June 1, 2011

The Quiet by Patrick Billings

Title:  The Quiet
Author:  Patrick Billings
Format:  PB
Pages:  244
Genre:  Thriller
Publisher:  Tor, 1994
ISBN-13:  978-0812521313
Series:  Stand Alone

Favorite Quote:  Following this, a third and final woman must be found to fulfill the requirements for his spiritual transfer.  But before he could offer her, he must find another grizzly to replace the one who had deserted him.

Synopsis (Amazon):  As the mutilated bodies of women continue to turn up in Yellowstone National Park, the apparent victims of killer grizzly bears, a cold, calculating, and deviously evil presence stalks the park, living out his mad childhood fantasies.

Review:  The Silence of the Lambs meets Grizzly Adams.  Sort of.  This was an original story, but certainly not on the same level as some others I've read.  The madman, who was abused by his mother as a child, tortures and kills women using trapped grizzly bears.  Like I said, original.  It was a quick read, something you could easily read on a plane trip or a quiet evening.  It just wasn't as great as it could have been.  I was a little disappointed.

Rating:  4 / 10

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