Wednesday, August 11, 2010


Ancestor by Scott Sigler

Scott Sigler is an in-your-face horror author who goes for the cringe-factor often in his books. He was given a publishing contract after amassing a huge following of readers to his online podcasts where he would give away his books in serial format for free. Ancestor is the book that garnered him that success and has now been published so he can make some money with it.

Ancestor is about a company trying to create the genetic “ancestor” of all mammalian life on earth so that they can use them for harvesting organs and therefore save millions of lives around the world every year. Inevitably things don’t go as planned. Greed, impatience, and a series of misguided steps lead to the formation of creatures that only “The Future Dark Overlord,” as Sigler has aptly named himself, could have conceived. This book is not going to be read by English Lit students for its literary merits. But that’s just fine with me. It was a tremendously fun read that I’d recommend to anyone with a stomach for dismemberment, beheadings, and animalistic carnage. Bring on the sequel Descendant.

★ ★ ★ ★ ☆

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