Worms are disgusting little creatures.
Big worms are really disgusting creatures. Big worms eating your innards and crushing your vertebrae while you wallow with an insatiable hunger are totally disgusting. In short, The Troop by Nick Cutter is a pretty disgusting book. A group of Canadian scouts are visiting a remote, uninhabited island off the coast when a very hungry, very sick man appears at their cabin door. Chaos ensues. This novel is filled with imagery that repulses and sickens but is somehow still pleasing. It's like a late 70's Italian zombie flick in that the images stay with you long after the story is over. Part Lord of the Flies and part The Thing (John Carpenter's 1982 film version), The Troop is an exercise in modern horror literature that left me "hungry" for more gore after each chapter. This is a scary book. I recommend avoiding eating undercooked meat or drinking unclean water while reading this story. Yuck. Dan @ Washington Park