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The "stinger" is an alien bounty hunter that remains ominously hidden for most of the book, but appears to be an enormous wicked mixture of centipede and scorpion. The bounty it's after is the "good guy" of the tale--a waif-like being who invades the mind of a small girl to make its presence known. They both arrive in a hot, desolate West Texas town surrounded by the alkali dust and sagebrush of a flatland between mountains. And the battle begins. An unpretentious horror novel with memorable imagery, Stinger is this reviewer's favorite of Robert McCammon's. It has appealing characters. It has feuding motorcycle gangs. It even has a bit of a West Side Story romance between Anglo guy and Hispanic girl. Sure, it's a B-movie romp, but McCammon is earnest--he doesn't play it for laughs. The action is scary and horrifying, making for a long, satisfying read. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
"A master who keeps his audience spellbound with every sentence." --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product Description
This book is referred to by some people as an 80's b-movie like it's a bad thing. This book was awesome!Published 25 days ago by Amazon Customer
I loved the book! Just couldn't complain about the extra cost of shipping. LolPublished 3 months ago by Vanity Smurf
STINGER is just a flat out fun book to read. To sum up the plot by calling it a good alien vs bad alien story doesn't begin to cover it. Read morePublished on Nov. 5 2002 by T. King
As usual McCammon manages to give warm characters, that are easily liked, and still managed to create a fast paced action sci/fi book that entertains and never bores the reader. Read morePublished on July 10 2002 by Marjorie
I won't go into the story line I think there are enough reviews for that.
This is the first book by R.R.M that I've read, and it will not be my last. Read more
What a fun story, it has just the right amount of humor to break the rollercoaster tension. A completely original idea and villain. Read morePublished on April 8 2002 by P. Craig