Flash Review: The Deep

Source: Goodreads

Title: The Deep
Author: Nick Cutter
Publisher: Gallery Books

My Rating:

A strange plague called the ’Gets is decimating humanity on a global scale. It causes people to forget—small things at first, like where they left their keys…then the not-so-small things like how to drive, or the letters of the alphabet. Then their bodies forget how to function involuntarily…and there is no cure.

But now, far below the surface of the Pacific Ocean, deep in the Marianas Trench, an heretofore unknown substance hailed as “ambrosia” has been discovered—a universal healer, from initial reports.
It may just be the key to a universal cure. In order to study this phenomenon, a special research lab, the Trieste, has been built eight miles under the sea’s surface. But now the station is incommunicado, and it’s up to a brave few to descend through the lightless fathoms in hopes of unraveling the mysteries lurking at those crushing depths…and perhaps to encounter an evil blacker than anything one could possibly imagine.

So... funny story, I started reading this book thinking it was the troop because it was late and the cover had a quote from Stephen King talking about the troop... ahah yeah.

This plot is kinda weird, you start thinking it's about this plague called the 'Gets but actually is about this guy, named Luke, that gets called to go below the sea in a station because his brother who works there isn't responding anymore. Since Luke is a veterinarian and his brother is the scientist doesn't that ring some bells? Like how in the world are you qualified to into a lab that is miles under the sea? Shouldn't they have sent more scientists to try and read the ones who weren't responding? So you know you're in for some serious crap happening down there.

Through the entire time that I was reading this book I had an "Alien" vibe. Alien as in the movies you know? Like the whole station was just a space ship and I had a claustrophobic feeling the entire time aswell.

I liked the plot even though it felt way too weird - again why Luke and not some scientist? - but it was enjoyable and I gotta give it to the author, it was creepy as hell.

The ending though... the ending was not satisfying at all! That ending was super weird like the freaking entire book, but it was sort of stupid to be honest. Why Luke and not someone else?? WHY?

But it was quite good still hence the 4 stars, I would recommend it if you want to have a little claustrophobia ahah


  1. Sounds like a good book, though I might be frustrated by the lack of a good ending. :p Great review, thanks for sharing!