The Ruins

The Ruins

A Novel

Book - 2008
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Four American friends are vacationing in Cancún when a German named Mathias convinces them to go with him into the jungle to find his brother, Henrich. Soon they are lost in the jungle and begin to regret their decision to follow Mathias.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 2008.
Edition: Vintage movie tie-in ed.
ISBN: 9780307390271
Characteristics: 369 pages ; 21 cm

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AliceP_KCMO Oct 24, 2017

Here’s a cautionary tale! Don’t wander off from the tour group, into the jungle, onto ancient ruins. I’d say you would live to regret it but there’s no point being optimistic…


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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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