Sunday, 8 April 2012

Something's Alive on the Titanic - Book Review *

Something's Alive on the Titanic by Robert Serling

What is it about:
From the coverblurb - A band of brave men and women dare to venture where, years earlier, another salvage mission was mysteriously wiped out. ... What they find inside the legendary sunken tomb is the awesome, terrifying fact that they are not alone.

What did I think of it:
A very decent horror/thriller story where the writer actually did his research about Titanic, without it turning into a history lesson.

The story is intense, emotional and very creepy at times. I like how Serling manages to write a suspenseful horror/thriller while still showing respect for the lives lost with the sinking of the Titanic.

The characters are well written and vary from likeable to despicable and their actions fit their personality. Because this book describes two expeditions to the Titanic there are two casts of characters, both with their stronger and weaker points. The first expedition was my favorite cast of characters, but the second sure includes some interesting characters as well.

All in all I really enjoyed this book and I might pick up another book by Serling in the future.

Why should you read it:
This a great book for lovers of horror/thriller stories as well for people with an interest in Titanic.

* This review is a rewritten review (the first version was posted in 2010) and is rewritten and reposted as part of '15 Titanic Days'

1 comment:

M.A.D. said...

Awesome review selection!!! This would be right up my alley, hope to find me a copy :)