The Lake



[BOOKS] ✪ The Lake ✴ R. Karl Largent – E17streets4all.co.uk Out of a technological disaster comes a horrifying mutant of modern science that defies the laws of nature and threatens to destroy humankind Out of a technological disaster comes a horrifying mutant of modern science that defies the laws of nature and threatens to destroy humankind.The Lake

R Karl Largent, aka Robin Karl or Simon Lawrence, is an author, lecturer, and columnist who teaches writing at Tri State University Before launching his writing career, he spent years in industry, the last as VP of Marketing for a Fortune multinational A former horse show judge and trainer of youth horses, he competed in SCCA road racing events, flew as a weather observer in the USAF, completed a tour of duty in the Arctic and served with the US Weather BureauR Karl Largent is the author of over columns He has also authored nearly two dozen novels including the bestselling Red series He has also written six non fiction books as well as numerous articles for magazines, newspapers and other publications.

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  • Paperback
  • 365 pages
  • The Lake
  • R. Karl Largent
  • English
  • 14 July 2018
  • 0843934557

10 thoughts on “The Lake

  1. says:

    Setting up a book about giant, mutated, killer fish then devoting 80% of the pages to the efforts of a small town managing a cloud of toxic vapor is the very definition of self defeating.

  2. says:

    A horror story so awful I had to finish it just to see where it was going Despite the cover image, The Lake has nothing to do with giant, killer catfish Instead, the book s villain is a fog that turns people inside outor less , although, frustratingly for Largent, the title The Fog had already been taken by James Herbert.But the worst part of The Lake isn t the disappointment when you realize that mutated walking catfish are never going to emerge to terrorize the town It is our hero A horror story so awful I had to finish it just to see where it was going Despite the cover image, The Lake has nothing to do with giant, killer catfish Instead, the book s villain is a fog that turns people inside outor less , although, frustratingly for Largent, the title The Fog had already been taken by James Herbert.But the worst part of The Lake isn t the disappointment when you realize that mutated walking catfish are never going to emerge to terrorize the town It is our hero A novelist who is ostensibly working on a tale about killer sharks, our dashing protagonist is near invincible Put in the same situations where others have died and literally melted away, he walks out with barely a scratch This is one of the rare cases where I gave the book an extra star for being bad The unintentional humor afforded by Largent s two dimensional characters is worth it

  3. says:

    as you brew, so must you drink.courtesy of JAWS, a nice choice to kill time a story about mutated garsa sad example of the violation of naturethe novel keeps a straight view, not only because it was first person narrated, but also for the simple stand of the author i m translating this novel, you can assess how i m bored now

  4. says:

    This was definitely a fun read The whole time I was reading this, it was like a movie was playing in my head It just felt like a movie, if you know what I mean I don t know if I missed something at the start of the story, but I never really understood why the police put so much faith in and so much responsibility on the shoulders of the protagonist, a writer, but that was the only thing that really bothered me There s plenty of action, the protagonist s narration of the story is peppered wit This was definitely a fun read The whole time I was reading this, it was like a movie was playing in my head It just felt like a movie, if you know what I mean I don t know if I missed something at the start of the story, but I never really understood why the police put so much faith in and so much responsibility on the shoulders of the protagonist, a writer, but that was the only thing that really bothered me There s plenty of action, the protagonist s narration of the story is peppered with humour amid all the stuff continuously going wrong, and it s pretty much non stop from beginning to end I ve never heard of the author before, and it ll probably be quite difficult to find anything by him again here in Australia I can t even remember where I picked up this very secondhand copy of this book but I d be quite happy to read his other work

  5. says:

    As cheesy as they come However, this one was pretty enjoyable had a so so flow mainly aided by the first person perspective if R Karl Largent writes third person, it s usually worse.

  6. says:

    I am giving this book three stars because it did entertain me, but it is full of unrealistic characters doing unrealistic things First of all, the main character has no reason to put himself in such danger for people in a community he doesnt even belong to He is a civilian, not a police officer or firefighter, yet the throws himself into the thick of things Also, even when mulitple people are dying horribly of toxic chemicals, no one informs the EPA or any state police It s as if the town i I am giving this book three stars because it did entertain me, but it is full of unrealistic characters doing unrealistic things First of all, the main character has no reason to put himself in such danger for people in a community he doesnt even belong to He is a civilian, not a police officer or firefighter, yet the throws himself into the thick of things Also, even when mulitple people are dying horribly of toxic chemicals, no one informs the EPA or any state police It s as if the town is isolated from everywhere The lake would be swarming with state workers and goverment employees in Haz mat suits so early on it makes 90% of the story impossible Also, the main character was not that likable I did enjoy reading parts of it for the suspense and was interested in the mystery of what exactly was causing the problem, but the book left a lot to be desired

  7. says:

    This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers To view it, click here At the beginning of the book, this story appears to be a rip off of Jaws if it was married to Piranha About the halfway point, it started to sound like the SyFy movie RoboShark In the end, it s entirely something else I did not expect I still think the book was a fast paced read and it was interesting enough to continue to its conclusion.This is another story following the author s character Elliot Grant Wages who was the main character of the The Prometheus Project This appears to take plac At the beginning of the book, this story appears to be a rip off of Jaws if it was married to Piranha About the halfway point, it started to sound like the SyFy movie RoboShark In the end, it s entirely something else I did not expect I still think the book was a fast paced read and it was interesting enough to continue to its conclusion.This is another story following the author s character Elliot Grant Wages who was the main character of the The Prometheus Project This appears to take place after The Prometheus Project as Wages is working on a book relating to Sharks, which were prominent in the prior book But, this book makes no mention to any events that happened in the book published prior to this one The character of Wages is a bit of mystery as he is described as a writer of some note, but is recruited because he has special skills and can get the job done In the prior book, we saw very little why he would be chosen for a salvage mission based on him being a writer other than his knowledge of the area In this book, he is relied on by everyone with no one questioning his ability He also appears to have no fight skills and loses every fight he gets into, which is disappointing I would likebackground on the main character than we ve gotten in two books now

  8. says:

    A watery grave none can escape From out of the depths rose a horror born of a technological disaster a terrifying force that defied the laws of nature and threatened mankind with a new kind of death.Mutant gars, weird weather, mysterious factory at the end of the lake sounds right up my alley I had thought this was going to be a fun sea creature feature, but it is actuallyof an environmental disaster themed horror book instead It is a good story, and an entertaining read, but I A watery grave none can escape From out of the depths rose a horror born of a technological disaster a terrifying force that defied the laws of nature and threatened mankind with a new kind of death.Mutant gars, weird weather, mysterious factory at the end of the lake sounds right up my alley I had thought this was going to be a fun sea creature feature, but it is actuallyof an environmental disaster themed horror book instead It is a good story, and an entertaining read, but I would have definitely liked if it hadmutant gar action D You can never go wrong with MORE mutants There were a few holes in the plot here and there, but over all it was a decent story with a mystery that kept me hooked all the way to the end I had a lot of fun watching the main characters piece together the story of what was happening to their little town on the lake

  9. says:

    This was a fun, summer read that was quick and entertaining The cover is a bit misleading as youexpect the giant fishy to be a main character and is really just a side effect, but they are pretty nasty The characters are pretty interesting and you become quite involved with the leads The author for the most part with one exception , stays away from stereotypes and gives good small town in peril situations The virus body horror part is suitably disgusting and dangerous Overall, if you a This was a fun, summer read that was quick and entertaining The cover is a bit misleading as youexpect the giant fishy to be a main character and is really just a side effect, but they are pretty nasty The characters are pretty interesting and you become quite involved with the leads The author for the most part with one exception , stays away from stereotypes and gives good small town in peril situations The virus body horror part is suitably disgusting and dangerous Overall, if you aren t expecting to be wowed by the science and you are looking for a creepy, funlittle scary novel then spend a few hours with this one

  10. says:

    This is the book that turned me on to Mr Largent I read this book about ten years ago and still have it My only wish is that he wrotehorror Eventually I found his other horror novels before he turned to the techno thriller genre I like those stories too but my first love is good horror This is a well drawn out story that has a good mix of icky bug, character development, and plot twists Highly recommended for horror fans.I just wish he had a web site so I could write to him and than This is the book that turned me on to Mr Largent I read this book about ten years ago and still have it My only wish is that he wrotehorror Eventually I found his other horror novels before he turned to the techno thriller genre I like those stories too but my first love is good horror This is a well drawn out story that has a good mix of icky bug, character development, and plot twists Highly recommended for horror fans.I just wish he had a web site so I could write to him and thank him Oh well

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