The storyline is suitably built towards the eventual climax, wrapping up the story well and leaving the reader somewhat satisfied. It is such incredible fun for sci fi and horror fans. A relentless killing machine, Stinger has an infinite capacity for death and destruction. That certainly sounds more like science fiction than horror but the way Robert McCammon unfolds this plot is pure horror. I really went back and forth on what to rate this. The town also suffers from a racial divide due to its proximity to Mexico and a perception that illegals are taking local jobs.
Now, the few remaining survivors must come together to protect Daufin, themselves, and the world beyond from total annihilation. McCammon takes some time to set up his story and his characters. I ain't young no more, so Fridays will have to do. The world itself has turned against the handful of survivors, as one by one they succumb to despair and suicide or, even worse, are transformed by otherworldly pollution into hideous Gray Men, cannibalistic mutants driven by insatiable hunger. Nick Sullivan is that kind of narrator. . The aliens have a purpose and they are going to fulfill that purpose, whether they have to go through humans or not! Stinger is an exciting, violent book well worth the read.
There is a building race war brewing between the Gades the white gang and the Rattlers, a Mexican-American gang on the other side o I read Stinger years ago and couldn't remember much about it, so I added it to my list to reread. There is plenty of death and gory violence and characters of all walks and colors - everyone is a little rough around the edges, but the hope in humanity is what really makes this book shine. This story starts well introducing the main characters but once the dome is in place the novel is just a series of fights and chases throughout one night. The only thing better would have been a full dramatization, but these voices are so good, that really, listeners only need Nick Sullivan. Hard at first, his self-denial grew easier over time, as he learned to master his urges with a regimen of prayer, cold showers, and jigsaw puzzles.
McCammon uses a thick slab of exaggerated personalities for each one of the characters, in order to bring a life to each character. McCammon gives us such string characters that we have no choice but to get wrapped up in the story. He stood up, in no hurry, and walked toward her with the knife upraised and the merry shine of madness in his eyes. Signed on the inside title page by author. As Cory struggles to understand his father's pain, his eyes are slowly opened to the forces of good and evil that surround him. After taking a hiatus for his family, he returned to writing with an interest in historical fiction. Robert McCammon is quite gifted at taking old ideas and infusing them with new life.
©1988 The McCammon Corporation P 2018 Audible, Inc. I was in the mood for an alien invasion story, and Stinger is that. Mystery Walk and Stinger both narrated by Nick Sullivan will be released on April 24, 2018. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Inferno is a town in trouble, driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence, and a collapsing economy.
I'm pretty sure I read this as a teenager, but if I did, I sure don't remember it, so this book was entirely new to me. Well, if you do it should simply be this: McCammon is a gifted writer, able to convey a vast array of characters each with their own complexities. I think it also must have been quite challenging for the narrator of this audiobook. Stinger is a kind of interstellar hunter on a mission he intends to complete, whatever the cost. Stinger is the story of a dying town turned upside down by two aliens. Daufin is hiding after being hunted down by the alien bounty hunter known as Stinger. I think jumping between 10-15 characters is what did it.
Things go downhill fast from here, in the best possible kind of way. Top and foredge of the text block in gilt. I liked the concept of Daufin, and her pursuer, and I liked the relationship between Rick and Cody. From United Kingdom to U. There are many characters in this, but each are clearly defined and I loved reading about them all. A fugitive who has taken the form of a human, she knows the terror that awaits the inhabitants of this planet - because it is looking for her. Covers are clean and bright.
The book has a slow build where we learn the personal lives of the players. A relentless killing machine, Stinger has an infinite capacity for death and destruction. So, when I was offered the chance to review another one of his books in audio format by the narrator, I eagerly said yes. Inferno is a town in trouble, driven to the brink by racial tension, gang violence, and a collapsing economy. The dying town of Inferno, Texas is on its last legs.
He wrote that he feels he was allowed to learn how to write in public, and therefore had decided to officially retire his earlier works. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The story was fast-paced, especially after Stinger showed up, and reminded me of the movies The Predator and Tremors at times. Dolphin was neat as well. Bound from the first sheets supplied by the printer, in red half-leather with maroon cloth over boards.