Robert McCammon is an author everyone should read at least once. He is a master at manipulating a reader's emotions, a great storyteller, and the imagery he describes lets his tales play out like movies in your head. Stinger is not one of his best pieces, but it still works well as pure horror entertainment. The characters are believeable, their reactions to a terrifying alien invasion of a tiny Texas town well done, but I found some scenes lacking-such as the "big surprise" the antagonist called Stinger unveils to wreak havoc on the poor Earth people he calls "bugs", and there were even a few chunks of text describing minor events that could have been ommitted from the story entirely without disrupting the continuity. McCammon's flow is fast, his books hard to set down, and this one was no exception. It just seemed at times he was wandering dazed through the wreckage and chaos like one of his own characters, looking for the next clue to help him wrap up the story satisfactorily. Read Stinger, but be sure to check out the author's other titles, too. The man can entertain!