The Troop

The Troop

I finished “the Good Nurse” . Quite frightening how this man slipped through every single crack to start over at new hospitals to begin killing again. He tried to get caught so many times and each time there was a coverup and no investigation. There is no actual number for amount of people he killed as the documentation has been lost or forgotten.

17571466 “The Troop” by Nick Cutter.

Publisher’s Synopsis:

Boy Scouts live by the motto “Be Prepared.” However, nothing can prepare this group of young boys and their scoutmaster for what they encounter on a small, deserted island, as they settle down for a weekend of campfires, merit badges, and survival lessons.

Everything changes when a haggard stranger in tattered clothing appears out of nowhere and collapses on the campers’ doorstep. Before the night is through, this stranger will end up infecting one of the troop’s own with a bioengineered horror that’s straight out of their worst nightmares. Now stranded on the island with no communication to the outside world, the troop learns to battle much more than the elements, as they are pitted against something nature never intended…and eventually each other.

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Sounds good, right? Scary premise – a bunch of children alone in a scary place who have to survive using their wits? I’m thinking Vampires or something along those lines.

NOPE. A thousand times NO!
I had to stop reading this. Not because it was or wasn’t scary because it was scary. I had to stop because it passed my personal squick line – parasitic infestation.
I CAN’T DO THAT! Can’t read it, can’t watch it, can’t hear about it. No.
I have to find something else to read.
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And in Stupid Human news, yesterday while shoveling my driveway I managed to fall backwards off of my stoop into a snow bank, hitting myself in the face with a shovel. I might deserve an award for this.
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