The Ruins

The Ruins

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction, Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror , Horror & Ghost Stories
Paperback Published on: 01/08/2007
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The Ruins
Gut-wrenching and hypertensive.
Many will have seen, or at least be aware of the 2008 film based on this book - its one of my favourite horror films. But the novel on which the film is ba... READ MORE
Myles Gray


'Superior horror literature'New York Times
'A compelling set-up and provocative premise'Kirkus
'There's no let-up, not so much as a chapter-break where you can catch your breath' Stephen King

Craving an adventure to wake them from their lethargic Mexican holiday before they return home, four friends set off in search of one of their own who has travelled to the interior to investigate an archaeological dig in the Mayan ruins.

After a long journey into the jungle, the group come across a partly camouflaged trail and a captivating hillside covered with red flowers. Lured by these, the group move closer until they happen across a gun-toting Mayan horseman who orders them away. In the midst of the confrontation, one of the group steps inadvertently backwards into the flowering vine. And at that moment their world changes for ever...

  • Publisher: Transworld Publishers Ltd
  • ISBN: 9780552152709
  • Number of pages: 528
  • Weight: 268g
  • Dimensions: 178 x 106 x 31 mm

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The ruins has an interesting central story but the writing doesn't do it justice. The characters aren't particularly well done and although the body horror... READ MORE
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