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by Edward Lee

Category: Genre Fiction
Subcategory: Fiction
Author: Edward Lee
ISBN: 0843950757
ISBN13: 978-0843950755
Language: English
Publisher: Dorchester Pub Co Inc; First Edition edition (April 1, 2003)
Pages: 373
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Blue skies, palm trees, and flawless white-sand beaches. Edward Lee is an American novelist specializing in the field of horror, and has authored 40 books, more than half of which have been published by mass-market New York paperback companies such as Leisure/Dorchester, Berkley, and Zebra/Kensington. He is a Bram Stoker award nominee for his story "Mr. Torso," and Librarian Note: There is more than one author in the GoodReads database with this name.

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Clare Prentiss thinks her new home and her new job as security chief at the clinic seems too good to be true. But the truth is worse than she could ever imagine as Clare is soon stalked by monstrous creations of genetic mutation.

However, if any of Edward Lee's other works are more respected or polished, I welcome advice from his fans or readers. The biggest problem with this book was its complete and total lack of focus. 2 people found this helpful. Lee had a good premise here, however parts that needed exploration and definition were left out or glossed over and we spent at least 30% of the book in character's sexual dreams and fantasies which he NEVER got around to explaining or turning into any sort of valid plot point. Areas that could have used more fleshing out?

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Edward Lee. Clare Prentiss thinks her new home is paradise, and her brand new job seems too good to be true. It is. Lurid dreams, erotic obsessions, and twisted sexual fantasies aren’t the only things that abruptly invade Clare’s life

Edward Lee. Lurid dreams, erotic obsessions, and twisted sexual fantasies aren’t the only things that abruptly invade Clare’s life. Is someone really peeping into her windows at night? Yes. Are those screams she hears just her imagination? No. Is Clare being stalked? Ye. ut not by a man. By a monstrosit. ore.

Monstrosity by Edward Lee - book cover, description, publication history. Weird science intersects with apparent supernatural phenomena in the latest horror extravaganza from Lee (City Infernal). In the first story thread, an archeology dig in central Florida in 1995 uncovers possible proof of a demonic incarnation 10,000 years in the past. The second-and knottier-thread involves Clare Prentiss, an Air Force lieutenant dishonorably discharged when she makes the mistake of accusing a colonel's son of rape.

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Arriving on a lush tropical island to start her new job as a security officer for a mysterious clinic, Clare Prentiss is soon plagued by disturbing visions and twisted fantasies, leading her into a nightmarish realm of terror where hideous spawns of a horrible genetic mutation wait to destroy her. Original.
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I've read almost everything Edward Lee has written and love the period of output that generated novels like Monstrosity, Flesh Gothic and Messenger. Monstrosity is a gripping read with wonderful characters. It's part mystery part horror novel and includes scary rednecks, evil military officers and true to the name of the book, monstrosities. If you have never read anything by Ed Lee before this is a good one to start with. It has all the hallmarks of one of his novels, but was a mass market release so it's not too hardcore or over the top. I think I've read this book 3 times over the years including this week, so I thought I would review it.
Cel
The premise for Edward Lee's book Monstrosity is filled with promise. Lee begins his book with an archeological dig of a Ponoye Indian site. What is found within the dig is gruesome and bids the reader wonder what happened all those years ago. Also, could such a thing happen again?
Lee then switches to the story's main character, and the reader is introduced to Clare Prentiss, a homeless woman totally down on her luck. Clare used to have a promising military career, but she was setup within the machinations of a sex scandal. Enter a man who simply introduces himself as Dellin with a lucrative job offer...a totally too-good-to-be-true job offer.
Meanwhile, people are mysteriously dying in macabre fashion. For example, "Caleb stared right back at her--Caleb's severed head, that is. The head had been dropped in the area of leafy space between Kari Ann's spread legs."
Lee weaves a tapestry between the mystery of the archeological dig and the present day murders. Clare Prentiss finds herself mired in a gruesome mystery heavy with sexual overtones.
Unfortunately, the conclusion of Monstrosity seems quite contrived and fails to meet its original premise of greatness. Instead, the book seems to run out of steam and takes on an assembly line approach to literary creation. The book's outcome is predictable and disappointing. Monstrosity is an okay read, but there are far better horror and suspense books available for a discerning reader.
Zeli
Professor Frederick has found something astonishing in Florida, of all places. A cenote, an underground ritual chamber of the Ponoye tribe dating back 10,000 years. But the well preserved chamber holds secrets that should never have been let out.

Air Force Lt. Clare Prentiss's life was ruined when a court martial decided that her rape at the hands of a lunatic son of a Colonel was her fault. Homeless for almost a year, unable to obtain any employment due to her dishonorable discharge, Clare is suddenly offered a dream job; security Chief at the remote Air Force cancer research clinic at Fort Alachua Park on a barrier key near Tampa Bay.

Even on her first day, Clare notices a lot of amorous activity amongst the staff, even experiences an unusual lust towards her boss Dellin Daniels. It's obvious that the two security guards under her, Joyce and Rick, have been practicing their activities while on duty, as Clare discovers on her surveillance cameras.

Dellin promises Clare she will soon meet the enigmatic clinic owner, Harry, but from her first day on the job things seem to spin out of control. Her staff's strange activities, the bizarre and abrupt disappearance of the previous security chief and her entire staff, the creepy park ranger, the odd housekeeper, and a skinny meth-addict that emerges from the swamps beaten and raped and almost dead.

Clare knows her new job is a gift from heaven, and doesn't want to jeopardize it, but still, something isn't right, and her integrity drives her to discover the truth behind this paradise.

Switching between Frederick's discovery in 1995 and Clare's current day dilemmas, the book slowly builds a scope of horror between the two events that culminates in a surprise ending. Spattered throughout the book are the antics of the local rednecks and trailer part addicts as they sneak onto the park grounds for poaching and pilfering.

Edward Lee is definitely the king of the squishiest horror available today, mixing gore, $ex, and atrocities with the ease of churning soft butter. 'Monstrosity' is not his best work. The characters have a very shallow feel to them, their flesh just doesn't quite become real; they have the taste of being manufactured.

Also, there was more rutting than gutting. Even I have a limit to how many bites it takes to get the point across that the $ex is a nasty rather than natural event. But in the end, it comes together nicely, and the reasoning behind the ardent behavior is revealed.

Lee's prose is sharp and precise, making reading a fast and furious experience that may leave you sweating and retching from the brightly quipped bloodlettings. He creates great monsters, both human and unnatural, and draws you rapidly into his degenerating worlds. I recommend 'Ghouls' or 'Flesh Gothic' if you are a first time Lee reader, otherwise, pick this up to add to your grisly collection. Enjoy!
Zeks Horde
Hello, this book was just O.K. I wish he would have delved more into the first part of the story. I believe he has just about worn out the "crazed mutant thing". I wish he would get back to more supernatural aspects of his writing. Thanks.
Coron
I am generally a fan of the works of Edward Lee (see review of "Flesh Gothic"). However, for me this one fell a bit flat. I am unclear about the order in which his works were released, but in this novel he almost seems to be trying to market it as pornography with a nod to horror, instead of the other way around; many of the scenes are explicit with no real reason for their inclusion, and the overarching plot seems a watered-down version of a long series of better works, with the sex spin added for apparent shock value, not because it actually added anything to the plot. This book was disappointing if you like Lee.
Grosho
I had all ready read this book a while ago but forgot.Was just as good the second time i read it as the first.
Ffyan
I was pretty interested in it at first. It kind of drifted off to a completely different story than I thought it was going to be. Over all it didn't really disappoint me but I've read better Lee books. Deep detail in this though!!!
Not really a very good book. You seem to have two separate stories going on with very little in relation to the other. Definitely not his best.
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