Read This!: Clickers

By J.F. Gonzalez and Mark Williams

If you’re in the mood for a thrill-filled B-Movie experience, one chock full of deadly mutant animals from the sea, then Clickers is the book for you.

Clickers tells the story of Philipsport, Maine, a quiet little seaside town that goes a hundred degrees of apeshit when a swarm of prehistoric/mutant killer crab/scorpions (that we’ll call Clickers) come scuttling out of the sea to kill everything in sight.  What follows is all out war between the Clickers and the citizens of Philipsport, but nobody stops to think what the Clickers might be running from, because everything has a natural predator.

Gonzalez and Williams keep Clickers moving at a breakneck pace, and they don’t let up for a second.  The breathe life into their characters just in time for those characters to breathe their last.  Some of the characters, such as te town Sheriff, are a little more flesh out than others, but that’s not a problem.  The real stars here are the Clickers, who provide an unrelenting sense of doom throughout the novel.  This is the kind of book that makes you scared to walk around barefoot.  Maybe that doesn’t sound like praise, but trust me, it is.

Recommendation: Strong.  If you can find a copy (which might be tough), pick it up.  It makes for great escapist reading.