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Although the concept of killer slugs is somewhat hard to grasp, "they are small and squirmy...how scary can they be", the actual book is excellent.
Shaun Hutson is an excellent horror writer and if you've been reading the likes of Stephen King, James Herbert, and Dean Koontz, then you've missed one out and need to discover Shaun Hutson.
His writing style is so much clearer than that of Stephen King for example who I sometimes find to be a bit rambling and unorganized in style although admittedly with flawless ideas.
You must remember that this book is somewhat classic horror now following in the style of The Rats and Night of The Crabs, if you loved these of indeed like 80s horror then this is a must read as it stands the test of time and you almost forget its age and could mistake it for a newer publication.
Also a quick work of warning this book is not for the faint hearted as Shaun Hutson's graphic horror scenes are just that GRAPHIC they leave little to the imagination and some readers may find them a bit sick and vile but in the context of the rest of the book they are infrequent enough and well placed.
After reading this I have become a Shaun Hutson fan and have read some of his other books, also I periodically check is website as his blog is hilarious!!