Friday, December 22, 2006

Pig Island by Mo Hayder

Pig Island by Mo Hayder
Sick Shit

This story is a split narration (or maybe 70/30) between Oaksey, a journalist trying to get to the bottom of what's going on at Pig Island, and his wife Lexie, an attention starved woman. Oaksey has an ulterior motive though. He wants to find out what has happened to his enemy of many years ago who used to run the cult on the island, Malachi. This is the man who promised that he would destroy Oaksey before he died. What results is a worldwind of craziness. Animal beheadings, mass murders, this is what you get yourself into when you read this book.
Pig Island has you on the edge of your seat from the very first word. As you go through the book, you start turning the pages quicker and your heart starts beating faster. You can't wait to figure out how it's going to end and you get thrown for such a complete loop at the end you don't even realize what's hit you until it's over.
Although other Hayder works are fantastic reads, Pig Island is her best. But it's not for the feint of heart. There are satanic rituals, mass murders, and a lot of gore. Any sick shit fan will love this book.




Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Ooh, I'm DYING to read some Mo Hayder!

Lauren said...

You definately should!! My mom and I have both read Birdman and Tokyo (or Devil of Nanking) and they were both excellent. The only other one from her is The Treatment I think. I gotta bump that one up on the reading pile.