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Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Origin: Wolf Creek by Greg McLean & Aaron Sterns [4 stars]




From the Description:

Nature vs nurture turns out to be a bloodbath
The wide open outback offers plenty of space for someone to hide. Or to hide a body.
When wiry youngster Mick Taylor starts as a jackaroo at a remote Western Australian sheep station, he tries to keep his head down among the rough company of the farmhands. But he can't keep the devils inside him hidden for long.
It turns out he's not the only one with the killer impulse - and the other psychopaths don't appreciate competition. Is Cutter, the station's surly shooter, on to him? And what are the cops really up to as they follow the trail of the dead?
In the first of a blood-soaked series of Wolf Creek prequel novels, the cult film's writer/director Greg Mclean and horror writer Aaron Sterns take us back to the beginning, when Mick was a scrawny boy, the only witness to the grisly death of his little sister. Origin provides an unforgettably bloody answer to the question of nature vs nurture. What made Mick Taylor Australian horror's most terrifying psycho killer?

I have been a fan of Wolf Creek for a long time so when I heard that there was a set of books to go with the movie I was excited. Origins tells the story of how Mick Taylor got his start in a life of serial killing. A small warning though,,, DON"T get attached to any of the characters! While not as funny as the movies it was still a good read. Fast paced and gruesome, a solid 4 star read.