Tuesday, 27 December 2011

The Harvest by Scott Nicholson

This is the story of an alien entity crash landing in the Appalachian mountains. It starts to take over the residents of the town and things can only get worse with a special festival being held in a few days. Visitors are due in town and it's up to a psychology teacher and two old 'codgers' to save the town from disaster.

I really enjoyed this. It started off quite slowly but it soon picked up and became extremely difficult to put down! It was the love child of 'The Tommyknockers' and 'Invasion of the Body Snatchers' but on speed. The characters were solid and well rounded and there were the usual uber bad guys and also a couple that made me think were they or weren't they? it was sad in places, Scott managed to extract a lot of pathos - not easy given the subject matter. The ending was good and wrapped everything up nicely.

I recommend this for scifi/horror fans and for fans of Scott Nicholson. A great book with a great storyline.

                                                   I received a complimentary copy of this book in order to review it.  


  1. thanks Kim! The paperback is out of print but the ebook link for Kindle is

    and in the UK:

  2. Thanks Kim! You did a great job summarizing the novel in a way that makes me want to read it!

  3. Thank you. It means a lot to me for you to say that. It means I'm doing an alright job!

  4. The Tommyknockers was the first Stephen King novel I read. When I saw the book cover and then you mentioning that novel, I was even more intrigued. Great review, Kim.