Bram Stoker Award Winner for Superior Achievement in a Novel
"An extremely gripping story, with echoes of John Carpenter’s The Thing...It’s a creepy, chilling book." —Scott Smith, New York Times bestselling author of The Ruins and A Simple Plan
"Part psychological horror, part supernatural thriller, Ararat is a masterclass in supernatural suspense. Don't read it before bed!" —Sarah Pinborough, New York Times bestselling author of Behind Her Eyes
"Ararat is a rollicking and horrifying adventure...as relentless as it is addictive." —Paul Tremblay, author of A Head Full of Ghosts and Disappearance at Devil's Rock
New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden’s Ararat is a supernatural thriller about a mountain adventure that quickly turns into a horrific nightmare of biblical proportions.
Ararat is the heart-pounding tale of an adventure that goes wrong…on a biblical scale. When an earthquake reveals a secret cave hidden inside Mount Ararat in Turkey, a daring newly engaged couple are determined to be the first ones inside…and what they discover will change everything.
The cave is actually a buried ancient ship that many quickly come to believe is Noah’s Ark. When a team of scholars, archaeologists, and filmmakers make it inside the ark, they discover an elaborate coffin in its recesses. Inside the coffin they find something hideous. Shock and fear turn to horror when a massive blizzard blows in, trapping them thousands of meters up the side of a remote mountain. All they can do is pray for safety. But something wicked is listening to their prayers…and it wants to answer.
The whole is more than the sum of its parts in this exceptional supernatural thriller from bestseller Golden (Dead Ringers). An avalanche on Turkey's legendary Mount Ararat uncovers a cave that may contain the remnants of Noah's Ark. Adventurers, authors, and filmmakers Adam Holzer and Meryam Karga are determined to be the first to stake a claim on the site, and thus get the Turkish government's permission to excavate it. They succeed, despite fierce competition, only to find that the ark contains a hideous and unsettling humanoid skeleton with two horns on its skull. While the scientists and rationalists on the team, including Ben Walker, whose National Science Foundation affiliation is actually a cover for the U.S. Department of Defense, dismiss any talk of demons, someone or something begins to pick off members of the expedition. While the contours of the story line will be familiar to genre fans, Golden makes them feel fresh through solid prose, effective characterizations, and a willingness not to pull any plot punches.)
Easy to read and exhilarating
Absolutely could not put this down, ending was a tad disappointing but not enough to ruin anything for me. Fantastic book!
Waste of time
Two main characters are unlikable. The Walker trio and the camerawoman are the only enjoyable part of the book. They behave like really people and are interesting. Everyone else reads like cliched Friday the 13th movie victims.
Ending was obvious and disappointing.