Supernatural: Fresh Meat マスマーケット – 2013/2/19
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A rash of strange deaths in the Tahoe National Forest bring Sam, Dean and Bobby to the Sierra Nevada mountains to hunt a monster with a taste for human flesh. Soon walking corpses, bodies with missing organs, and attacks by a mysterious flying creature lead the trio to a cunning and deadly foe which can assume a human form and will do anything to survive. When a blizzard strikes the area, and not knowing who they can trust, they must battle not only the monster, but also the elements to survive.
A Supernatural novel that reveals a previously unseen adventure for the Winchester brothers, from the hit TV series!
Alice Henderson began her writing career working for LucasArts, writing material for videogames Star Wars Galactic Battlegrounds and Star Wars Battle for Naboo. She is currently a freelance writer, producing short stories, novels, video game material, and comics. Her work includes the Buffy the Vampire Slayer novels Night Terrors and Portal Through Time.
It was an unexpected and welcome, my favorite type that related natural disaster.
Trio acts all together, don't miss the great fun!
I hope the last chapter was longer, especially after putting an end to everything.
... Shall I add some on the blank pages? :)
It got better and by the end of the book I realized I had enjoyed it somewhat. However it didn't 'feel' like the boys. First off as a previous review mentioned, there were mistakes. Dean never stabbed Sam, and any fan of the show knows that. Secondly they could have inserted 3 robots for all the feeling they had. There was NO character development at all. It was like 3 strangers teaming up to hunt together. I honestly got the feeling that the author had never seen an episode of the show. Just read a few scripts to get some background on the boys and Bobby.
Sam, Dean and Bobby literally got the crap beat out of them non stop for the entire book yet none of them even acknowledged it or slowed down. 3 stars might even be a bit much for me. Someday a writer is going to go back and WATCH the show from the beginning. Then hopefully we will have a book worthy of the boys.
The first third of the book had me sighing, “Okay. Another waste of money,” because the author included a lot of painfully long clumps of backstory that we as fans already know. The book is set early in Season 7, prior to Bobby’s death, when Sam is still dealing with Hallucifer and Castiel is presumably dead – so for page after page we have Dean, or Sam, mentally recalling the events of the first several episodes of the season (including the agonizing Amy saga), with no new insight into any of it. Yes, there were several action sequences, but they passed by quickly, in favor of more mopey backstory.
Apparently, the author cracked open a six-pack of Red Bull. From about the midway point through the end of the book, the action moves at a rip-roaring pace. The boys and Bobby fight their way from one harrowing challenge to another – and I’ll point out to my fellow fans, if it’s “whumpage” you’re looking for, this book is where you’ll find it, in spades! Sam, Dean, and Bobby are all battered, kicked, sliced, impaled, crushed, frozen, nearly suffocated… (Though, true to the TV series, they recover from each life-threatening injury in a miraculously short time.)
The original characters didn’t quite satisfy me; the author sacrificed getting into their heads in favor of continuing the action, and I’m sure that’s fine for most readers. We don’t find out anything new about Sam, Dean, or Bobby, either - but again, the breakneck pace of the last part of the book will keep you reading, and you won’t worry about how Dean is dealing with the loss of Cas, or what’s going on with the Leviathans. There’s a mystery involved, a great new monster, considerable amounts of gore, our boys being smart and inventive – it’s tough to ask for more. (All right, chopping out a bunch of the backstory would help, but I won’t quibble.)
Long story short: do I recommend this book? Heck yes! If you’re patient with that first third (go ahead, skim through it), you’ll be rewarded with that blazing second half. Enjoy!
The only down side to this book is it wasn't edited the greatest. I caught quite of few mistakes, but not enough to bother me too much. They repeat a few of phrases, "got their bearings" and "was greatfull that he...." is in their like 10 times each, which can get a little annoying, but other than minor mistakes it's a good book.