For fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris, picture this a landscape of American genocide5 D A Y S A G OA rash of bizarre murders swept the country Senseless Brutal Seemingly unconnected A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike A mass of school shootings Prison riots of unprecedented brutality Mind bogglinFor fans of Stephen King, Dean Koontz, and Thomas Harris, picture this a landscape of American genocide5 D A Y S A G OA rash of bizarre murders swept the country Senseless Brutal Seemingly unconnected A cop walked into a nursing home and unloaded his weapons on elderly and staff alike A mass of school shootings Prison riots of unprecedented brutality Mind boggling acts of violence in every state.4 D A Y S A G OThe murders increased ten fold 3 D A Y S A G OThe President addressed the nation and begged for calm and peace 2 D A Y S A G OThe killers began to mobilize Y E S T E R D A YAll the power went out T O N I G H TThey re reading the names of those to be killed on the Emergency Broadcast System You are listening over the battery powered radio on your kitchen table, and they ve just read yours.Your name is Jack Colclough You have a wife, a daughter, and a young son You live in Albuquerque, New Mexico People are coming to your house to kill you and your family You don t know why, but you don t have time to think about that any You only have time to.R U NThis 80,000 word novel also contains a bonus interview with Blake, and excerpts from his other work.
Run For fans of Stephen King Dean Koontz and Thomas Harris picture this a landscape of American genocide D A Y S A G OA rash of bizarre murders swept the country Senseless Brutal Seemingly unconnected
Too dark Too quiet Everything wrong.This one grabbed me right by the nose hairs and would not let go What you have here is a helluva of a thriller Is it particularly believable Maybe not Did I care Nope The world has gone completely crazy Cities are burning, people are being shot en masse There s nowhere to go, but you can t stay where you are Get food, water, gas and RUN Not sold on the ending, but the ride getting there was a real trip.
Find all of my reviews at 52bookminimum 3.5 StarsOn page six of Run you learn that There s no decent place to stand in a massacre It was about that point I remembered I was reading a Blake Crouch story and that Because I am a baby.If you re an avid Goodreader there s little chance you have been able to avoid this summer s barrage of reviews for Dark Matter or last year s flood regarding Wayward Pines At this point I think it s safe to say that I m a Crouch fangirl and if he s writing it, I m sno [...]
Survival It s basically what this book is about Running, trying to find food and shelter It starts strong A man and his family discover that because of some crazy aurora borealis lights in the sky, people are going psycho So, man and family have to run away from the crazy psycho people.I listened to the audio version of this book and I was quite interested for about the first half There are some fantastic, edge of your seat scenes where some crazy shizz goes down Brutal, graphic But then we got [...]
Here s a tidbit about me I love AMC s The Walking Dead I have followed every season through all the horror, group dynamics, and even the boring episodes I can watch zombies kill and be killed all day longbut when it comes to people violently killing people on the show OMG my stomach turns Ahem Negan Blake Crouch s Run has that same quality about it People have been affected by something that causes them to target the unaffected Target meaning killutally It s not zombie related or a viral illness [...]
Positively putrid I have no idea how this book is garnering so many 5 star reviews It was tedious and boring and poorly written and had cardboard characters, but the premise was intriguing, so I kept reading I kept waiting for it to get better, to change, to become something different, something other than simply getting in the car and running from one hiding place to the next, but it didn t It just kept on going that way, and then suddenly it ended The problem sorted itself out No explanation w [...]
Really enjoyed Run by Blake Crouch a solid 4 read was compelling non stop action from start to finish this had it all great characters thought Dee was the real heroine kept the family together through a nightmare no family should be put through.a top notch thrillerRUN,RUN, RUN for your lives there is no turning back mass shootings city on fire where would you go all you could do is RUN All I can say is that Blake crouch really knows how to keep the reader engaged his description of the scene was [...]
Well damn I don t think I can even put into words how much I enjoyed this book I m still reeling from it All I have to say is that I m so glad I started this on Saturday because had it been during the week I probably would not have made it into work.This book has definitely usurped Intensity for the most intense book I ve read I swear my stomach was in knots from beginning until end Even now after having finished it I m still trying to settle I think you can tell a good book from just an alright [...]
Many people have a problem with Crouch s stilted half sentences I take it for what it is, just the author s style With that being said, this was one of my favorite books of the past five years The plot is unlike anything else I ve ever read Crouch is brutal and unapologetic in this book The scenery is always changing and you never know where you ll end up next.I ve heard complaints from people that some of the last minute rescues in the story got on their nerves I didn t mind so much Crouch had [...]
I have seen lots of good reviews and lots of bad reviews for this one.I thought it was excellent, exciting, interesting, suspenseful, mysterious, etc etc etc I think what hit home with me is that a lot of it took place in places in Wyoming and Montana where I used to live, work, and travel Because of this I could see what the characters were seeing very well.One thing that I thought was weird, though, was that even though he referred to many cities, roads, and national parks by their name or des [...]
This is the first solo work and first novel I ve read by Blake Crouch He is a no frills but effective action writer and he kept me interested in his novel about a family running from a apocalyptic styled event and from the people affected by it It is imaginative and fast paced I liked it mainly for the interaction between the family especially in the sense of how a disaster brings them together I kept having flashbacks to the great Corman B movie, Panic in the Year Zero with Ray Milland Take tha [...]
I m becoming such a fan, Crouch just continues to impress with his consistently and genuinely thrilling thrillers This time it s the Walking Dead sort of apocalypse minus zombies and with a considerably smaller cast of characters So basically one family surviving the insurmountable odds in the face of a peculiar apocalypse of sorts caused by an aurora, localized and only affecting those who saw it And not right away, but eventually Crouch makes you really care about his survivors that he proceed [...]
Blake Crouch s stand alone novel Run, is quite similar with his previous Wayward Pine trilogy The story focuses on a married couple who are having relationship issues and how this couple reacts to a society breakdown emergency, and how they struggle to get themselves and their children to safety.The story is action paced and thrilling, it is also an effective page turner You can easily fit yourself into the main characters shoes and share their panic and suffering when they are enduring a crisis [...]
A pretty good and thriller from Blake Crouch I have read a few of his works and have for the most part, enjoyed them all He can definitely tell a heck of a story This one was no different, but was missing something for me and I can t exactly put my finger on it The characterizations were good and the pacing was solid, however, it felt a little repetitive in content around the middle to mark Not a bad story by any means, but ultimately just better than good for me.
Blake Crouch writes really good scenery Usually, descriptions of places just bore me, but he has some real talented at bringing landscapes to life, making them engaging and unique I don t see that in many novels, and I quite enjoyed the passages about the various settings employed by this book.That s the bulk of my praise Otherwise, this book wasn t for me, and I found it unconvincing and unsophisticated I m trying to read digitally self published novels, and I chose this due to its popularity [...]
Takes a HUGE drink of water wipes sweat from brow Whew THAT was an adventure Those match my feelings exactly after blowing through the swift read, Run by Blake Crouch As noted in my last book review on The Land of Painted Caves by Jean Auel, I spent much of the summer slogging through the entire Earth s Children s series Run, was the PERFECT antidote to that exercise in perseverance The premise is simple, what would happen if for some inexplicable reason a large segment of the US population went [...]
Try to imagine you and your family in your car You re driving as fast as you can because people are trying to hunt you down to kill you Not just some specific people but everyone They are everywhere and they want you dead You hear that there could be safety up north in Canada, but you re in Albuquerque, New Mexico What choice do you havee world as you know it has gone mad You head north but no matter where you go, be it a mountain, the middle of a wilderness, an abandoned building, they end up f [...]
DNF d at 14% I can not get into this I am in such a reading slump.
Full Review over at Fantasy Book Critic ANALYSIS Not only was I fascinated by RUN s blurb, but previously I had read Serial Uncut which was a collaborative effort between Blake Crouch and Joe Konrath I very much liked the book s mix of horror and thriller genres and therefore contacted the author for a review copy Mr Crouch gladly obliged and I immediately dove in wondering how the book would measure up against such a tantalizing blurbN begins with an unnamed female arriving at an unknown site a [...]
Wow Been 2 or 3 months since my last five star read a lot of solid 4 star ones though , but this one qualifies started it last night, stayed up way too late, then finished it today when I should have been spending time with my family I expected the book to be good I didn t necessarily expect it to be great.It s fast paced, relentless, just the right balance of simple and rich writing A compelling conflict, compelling characters, and numerous twists Basically, a large portion of Americans have go [...]
Where do I start This book was a wild ride from beginning to end Heart pumping action I would describe this book as a combination of The Road and how I imagine The Walking Dead to start the downfall, essential No, this isn t a zombie book, but it s a book about society completely breaking down and what one family does to survive I love survival type stories like this I constantly think, what would I do in this situation And I also constantly remind myself that I need to take some basic survival [...]
This is a story of a family on the run for survival where anarchy and mayhem has struck, end of days sort of stuff I received this copy as an arc to review, it s my first reading of Crouch s solo work, I loved Draculas a collaborative work I have not read but i think his other works like Abandon are better There is some elements missing that make this on the run for survival story just a bit thrilling I suppose when I read these type of themed storis I try to par them alongside I am Legend and [...]
Don t look Whatever you do Don t Look view spoiler hide spoiler A list of names being read over the air If your name is called, you re dead How incredibly creepy and terrifying it must have been to listen to that broadcast Just imagine, waiting with bated breath, wondering if your name is going to be next If it was, your only option was to run because they were coming for you Now, did you look when I told you not to Be honest here Well if you did, you re next.What happened to that story That was [...]
Well, if you take into account that the original name of this book was American Genocide , you probably have a good idea of what s going to happen once you start reading The premise is absolutely terrifying for some reason you find out at the end large portions of Americans are turning against each other and killing people in droves At first it s just a slightly elevated number of shootings, then double the usual, thene power goes out and they start reading the names of those who are going to be [...]
Another mile a minute, face melting, pulse pounding action suspense novel from Crouch I was glued to my Kindle from the first page to the end This one was my second from him after reading Pines and, while I loved the non stop breakneck pacing of the plot, it was not quite as cohesive Some reviewers are dettered by the unbelievable scenarios that are presented in Crouch s novels but he executes these impossible scenes with bravado and style which, for me anyway, means hellaciously fun reading I f [...]
OMG This book was so freaking nerve racking I lost it a couple of times The only thing that stops me from giving it 5 stars is just the explanation for the carnage was just not believable, I mean c mon, was that really the best explanation the writer could come up with Aside that little pesky detail it was a great and I mean a GREAT book
I like my sleep, but some of this horror stuff has been intruding on it Take this novel for instance, Run, by Blake Crouch I found it hard to put down it was an intense, taunt read This is my first read on a Crouch novel as a solo author , I read Draculas a collaboration with a few of his buddies, check the archives , and I was totally mesmerized from the get go People keep asking me to read horror novels I never thought I would like it, but hey, the Kindle is fully charged and the virtual pages [...]
Run by Blake Crouch immerses the reader in a dystopian US society, where a large portion of the population suddenly begins to kill other people after viewing a cosmic event The experience changed those people into murderous maniacs that are compelled to kill all people who did not witness the event and were not affected by it The crazed killers can recognize those who were not changed by the event, and they work together to kill them all, even their neighbors, friends, and family members The boo [...]
Well there went my day, blew off everything and finished the book.Blake Crouch is good when he writes the thrillers When he joins up with his partner in crime J.A Conrath Jack Kilborn the resulting stories are dark and horrible beyond all imagination.Crouch writes this book on his own and it is a page turning thriller about a family that escapes Albuquerque and flees a populace that has become over run with mass murderers acting out terrible acts of violence against people who haven t been effec [...]
I don t know what made me decide to read this book from my very lengthy to read list, but wowI m so, so glad that I did This book was amazing well written and suspenseful It s the story of a family of four trying to survive in the midst of chaos and danger following a bizarre cosmic phenomenon I read this book in two days, neglecting my responsibilities just so I could find out what would happen next I would love to see this book made into a movie.
I think this is the best book I have read this year It is one of those stories that you hate to put down and then itch to return to once you do stop WARNING THIS IS A VIOLENT BOOK That said, I think the story is well told There is a new group of authors out there that I am really starting to appreciate Blake Crouch is one of those