Originally Posted by iris45211
It was kind of like a horror novel. I got it because I have read all of my Stephen King books (almost) It is about a group of people that are Urban Explorers. They go into abandoned hotels, subways, amusement parks...ect. It is illegal. I think that I would do it though because it does sound like fun. They go into the Paragon hotel to explore and they run into all kinds of horrible things. The Paragon was designed by some crazy hemophelliac that would never leave. I thought that it really was a pretty good book. I blew through it in about a day and a half.
I guess the thing that surprised me the most was that the writer is the guy that created Rambo. I never would have put the two together had I not read the jacket.
OK, just finished this today. Decent, but not that good. The best thing - as you noted - is it's a quick read. A real page turner. the problem is it gets bogged down in the last third with all the action in the secret corridors and stairwells. that was hard to follow. also, as the book went on, it became less exciting. there was a real sense of horror and evil about the hotel itself, then the bad guys turned out to be human. i was disappointed, the blurb of the back wasn;t explicit either way but led me to expect a supernatural story. actually, it would have been way better had he gone that route.
also, the characters were hard to care for. Balenger was OK, but was the only one to get a backstory. The professor and Vinnie, Rick and Cora were just strictly by-the-numbers and you knew going in that not all would survive. Morrell did nothing to make us believe in or care for these people.