Pig Island Welcome to Mo Hayder's charming Pig Island , inhabited by religious cultists, feral pigs, tubs of toxic waste, and, according to lore, a "biforme" —… Pig Island Welcome to Mo Hayder's charming Pig Island , inhabited by religious cultists, feral pigs, tubs of toxic waste, and, according to lore, a "biforme" —… 2007-02-28 Fiction Mystery and Thriller Atlantic Monthly Press
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Pig Island (2007)

EW's GRADE
B-

Details Release Date: Feb 28, 2007; Writer: Mo Hayder; Genres: Fiction, Mystery and Thriller; Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

Welcome to Mo Hayder's charming Pig Island, inhabited by religious cultists, feral pigs, tubs of toxic waste, and, according to lore, a ''biforme'' — a grotesque hybrid creature that's half human, half beast. British reporter Joe Oakes can't resist an assignment to write about the place, but by the end of this propulsive gorefest he will wish he had. Hayder specializes in baroque horror, and her best work, like 2005's The Devil of Nanking, is smartly written and transcendently creepy. This novel is merely creepy, a skin-crawling cross (if you can imagine such a biforme) between The Last Seduction and Splash.

Originally posted Mar 07, 2007