Insects is the story of the guy who wanted to become famous. Duncan is an entomologist looking to not become rich (though as the gravy, that's primo!) but for fame. He wanted his name published in papers, books and lead lectures= a form of immortality. He wanted the notoriety in discovering what no one else had ever been able to touch, witness and study first-hand. The reptilus blaberus was his thing, his bug and his ticket to fame, but at what cost?
The three books, Insects, Insects: The Hunted and Insects: Specimens, all three were about the carnivorous reptilus blalerus. They were vicious critters that attacked the eyes and other soft tissue before using orifices to attack from within. Koloen used his literary skills to describe attacks that made it impossible for me to sit still while reading. The communal attacks by the scouts and colony were ungodly. In book three, I had to turn past a page and a half as one man, covered in the killer creatures, fell into a full tank of the monsters... ghastly! But the author did his job and I was grossed out. Excellent job!
But now I need to say why I gave this series a lower rating. I love horror and I like monsters- and these were unique- but in each book, there was a lot of lag. There was so much by way of description of the activities made by the scientists and their bad luck, I was bored to freaking death! Then the climax of each book hit at the end of the story, keeping me hooked only because I wanted to get to the nitty gritty! I HATE THAT!
Lastly, while the expeditions were conducted in Brazil, many times the author stated something in Portuguese but didn't give the translation. Good thing I was reading on my trusty iPad mini, equipped with the iTranslate app. ANY language and I'm set! But seriously, if you're going to have another language going on, put the translation in there, so I won't have to look for it. He did the same with a few scientific/entomological definitions. I had to look them up too, but someone must have said something around the second book, because book three explained a bit more.
So that's it. I loved all the horrific activity, but I had to really dig to get to them. I just thought there'd have been so much more. If you like to be creeped out and jump at the smallest strand of hair that brushes your neck, this is your book! Check it out while I move on to the next read! 📚
*Hell Freezes Over is next.
The Insects Trilogy
Amazon Digital Services
October 13, 2016, March 1, 2016& May 17, 2016
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