by Keith Ferrario


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ISBN-13: 9781938990298
Publisher: Gabriel's Horn Publishing
Publication date: 12/16/2017
Pages: 294
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.66(d)

About the Author

Keith Ferrario grew up in Duluth, Minnesota where he developed his love of horror, which goes back as far as he can remember. Watching Shock Theater on late Friday nights, he became a fan of Boris Karloff, Lon Chaney Jr, and Vincent Price. Shows like Dark Shadows, The Outer Limits, and Kolchak: The Night Stalker and comics like Tales from the Crypt and The Vault of Horror pushed him farther down this dark path. After receiving his BA Degree in Computer Science from the University of Minnesota, Duluth, he moved down to the Twin Cities of Minnesota and began his career as a Software Engineer. Now as a horror novelist, he gets to craft his own stories of monsters and things that go bump in the night.

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Monster 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Cat_Cavendish More than 1 year ago
This story had me glued to it right from the beginning. It started off in Antarctica and for a few pages I was briefly reminded of another story of scientists faced with horror in that inhospitable environment (namely John Carpenter’s film ‘The Thing’), but I soon realized this was a very different story. The plot takes place in two different times, in two different locations. The ancient life form has lain dormant for millennia and the horrific way it attacks its victims was both original and scary. The characters throughout – whether adult or child, acted and behaved authentically. For me, the switch of plot from the time and location of Part One to that of Part Two worked well and I had no idea how the author would resolve the story. I can understand why some readers might feel apprehensive about the apparent meshing of two stories into one, but from my perspective, this was most definitely one complete story. In short, the two parts needed to come together to make a whole, just as much as… No, I’m not giving you a spoiler here. You’ll have to read it for yourself. I recommend that you do. This is a novel that will appeal to both horror and sci-fi readers. There’s science in here and horrific chills, thrills and suspense aplenty. Loved it!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good character development, great use of the artic location to build tension and where most horror stories end this one follows through to the end. Think of it as having the sequel built in. It was a bit odd at first to experience that, but I really ended up enjoying it. Highly recommended.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love stories like this , worth reading
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Different kinda scary.
eternalised More than 1 year ago
Monster is a disjointed collection of two stories with a faint connection between them. While the first part of the book holds high hopes, the second doesn’t deliver at all. When they lose contact with an Antarctic research station, Adam Hayes pilots a small team to the station, to check out what happened, and why communication with the station was lost. But the five find something horrifying instead, with the station deserted and the radio smashed. A snowstorm forces them to spend the night, and while searching through the compound, they start finding what remains of the researchers that once inhabited the station. They learn that something terrible roams the complex, and now the monster is out to get them. The book is long, probably too long. The first half of it focuses on the research station and on Adam trying to survive. The POV switches often from one character to another, leaving little time to actually get to know them, or care for them. Then halfway through, we make a twelve year time jump and are introduced to a whole new set of characters. It’s annoying, and it drags on the plot, while I wouldn’t have minded if it ended after the first part. It means a lot of build up, having to meet a new cast of characters two times, and in general, it doesn’t work too well. If the book had stopped after the first part, I would’ve given it a higher rating. The second part was too dull, and too much of a struggle to get through. The story do overlap eventually, but it’s not enough to warrant the latter half. It feels like two books sloppily glued together. As for the first part, it is good and definitely has some merits. The writing is enjoyable for the most part, and we do get a suspenseful build up. I liked the monster – it was original, and rather scary. While I didn’t feel much of a connection to the characters, I did enjoy the plot. I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.