Insects

Insects A deadly carnivorous insect A group of scientists trapped in the remote rainforest One horror filled night Entomologist Howard Duncan has a generous grant and a wealthy lover Now he s on the verge of

  • Title: Insects
  • Author: John Koloen
  • ISBN: 9781940708829
  • Page: 282
  • Format: Paperback
  • A deadly carnivorous insect.A group of scientists trapped in the remote rainforest.One horror filled night.Entomologist Howard Duncan has a generous grant and a wealthy lover Now he s on the verge of a find in the Brazilian rainforest that will reenergize his career the rarely sighted reptilus blaberus, an insect like no other.But something has changed nature has startA deadly carnivorous insect.A group of scientists trapped in the remote rainforest.One horror filled night.Entomologist Howard Duncan has a generous grant and a wealthy lover Now he s on the verge of a find in the Brazilian rainforest that will reenergize his career the rarely sighted reptilus blaberus, an insect like no other.But something has changed nature has started producing an antidote to the fungal infection that previously held the insect population in check Skeletons provide Duncan and his team with an ominous first clue about the potential consequences.And as the hunters become the hunted, the team must fight for their lives if they want to survive the terror filled night.

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    1. BLUF: I really enjoyed certain aspects of this book, but, as a whole, the book didn’t do much for me.**I received this ebook free from storycartel in exchange for an honest review**Let’s start with the goodThis is one of the first books I have read that tells the story through multiple perspectives. I don’t know if this classifies as the omniscient narrator or if it’s something entirely different, but it works for this book. I enjoyed knowing what all characters were feeling and thinking [...]

    2. I must be a glutton for punishment. I just can't resist when someone mentions man eating creatures. Especially the creepy crawling ones. Imagine a bug that kind of looks like a cockroach. One of the big Palmetto ones. It is longer than your middle finger. Now imagine it's not like any known insect. And it's adapted. Changed. And we are now on it's menu. Then imagine you don't know all this. Just that it's a new species. You gather a team, go into the rain forest. And you find the insect. And tha [...]

    3. Following lunch, the group fanned out again. More than two hours had passed since Rankin found the armadillo and questions were whispered about whether they should change course. They were getting nowhere fast.I’m never particularly happy when I have to give a book a poor review.But for its page count, John Koloen’s Insects seems excessively ponderous, rabbit-trailing far too often into uninteresting backstory, dull exposition, or dwelling on peripheral characters. The plot of the book is a [...]

    4. For the reviews I've read here and on I was expecting a bit more of this one to be honest the starting point is good, a unknown insect species (giant cockroaches with jaws that can chew and axes on their front legs) developed a taste for human flesh and are killing people on Brazilian flooding shores of as rivera young and ambitious entomologist joins efforts with a old university professor that is the one who ever studied them but never published his work and a strange crew of college students [...]

    5. While this may not have the best writing, the most flowing story or the most lovable characters, I loved it. There is something about the idea of man-killing insects that just appeals to me, especially when it comes with a massive dose of ecology based science geekery. Seriously my inner geek loved this book (as did my outer geek and my long lost inner cool) as Duncan and co found themselves in well well well over their heads, which you could see coming a mile off, and they are stuck at the merc [...]

    6. I stopped reading at chapter 61. Unfortunately, the book just wasn't capturing my imagination. If the story had been a little tighter, I think it would have succeeded. For example, one of the final straws that convinced me to give up on this book was an almost full page description of the contents of Prof Azevedos drawers. I sometimes had trouble telling the characters apart too, and at one point had to go back and look up who characters were.I'd bet that the author's next book will improve on t [...]

    7. First book is action packed and I couldn't put the book down. Second book took a while to get into the action. Had to put the book down for a month before starting the the Third book , at which point couldn't wait to finish it. Overall good read but I don't want to read anything else about bugs again for a while. Lol

    8. GhoolishA surprisingly good tale of suspense and action. Toward the middle it became a real page Turner racing to the end.

    9. Manaus, Brazil (Rio Negro basin). Dr. Howard Duncan (Entomologist) & Cody Boyd (graduate entomologist, Howard’s assistant) were out hunting for new types of insects. Howard had gotten a huge grant to research/study that particular species. Boyd had been bitten.Raul Barbosa (54, retired miner) had contacted Jose Silva (export business) to sell him some goods but never showed up. Jose was very concerned.He went to Raul’s place only to find what was left of his corpse.Howard & Cody went [...]

    10. Hmmm, well this wasn't a favorite of mine. I thought the story line was great but it could have been so much better. For one: how about more victims? Sounds terrible but this is a creepy bug story and for those who enjoy this type of story, the more carnage the better! The author did a good job of describing the bugs in eating action, so that was a definite plus. Also, I didn't care for any of the characters except, perhaps, the young guide, Suarez. He was likeable but the others were annoying, [...]

    11. I started this book thinking it would be a bug book in the way that you get funny but ok B grade bug movies. You know, the ones with the monster bugs that are just fun fluffy watching or reading. I was happily surprised to find that this book is much deeper than that. From the moment the author started giving us detailed cross-sections and close up descriptions of reptilus blaberus, I was totally hooked. Why did the fungus that was holding this bug in check get altered? What do you do with a bug [...]

    12. This is a book along the lines of michael crichton, robin cook, etc. A thriller about a new bug that threatens the world, or at least the rain forest. And this time is is very literally a bug; a humongous cockroach like thingie with little axes/saws on its front legs that hack into flesh as they devour their victims. And there are lots of victims. It begins with an expedition to find and study these insects, which are at first thought to be obscure, and few, and very controlled and controllable. [...]

    13. Hahayone who knows me well, knows there has never been a B movie I didn't like. The description for this book included something along the lines of "monster insects that prey on people"-total no brainer for me. Well written? No Unbelievable? Yes Stereotyped characters? Yes. A whole lotta stupid fun? Yeah. If you want something fun, go for it. I'm into fun right now, so I'm going to start book two in a few minutes :) Gotta see where these insects head off to to chomp on next

    14. A deadly carnivorous insect (in this case a new species that has amassed to the thousands) & a group of scientists who set out to study the insect (not know how many they now numbered, nor how deadly they are) become trapped in a remote rainforest during the rainy season. The floods that come from the rains, inhibiting their progress & threatening their lives on its own, could be the one thing that just might save their lives during one horror filled night. Entomologist Howard Duncan has [...]

    15. You dislike bugs? Turn back now!This is not a novel for those who dislike creepy-crawlies.The author has created a scenario that at least in the first novel has the possibility of being either a flubbed apocalypse (think Killer Bees) or that of an environmental disaster close to an Extinction Level Event!The author develops both the main protagonist characters (and enough back story to support their actions) and subsidiary characters (no cardboard cutouts here).The storyline is developed very we [...]

    16. Insects : A NOVELMankind has come to feel superior to the different life beings that live around us. We have succeeded in either tameing or capturing most. This book reminds you that we DON'T, SOME INSECTS have become immune to the pesticides we use to control or kill. NOW THEY ARE ATTACKING US. This THRILLING , HORROR TALE can only serve as a warning to us. We are not as prepared as we thought we were. Are they here? Who knows ! ARE THEY COMING ? SOONER OR LATER ??? DEFINITELYI RECOMMEND

    17. I have to agree with a few of the other reviews. The book does not have much character development or really make me get emotionally attached to any of the characters. However, that being said, I did really enjoy this novel. It was a refreshing plot that was unlike anything I've read in a really long time. Some parts were predictable but it was certainly a very entertaining page turner for me. Looking forward to reading the sequel soon, though it's craycray that anyone would go back out into the [...]

    18. Good storyBook is a solid read up until the end. Suspense builds throughout and you wonder how the characters can survive the relentless insects and other obstacles. Toward the end, the book takes a left turn and wraps up very quickly and actually annoyed me because it felt like the characters were just poofed out of their predicament. The story is very good and I enjoyed it very much. Just not so much the ending. Check it out

    19. Interesting, but lacking style and detailThe story was interesting enough to keep me reading to the end, but not enough to make me want to buy the next two books. The amount of detail describing the insects was adequate, but I wasn't able to form distinguishable characters in my mind's eye. The style of writing was decent enough to keep me reading, but nothing really captured my emotions enough to elicit laughter or even empathy for the unfortunate characters.

    20. cant stand bugs, don't like bugs. Even worse I am TERRIFIED OF SPIDERS. So not sure even why I picked up this set of 3 for this series but, it was actually rather good and whats better it was about lol. ROACHESssssss!First book was excellent ( 2nd book) was really good ( 3rd book) was ehhhhh not as good or excellent as first 2, but it gave it a ending. Not bad if your into bugs or not even into them ( like me)

    21. DifferentI wasn't sure what to expect when I picked this book. I am usually into horror thriller type books. This was kinda horror-ish but then not really. Not a great book but readable. Characters were good. Writing was good. I know I won't get the trilogy but I will say for a person interested in bugs this is a book for them.

    22. Suspenseful, downright terrifying!A recluse called his friend to say he was bringing him some hides to sell. When he didn't show up his friend went looking for him. All he found was a skeleton with several dead bugs under the body.

    23. Insects I never thought I could read such a book. Insects. I was amazed how hard it was to survive such trials. I was fascinated with each page. Congrats to the author

    24. Really good.A very good readn't wait to read the next one.hopefully,that will explain the bugs bettereps you reading on.who will be the victor?

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