Stinger Review

Stinger is a 1988 science fiction horror novel written by Robert McCammon and published by Pocket Books.  Set in the remote town of Inferno, Texas, an alien creature descends from the stars in search of another.  He then traps the town and ravages the land causing death and destruction in his wake, unleashing an army of horrible mutations…until the people rise up in a final, desperate battle for survival and for the fate of the planet. Positives: Great characters Great, well-written story Good pacing Violent, intense, and gory Great setting…

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Underworld (Resident Evil #4) Review

Underworld (Resident Evil #4) is a 1999 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the fourth installment in the Resident Evil book series, the story follows Leon Kennedy, Claire Redfield, Rebecca chambers and their comrades who set out to the American Southwest to take down one of the Umbrella Corporation’s most elaborate facilities and its genetically engineered horrors. Positives: Good characters Good action Interesting story Good writing Negatives: Reston is a forgettable antagonist The Planet is a lackluster setting Plot:  The…

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The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) Review

The Umbrella Conspiracy (Resident Evil #1) is a 1998 science fiction survival horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published by Pocket Books.  Serving as a novelization of the video game Resident Evil the story follows members of Alpha S.T.A.R.S. (Special Tactics And Rescue Squad) team in Raccoon City, whose search for Bravo Team leads them to the Spencer estate where they find horrors that defy imagination. Positives: Good characters Maintains tense atmosphere Interesting plot Great antagonist Writing is descriptive Negatives: n/a Plot:  The Umbrella Conspiracy follows members of…

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Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) Review

Caliban Cove (Resident Evil #2) is a 1998 science fiction horror novel written by S. D. Perry and published with Pocket Books.  Set in between the events of Resident Evil and Resident Evil 2, the story follows Rebecca Chambers and former members of S.T.A.R.S. who travel to Caliban Cove to stop a madman from unleashing a new virus upon the world. Positives: Interesting story Awesome protagonist Good writing Likable characters Negatives: Story isn’t compelling Flat antagonist Plot: The story follows combat medic and biochemist Rebecca Chambers, the sole survivor of…

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Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) Review

Code: Veronica (Resident Evil #6) is a 2001 horror novel written by S. D. Perry, published by Pocket Books.  Serving as the sixth installment in the Resident Evil book series as well as the novelization of Code: Veronica, the story follows Claire Redfield who searches for her brother Chris, who gets kidnapped and sent to Rockfort Island, where a mad scientist has unleashed the T-virus. Positives: Good characters Good writing Good suspense Interesting antagonist Good pacing Negatives: Flat antagonists Typical Resident Evil formula Plot: While trying to find her brother,…

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