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Tuesday, July 18, 2006

The Book of the Summer!

"The book of the summer." That's how Stephen King describes The Ruins by Scott Smith in Entertainment Weekly. "Smith intends to scare the bejabbers out of you and succeeds. [This book] does for Mexican vacations what Jaws did for New England beaches in 1975."

Smith is known for his bestselling novel, A Simple Plan, which was also made into a movie starring Billy Bob Thornton. Thirteen years later, Smith returns with his second novel, which is more horror than thriller.

Lev Grossman, book critic at Time magazine, writes, "PLEASE, PLEASE let this be the most disturbing novel of the year."

And Phil Kloer, book critic at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, writes, "I was more than halfway through the new horror novel The Ruins when it struck me: There are no chapters. No breaks of any kind. Just one story that keeps unspooling. Relentlessly, inexorably. Bathroom break? You're on your own."

Sounds like a winner to me. Stay tuned for our review coming soon!

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