The Deep

The Deep From the national bestselling author of The Troop which Stephen King raved scared the hell out of me and I couldn t put it down old school horror at its best an utterly terrifying novel that pits the

  • Title: The Deep
  • Author: Nick Cutter
  • ISBN: 9781476717760
  • Page: 467
  • Format: ebook
  • From the national bestselling author of The Troop which Stephen King raved scared the hell out of me and I couldn t put it down old school horror at its best an utterly terrifying novel that pits the mysteries of The Abyss against the horrors of The Shining.A strange plague called the Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale It causes people to forget small thingFrom the national bestselling author of The Troop which Stephen King raved scared the hell out of me and I couldn t put it down old school horror at its best an utterly terrifying novel that pits the mysteries of The Abyss against the horrors of The Shining.A strange plague called the Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale It causes people to forget small things at first, like where they left their keys then the not so small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily and there is no cure But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Mariana Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as ambrosia a universal healer, from initial reports has been discovered It may just be the key to eradicating the Gets In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea s surface But when the station goes incommunicado, a brave few descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine Fans of unflinching bleakness and all out horror will love this novel.Each new shock is freshly disturbing Publishers Weekly, starred review.

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    1. okay, so the back of this book claims it is like The Abyss meets The Shining, and on the one hand, you might think to yourself "yeah, well it's a horror book that takes place under the sea - pretty lazy comparison, that." but it's actually a perfect comparison, and one which goes beyond the obvious surface-similarities. this book is just classic horror writing. by which i mean classic MODERN horror writing, not that algernon blackwood stuff that relies too much on half-seen apparitions and insin [...]

    2. When I first saw this book. I hit request button faster than fat girl can grab up a cake (I resemble that remark).d then Netgalley you deny me!!! ARGGGG Then I asked the questionWho do I gotta sleep with to get this dang book?I figured hooking for books hasn't been invented yet. I gave it my all.Then, I finally got my grubby little hands on a copy of this book. Why do I do this to myself??!!!I hate the frigging ocean and deep water!! It's one of my biggest fears. My dumb ass just needs that scar [...]

    3. While a disease called The 'Gets ravages the surface world, a substance that may be the cure is being researched at an installation on the floor of the Marianas Trench. When one of the scientists requests his brother's help just before the communication system dies, Luke has no choice but to descend to the unknown depths and confront horrors he cannot imagineI got this from Netgalley.That was one harrowing read. I thought Nick Cutter couldn't top The Troop. I was wrong. Not only did he top The T [...]

    4. I may be late to the party but there was never any doubt that I would take the plunge.Nick Cutter first caught my attention with The Troop.  That book had me so creeped out that I knew I would pick up anything else he wrote without hesitation.And so .There is a radical new disease plaguing humanity called The Gets.  No-one is sure how it is spread and there is no cure in sight.  It starts out as a series of small round sores and soon it begins to affect your memory.  Little things at first, [...]

    5. Well now! It looks like I've found my next favorite Horror author!It has modern sensibilities and old-school terror and gross-out all wrapped up in one shiny underwater package and a really bad mom.Say what?The psychological horror, from the flashbacks of a horrible mom and the losing of his kid and the dawning realization of what he's *now* going through kept pace with the sheer physical horror of the story. The pacing was pitch-perfect. The gross-outs were creepy as hell and utterly delightful [...]

    6. ***Now Available!*** Save your last breath to screamI've been a lifelong fan of horror and the older I get, it seems to me the harder it's getting to scare me and to get my hands on the good stuff. One positive thing about this sad development is that it's forced me to venture out into other genres and try new things and find new loves. My first love however -- my one true love -- will always remain horror. It's in my DNA (literally probably because my parents were huge fans of things going bump [...]

    7. There were so many things wrong with this book. My review will be equally messy because I'm still mad and I can't get this down in an orderly manner but I'm not a writer so I'm excused. To the author: This is my longest negative review ever. You emotionally instigated me. That counts for something. I loved The Troop and plan to read whatever you write next. With that said, here comes the pain! (in no particular order)As far as the comparisons to The Thing, Alien, and The Abyss, I would say this [...]

    8. BUMP FOR RELEASE DATE TODAY 1/13 - GET SCUUUUURRRED!Find all of my reviews at: 52bookminimum/I’m sure plenty of you will disagree with this 5 Star rating come January, but Honey Badger don’t give a shit so she’s giving it all 5.“There is a specific depth you’ll hit where the soul finds it impossible to harmonize with its surroundings. It’s not the darkness . . . It’s not the vast silence or emptiness or the absence of any life-forms he can draw warmth or certainty from . . . It’s [...]

    9. No, Nick Cutter: writing a stellar first novel (and perennial The Ruins doppelganger) does NOT guarantee you a successful second. This is very low rate, a messy mixup of Micheal Crichton's Sphere, Stephen King's It, myriad Outbreak movies, as well as any other given horror motif promoting character development. I am just mega disappointed by this writer I once thought so promising! Will I read his third book, though? Yup!

    10. Nick Cutter’s The Deep will more than likely go down in history as the only three-star book to make it onto my Top 20 Reads list. The Deep is easily the scariest book I’ve ever read, but the content I found scariest seems to have been taken part and parcel from some of my favorite movies. The blurb touts that this book is “The Abyss meets The Shining”, yet a more apt description would be: “Event Horizon shags Sphere who then fornicates with Carpenter’s The Thing.” Entire sections o [...]

    11. I made it through the whole year with nothing less than 2 stars, then in December I have had two 1 star books. Both were supposed to be horror, but both were just horrible.I may have gone 2 stars on this one for some creativity, but my hopes were too high after the Troop.This book was a mess. It had things that could be plot points, but no truly identifiable plot. The gore in it was for the sake of gore and often had very little, if any, context with the rest of what was going on. The way the de [...]

    12. A mysterious disease dubbed “the ‘gets” is ravaging the human population. Starting off slowly, it hinders your ability to remember where you parked or where you left your wallet. In time, it advances to the point where you forget to breathe and your heart forgets to beat.A new substance, believed to be a miraculous cure-all healer, is discovered at the bottom of the Challenger Deep, the lowest known point in the ocean. It isn't long before a state of the art research center, populated with [...]

    13. good story, but too much unrelated jive for bedding the story though it was enjoyable for meyeah, the story is really good, the storyline is fine too, and reasonable, i mean acceptablebut something in this book was always doing something weird to my thoughts, when i went deeper, i only concerned with LB, that petite chocolate labthe ending part obtains several pages, some people might think that this part ruined the whole story. to me, it led me into nowhere, cuz i still can't figure out what th [...]

    14. Eight miles below the surface of the ocean, a small team of scientists are working feverishly to harness the properties of a substance that has been discovered on the ocean floor that just may save the world from a plague of staggering proportions. We think we know dark. Nope. Not darkness like this, knowing and ageless and cunning. The sheer pressure of living underwater seems to play with one's thoughts, twisting them into mutations of what is real and true. As your mind starts slipping gears, [...]

    15. Well, the scariest part of this book was when the damned submarine descended into the water. I've never really thought about how scary it would be to travel miles underwater and then just hang out at the bottom of the sea. I don't even like snorkeling or scuba diving. I'm not really much of a fish fan either. Hell, why did I even read this book?Oh yeah because The Troop was a good book. And this book sucked. The beginning was alright and the ending was stupid. That's really all you need to know, [...]

    16. 3 1/2 Submerged StarsThe story and horror aspect was good but it was drawn out. I think this could have been a much shorter book with an epilogue. The author does has a fantastic imagination though ~~~~~~~~~~~OK - so I pondered this one and here are my thoughts.This book started off great and I thought to myself "awesomeI can finally get into a scary book" but then it kind of fell flat.I trudged on and it picked up again but then it got too weird for even me. More or less - it seemed to go over [...]

    17. I had started this book a while back, so I decided to go ahead and finish it as a quick read. I see that a lot of my friends loved this book, but I didn't. There was certainly no lack of lurid descriptions of unearthly entities, gory deaths and dismemberments, and other typical horror fare. I just couldn't CARE about any of it. There was just too much going on. Everything but the kitchen sink was thrown into the mix. I think it would have been more effective to pick a couple of tropes and fully [...]

    18. Update 12/7/15 - The Deep was one of my Top 10 Picks of 2015. See what other books made my list on Badass Book Reviews.Initial Thoughts: This has got to be one of the scariest books I've read in a long time. It takes all of your fears, sticks them in the periphery of your vision, and taunts you. And worst of all, it takes place 8 miles below sea level in an undersea lab where nothing is what it seems. The Deep is a thrilling psychological horror which would appeal to fans of Stephen King. The Re [...]

    19. This book was just terrible for a whole host of reasons.I'll start by saying that while Cutter's first book, The Troop, wasn't a perfect book, it was at least a decent one that left me curious to see what the author would come up with next. Let's just say I'm in no way curious about Cutter's third book. Frankly, you couldn't pay me to read it after slogging through The Deep.Here are my problems with The Deep.1) The CharactersWhat worked about The Troop was that it had characters you cared about. [...]

    20. And here I thought I knew what real horror was about man, this book sure put me in my place, because it took "scary" to the extremes and put "mindfuck" right alongside it for good measure. A bit of warning, folks: this book is not for the faint of heart. Believe what the rest of the people are saying: when they say this book is horror, they fucking mean it.To be honest, I don't really know how to review this book other than to say it scared the shit out of me - psychologically, mentally, and [...]

    21. I finished this book yesterday and I'm sad it's over. I decided to buy The Deep after reading Nick Cutter's The Troop a few months ago. Both lived up to the hype, but after reading The Troop, I didn't believe that The Deep could possibly leave me feeling as shell-shocked as The Troop. But The Deep 'deeply' astounded me. The Deep is not for the imaginatively-challenged - Cutter's graphic, comprehensive descriptions demand a creative, broad-minded audience. The Deep thoroughly fulfilled itself as [...]

    22. Ambrosia, the name of a potential cure for a devastating disease that is wreaking havoc on the population, is being researched in a facility at the bottom of the ocean. The underwater station has not responded after one of the doctors left an unsettling message for his brother asking him to venture down into the abyss.Luke, the brother, can't believe the request seeing as how their relationships is not on the best of terms, but is willing to make the trip for the cure, if not his brother.~"What [...]

    23. 3.5 stars.While humans are dying in mass numbers from a new, untreatable plague, "The 'Gets" (because it causes people to forget thingscluding breathing and eating.), a group of scientists are 8 miles below the ocean, hunting for what they hope is a possible cure. Labeled Ambrosia, this substance found in the darkest depths seems to have the power to regenerate things--but is that all that it does? Lucas, estranged brother to the arguably most brilliant scientist down there, is suddenly summoned [...]

    24. The next stop in my end-of-the-world reading marathon was The Deep by Nick Cutter. This is a well-executed thriller by an author whose previous novel The Troop was terrific. Cutter, pseudonym of Canadian author Craig Davidson, returns to gothic horror with style straight out of the Stephen King playbook, with the spectacular body horror of movies like The Thing or The Fly thrown in. But what was terrible and exciting in his previous novel is done to death here.The novel opens in Guam, where vete [...]

    25. Nick Cutter did it again! Cutter weaves a horrifying tale that reminds me of what the horror genre is missing and I love it. There's endless suspense, tension, psychological warfare, alien matter, and just good ol' fashion terror. After reading last year's The Troop I was excited to see Cutter was back in the saddle. Anyone who's read The Troop knows there was some f**ked up Sh** happening to those boys. Poor, poor boys. Poor, poor us if we ever find ourselves living a true-life Cutter tale. Fir [...]

    26. The problem with loving horror movies and horror novels is that by the time you've reached my age – a sprightly 43 – they've largely lost the ability to shock. I'm so desensitized to zombies and slashers and vampires and demons and killer tomatoes that I watch and read these things more out of a sense of obligation than any real expectation that they'll scare me. The one exception is anything that preys on my fear of the unknown – anything that's going to let my imagination do the work. Th [...]

    27. As much as I loved Nick Cutter's previous horror novel, The Troop, I felt that the author was capable of something even more intense, scarier, and disturbing the next time around. Boy! Was I right!In The Deep we learn that the earth is devastated by a new disease called the 'Gets. Those who are infected start to forget little things, then the bigger things, then pretty much everything to the point they forget to breathe and eventually die. In the deepest part of the Pacific ocean, scientists are [...]

    28. 3.5 stars (I dream of being able to give a half-star one day)Nick Cutter is a rising star in the horror genre, with praise from the likes of Stephen King and Clive Barker. And now praise from me, which I'm sure fulfills Cutter's wildest dreams! ;)Cutter is a natural story teller, and I'm really looking forward to reading his latest novel, Little Heaven. In The Deep, he was able to hook me from the first few chapters and had me guessing on the outcome right until the final pages. That said, I did [...]

    29. I’ve been to the bottom of the ocean. The Mariana Trench. Eight miles down. Really, you ask? No, not really. But thanks to The Deep, it feels like I’ve been there. Cutter’s ability to put me in that place with nothing more than his words is his gift. His descriptions are marvelous.The Deep is a two-fold horror story. Fear is realized from two directions. The first, and in my opinion, the best scare of the book is the ocean itself. There is no quick escape from 8 miles beneath the ocean whe [...]

    30. I received this advanced reader's copy from Gallery Books through NetGalley in exchange for review. I had heard great creepy things about Nick Cutter's debut novel The Troop, and decided to give his upcoming follow-up a try during this Halloween season. The book begins with a great premise, humanity is dying away after a worldwide outbreak of a disease called the 'Gets, which causes the victim to begin to forget, starting with little meaningless things, but eventually evolves to forgetting thing [...]

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