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Fiction Novels Featuring Prehistoric Animals, Mutant Beasts & Primeval Man

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Congo
Author(s):
Crichton, Michael
Publisher:
Ballantine Books
Date:
1980
ISBN:
0-345-37849-0
Cause:
Extraordinary Circumstances/Fate
Creatures:
Mutant Life Forms
Submitted by:
Mike Riley (03/07/04)
My Rating:
3-1/2 Scars
3-1/2 Scars
 
Excerpt:
“Overhead, the colobus monkeys shrieked and screamed in the trees, shaking the branches. Kruger glanced upward, wondering what had set them going. But it was normal for colobus monkeys to fight in the morning. Something struck him lightly in the chest. At first he thought it was an insect but, glancing down at his khaki shirt, he saw a spot of red, and a fleshy bit of red fruit rolled down his shirt to the muddy ground. The damned monkeys were throwing berries. He bent over to pick it up. And then he realized that it was not a piece of fruit at all. It was a human eyeball, crushed and slippery in his fingers, pinkish white with a shred of white optic nerve still attached at the back. He swung his gun around and looked over to where Misulu was sitting on the rock. Misulu was not there.”


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