad when the book ended and I¿ll miss these characters. As for the plot, it is not an outstanding one. But in Mr. Goingback¿s hands it does stand out. I was tense and guessing what was going to happen the whole time I was reading ¿Crota¿. I¿m looking forward to reading more from Mr. Goingback. I would say that he has a bright future ahead of him. A very fun and interesting read.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted January 10, 2000
This book is fantastic! It hooked me right from the beginning when you don't know what Crota is and people are dying left and right. Owl Goingback's book is full of atmosphere when it comes to delivering terror. You won't be disappointed reading this suspensful and fast-paced book. I loved it!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.