The Ruins

The Ruins

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Two American couples, just out of college, enjoy a pleasant, lazy beach holiday together in Mexico. 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. Then the searchers--moving into the wild interior--begin to suspect that there is an insidious, horrific "other" among them.
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ISBN: 9780307266040
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travistar
Apr 12, 2017

great book!!! the movie didn't do it justice! A believable premise, blending archeological mystery, horror, and suspense that builds to the creepy climax! worth the read!!!

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Memawrayne
Dec 19, 2016

Should be in the sci-fi section so that readers can have an idea of what they will be reading. I enjoy a good story with suspense and dangers, but please make them real!!

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missypoo66
May 01, 2012

I quite enjoyed it, different, Scott Smith wrote another called "The "Simple Plan" I believe and it was quite different again and very different from "The Ruins". Try it....

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albacelt
Nov 02, 2011

This was a very disappointing read. The pace was glacial and the characters one-dimensional.

stasia03 Jul 21, 2011

Great summertime read, even though its not my normal preferred genre. Would love to know of similar suspense driven book suggestions.

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buzzed
Mar 15, 2010

The loony I donated to purchase this book was worth the entertainment. I thought it a long and teenage-type read once the ruins were finally reached half-way through the book. That's when my stomach felt queezy until the very last word. Enjoy

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cathyf3 Apr 05, 2016

This is a real horror story. Starts with a nice trip to the Aztec ruins in Mexico. Then it becomes a freak of nature, it becomes an ordeal to survive.
There is something in the ruins.
A flowering plant that is able to mimic sounds and smells. It seems to be able to move around, but it likes the dark.
Is it an alien presence? It grows fast and is carnivorous. Beware and don't fall asleep.

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