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2.0 out of 5 starsjust blahSept. 24 2011
By Dustin Whalen - Published on Amazon.com
I've read The Lake by Largent. That book was supposed to be about a lake monster but turned out to be about a big poisonous cloud instead. But it was good enough that my interest was peaked for this book because it again was supposed to be about something underwater thats killing people (which I love) but again....so I thought. One of the other reviews talks about this having creepy horror which it doesn't because this is a Z grade Dirk Pitt type story about people trying to retrieve cannisters from the ocean floor.(see clive cussler for Dirk Pitt)It wasn't horror like it markets itsself to be. and the reviewer also mentions a monster which this book DOES NOT HAVE. I don't think that reviewer even read this book. Heck I don't think the people who published this book even read it, because the back of the book says the main character sees something moving inside the cannisters and it "terrifies him" or something I can't remember. I don't have the book in front of me but again no NOTHING moves in the cannisters. Its just another poison.
It's basically just The Lake only this time it takes place on the ocean. Dunno why he didn't just call it "The Ocean". Heck I don't see why he bothered calling it The Prometheus Project. I don't see what this book has to do with greek mythology. And the book itself? Boring. Heck most every death in this book happens while away from the main character. You don't even see it happen. its basically "oh by the way guess whose dead". Aside from having the same plot in a different local that The Lake had theres another problem. Its in first person. Which is another thing Largent isn't good at. So tons of things happen away from the main character. He just finds out later. So in conclusion. Stay away form The Lake, stay away from Prometheus Project. Stay away from Largent. The only reason I gave this book a 2 is because the only thing I give a 1 too is something I can't finish. And this I somehow got through.
5.0 out of 5 starsGreat Icky Bug!March 31 2008
By Fred Rayworth - Published on Amazon.com
I've got to call it like I see it. This is great icky bug. After reading The Lake, I started looking for all of Mr. Largent's books and this was the second one I found, which was in the early to mid nineties. It kept me engrossed from page one and has plenty of creepy horror and a great icky bug. If you like the good old style horror with a monster (icky bug) and a high body count, this book is for you. Highly recommended.
0 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 starsI thought it was real good up till the end.Sept. 15 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Largent is a genius! The use of Hitler was brilliant. I wish there had been a more exciting ending.