Free eBook Basilisk download

by Graham Masterton

Free eBook Basilisk download ISBN: 1847511422
Author: Graham Masterton
Publisher: Severn House Trade Paperback; Reprint edition (May 1, 2010)
Language: English
Pages: 216
Category: Imaginative Literature
Subcategory: Genre Fiction
Size MP3: 1871 mb
Size FLAC: 1199 mb
Rating: 4.7
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She opened the drapes, so that the bedroom was a little lighter, but all he did was bury himself deeper under the comforter. Usually she would have woken him, but today she decided to let him sleep. He had tried to be philosophical about his gryphon project, but she knew how bitterly disappointed he was, and how much it had taken out of him, both mentally and physically. A couple of hours’ extra rest would do him good. Quick,’ Nathan mumbled.

Basilisk but get that giant snake out of your head

Basilisk but get that giant snake out of your head. Masterton's Basilisk totally surprised me because it did not resemble "the King of Serpents" at all. I found the. des It seems like Masterton has a life-long goal of making ancient legends and rituals into novels.

Writer Graham Masterton was born in Edinburgh, Scotland on January 16, 1946. In 1976, he published is first horror novel The Manitou and has written over thirty-five more over the years. He has also written four collections of short stories and is the author of the Rook series.

The thrilling new horror from this best-selling author.

Graham Masterton (born 16 January 1946 in Edinburgh) is a British horror author. In addition to his novels Masterton has written a number of sex instruction books, including How To Drive Your Man Wild In Bed and Wild Sex for New Lovers. This novel was adapted in 1978 for the film The Manitou. Masterton currently lives in Surrey, England.

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The thrilling new horror from this best-selling author . . . - When one of his wife Grace’s patients dies in unusual circumstances, stem-cell researcher Nathan suspects that someone else has been attempting the same experiments as him – bringing mythical creatures to life – only with much more success. But then Grace is injured, and Nathan’s life spirals into a nightmare as he is faced with an impossible dilemma: lose Grace forever, or breed more mythological beasts, at the cost of countless more human lives . . .

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Dead Samurai
Once again, Graham Masterton journeys into the paranormal for dependable horror chills with this book. This time, you have to get past a big stumbling block -- you have to accept that a zoologist is spending a couple million dollars to breed a true medieval fantasy creature, a gryphon, for its medical and biological benefits. That's right up there with the early Masterton novel, The Sphinx, which bases it's gimmick on Egyptian women who mate with lions every other generation -- pretty much with the same goal as the researchers in this book.

Make the leap and you're in for a breakneck rush through a novel where Nathan Underhill's experiment inexplicably fails but he becomes aware that someone else seems to have succeeded, with a different creature, a basilisk whose stare is sufficient to kill. Whoever is behind it has less concern about leaving a trail of unmarked bodies in his attempt to help mankind. When Nathan and his wife Grace become involved, the stakes go way up and they do not get clear unscathed.

Worth a quick read. Masterton's stuff always is. He usually manages to pull you along so fast you're like a Star Wars viewer, not able to pause to ask reasonable questions. Not his best...I personally love his Manitou series and several others come to mind that impressed me, like The Doorkeepers...but it's definitely a page-turner, better than most of his contemporaries' horror efforts.
Once again Masterton exercises his famous formula to a considerable success. Having read so many of his books, the patterns are undeniable, but kudos to the author for still making an effort to create something original each time, including a great historical backstory (one of my favorite things about his writing) and very engaging and enjoyable writing. Masterton's got a great knack for dialogue and realistic characters, they provide a nice solid base for the otherwise outlandish (or at the very least far fetched) plots, in this case one involving another one of my favorite things cryptozoology. This book echoes The Chosen Child in a way, eugenics, selective breeding experimentation and all that, although it's lighter and much slimmer of a read. Shout out to Philadelphia as the primary setting. And once again Masterton goes back to his favorite European locale for a sort of international creature feature. Lots of fun, quick and very entertaining read. Recommended.
I read this book because I enjoyed "The Hell Candidate", which this same author wrote under the name "Thomas Luke". This one did not measure up. As the other reviewers said, it was clunky and read like a bad TV movie. And, even for horror fiction, it was not plausible.

That being said, I'm now reading another book by the same author: "House of Bones". I'm more than halfway through and it's creepy and engaging. If it continues in this manner, I will recommend that readers interested in this author's work turn to HOB and "Hell Candidate" instead of "Basilisk".
I have read other books by this author that I enjoyed, but I don't know what happened to this one because it's kind of a mess. The writing is clunky, the characters are cliche ridden and stiff. The science is never really explained, we're just supposed to say oh, okay... I did not care a whit for any of these characters and I thought the relationship between the dad and the son was just plain dumb. I would pass this one by and look for some of the author's earlier work. This one reads like a bad made for TV movie.
I couldn't have said it better than JP did. The plot was OK, but the dialogue was juvenile, making it hard to read. While it has been sometime since I read any Masterton, I don't recall it being poor in the past. Unless you're desperate, don't waste your time.