A Novel

Book - 2017
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Ezekiel Boone continues his shivery and wildly entertaining homage to classic horror novels with Skitter , the second book in his The Hatching series. There's a reason we're afraid of spiders...

Ezekiel Boone's astonishingly inventive debut, The Hatching , was a terrifying account of an apocalyptic week in which an ancient breed of carnivorous spiders woke from their 10,000-year slumber and caused carnage around the world. Then suddenly they started to die in waves, leaving shattered human survivors to take a deep, relieved breath, and begin to clean up the mess and rebuild their lives. But spider expert Melanie Guyer, and the crisis team the US president and her chief of staff has assembled around her, are pretty sure that this isn't the last they've seen of these eight-legged predators. Something else is coming, something connected to the eerie stashes of glowing white eggs the spiders left in places like LA's Staples Center--something very very bad.
Something that will test the capacity of the entire human race to survive.
Publisher: Toronto : Random House Canada, 2017.
ISBN: 9780345816511
Branch Call Number: FIC Boone
Characteristics: xvii, 328 pages ; 23 cm.


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Sep 19, 2017

strange book - the characters are well fleshed out but the plot doesn't do them justice -so often they're just killed off. Still, there's a building urgency in the overall picture that keeps you engaged.

May 21, 2017

Ezekiel Boone's second book in the Hatching series is just as exciting and terrifying as the first, as the spiders begin to spread across America and the world in a seemingly unstoppable apocalypse, even as the government takes even more drastic actions against an enemy unlike anything that humanity as ever faced. Like the first novel, this one is filled with gruesome horror, and ends in another cliffhanger that ensures the reader will anxiously await this trilogy's conclusion.

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