The deranged military leader was maybe just slightly hokey or over the top, but the main character - the forest service guy - was fantastically done. The Flock is his first novel. If the book's conclusion feels a bit cynically anticlimactic, it still shows that humans are the deadliest predators of all. If the server does not provide a quick download, then we remove it from the list. They want to continue their development into the wild but are stopped by environmentalists, including a billionaire Vance Holcomb who also has a compound on the edge of the savanna.
He reached around with his right hand and gripped the black snake tightly at the base of its jaws, applying a lot of pressure there. Try to tell that to Prissy. Give it a read, you won't be sorry! The flock of the title is a group of prehistoric birds, known as Phorusrachids, which has survived in one of Florida's last remaining wilderness areas. And, crying, he turned back along his path and trotted toward the creek, not looking back again. This flock of beasts has escaped the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct. I eagerly await the answers to these questions in the upcoming sequel, The Clan. This flock of beasts has escaped the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct.
Smith has created a somewhat believable story of how these terror birds Titanis walleri survived unseen and undiscovered in one of the most populous states in the union. He pulled his gun tight to his bosom. Its very name brought saccharine images to mind. It was time to move out. The pace is just about perfect. The man stared at Ron and his cold-blooded cargo. The characters were rather lack lustre and the only aspect I found enjoyable in the entire novel was when we got a glimpse into the mind of the dinosaur.
Only at the end, at the very end, as three adults struck at him with heads as large as those of a horse, did he suspect what was coming. As the developers push to have the recently-discovered animals exterminated, a billionaire rogue environmentalist step in to protect these rare, predatory creatures. By the time he got to where it had crossed, it was long gone and all he saw was the green pressing in all around him. It is hard to read 'The Flock' without drawing some similarities to 'Jurassic Park', although I'm talking the movie as I haven't read the book yet. The storyline is fairly static and as one would expect.
This flock of beasts has escaped the mass extinction that killed off the dinosaurs, relying on stealth, cunning, and killer instinct. Granted, one of those abilities did set up for a funny joke at the end. I didn't find the human characters very interesting and the dialogue and prose just seemed to wander around aimlessly at times. Torelli got hold of his panic. Best of all, if after reading an e-book, you buy a paper version of The Flock. It was going to catch him.
Giant Terror Hijinks ensue as three human organizations converge on the birds -- a rich environmentalist, a right-wing survivalist with a private army, and a big corporation built around an animated-cartoon series. On a purely instinctive level, in something that tickled at some dim and faded racial memory, Torelli knew there was danger lurking out there, out in the tall grass. He had to stifle a laugh. I bought this book Christmas Day and finished it in two lengthy sessions 1. The Egg Father and Egg Mother only could decide an act of that magnitude.
The characters were pretty shallow too, they had no depth to them at all, and the main character, Ron, who was supposedly meant to be the one to stand between the threats to the flocks existence, was in fact a rather dull, pathetic, weedy specimen who had his ex-girlfriend to protect him - and of course she single handedly brought down two huge killers with her bare hands, and only with a couple of punches no less. The guns and other metal bits were gathered together. The sensation was intense and painful, and mercifully brief. The adventure is fleshed out quite well, with quasi-engaging characters that I liked only enough to see their tale through. Author Chapter One May 23, 1946 The Flock was out in the Sun. It doesn't help that the residents are a colony of intelligent, prehistoric, dinosaur-like birds.
The dinosaur in this case is a flightless bird, Titanis walleri, extinct in the early Pleistocene, carnivorous, fast, and big fossils indicate a height of about 8 feet. He pulled the twenty-pound poodle to his face and rubbed his nose in its neck. The man knelt and retrieved both dog and hat. It felt right to see the future. It was going to eat him. Just you and the birds and an occasional white-tailed deer.