The Ruins by Scott Smith Paperback Book


Rent The Ruins

Author: Scott Smith

Format: Mass Market Paperback, Paperback, Unabridged-CD

Publisher: Bantam Books

Published: Jul 2007

Genre: Fiction - Horror - General

Retail Price: $7.99

Pages: 432


Eerie, terrifying, unputdownable-Scott Smith's first novel since his best-selling A Simple Plan ('Simply the best suspense novel of this year-hell, of the 1990s'-Stephen King). The Ruins follows two American couples, just out of college, enjoying a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico as, on an impulse, they go off with newfound friends in search of one of their group-the young German, who, in pursuit of a girl, has headed for the remote Mayan ruins, site of a fabled archeological dig.

This is what happens from the moment the searchers-moving into the wild interior-begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific 'other' among them . . .

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BookLender review by Jane on 2007-08-23 22:30:02

Don't start it till you have time to finish. I ended up staying up all night reading it. Fantastically scary.

BookLender review by Mary on 2008-03-14 12:46:00

I was skeptical until I started reading and couldn't put it down. Very creepy, kept me thinking for days after.

BookLender review by Beth on 2008-09-23 09:04:19

This story doesn't make sense. Watch the movie if you really want to see what all the hype is about but don't waste your time reading the book.