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Sheriff Skip Harding and Jay Little Hawk discover that their shared history has bound them together once again as they battle a terrifying and mysterious force and an awakening ancient evil, in a magical tale blending elements of mystery, suspense, and Native American mythology. A first novel.

From Publishers Weekly

The energy of a grade-B monster movie pervades Goingback''s debut novel. So do that genre''s cliches, including the tired theme of the Indian curse. When Hobbs County, Mo., is besieged by the Crota-a brain-munching, bone-crunching bogey of Creek mythology-familiar characters surface: Jay Little Hawk, the Native American game warden who knows the creature''s history and vulnerabilities; Skip Harding, the local sheriff whose reacquaintance with his own Native American roots is the linchpin for defeating the Crota; and a host of faceless types who appear just long enough to become the monster''s prey. Goingback puts all of them through predictable paces in a novel that''s little more than a standard chase-and-capture scenario played out above and below the ground of the small town of Logan. The narrative high points are the accounts of Indian history and legend, which have the flavor of the authentic oral tradition. These clash with descriptive prose that would have been stale in the days of the pulps (a stewardess has "a pair of legs that seemed to go on forever"), but Goingback keeps the action brisk and knows where to put the necessary lucky coincidence or happy twist to distract readers from his tale''s unwavering simplicity.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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A first novel about an ancient monster that emerges from beneath the earth to terrorize a Missouri small town. Some shift in a faultline has awakened the monster, which is huge and demonlike, with evil-seeming eyes. It looks something like a bear and has the skin and slithering capability of a reptile. And it''s hungry. First, it kills a teenage boy on the way to pick up his date, then the man who discovers him. Then it devours a herd of cattle and the farmer who tries to defend them- -giving rise to cattle mutilation stories among the locals. Bullets won''t stop the monster, because it''s really a demon. Only magic will work: Goingback, who is Choctaw, pits Jay Little Hawk against the demon, but even he, with all of his hunting lore, must consult with an old shaman to divine just what the demon is and how it can be killed. Little Hawk joins with the local sheriff, Skip Harding, who did battle with the demon and lived to tell the tale, and together the two bring the thing down with a magic, stone-pointed arrow. All of which is extremely similar to--though far less imaginative than--last summer''s Christian crossover, Frank Peretti''s The Oath. Goingback is readable and his Choctaw lore appealing. But his story quickly drops into the banal suspense of a Dean Koontz or Clive Barker. He isn''t, however, any worse. -- Copyright ©1996, Kirkus Associates, LP. All rights reserved.

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Cii'Em
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The standard to which I''m holding monster horror novels to
Reviewed in the United States on October 22, 2020
Four golden stars from me. I read this book awhile ago and I''m recently doing a re-read. I''m a HUGE horror fan and I think that like most horror fans, I''ve taken to a certain sub-genre of horror more than others, which is basically the story of some vicious beast the likes... See more
Four golden stars from me. I read this book awhile ago and I''m recently doing a re-read. I''m a HUGE horror fan and I think that like most horror fans, I''ve taken to a certain sub-genre of horror more than others, which is basically the story of some vicious beast the likes of which humanity has never seen, going around wreaking havoc, tearing apart folks, and usually a misfit loner or a ragtag group have to find out what it is, so they can take it out. A good old fashioned monster story/creature feature is hard pressed to ever get a complaint from me. Even if they are possibly the most formulaic and unoriginal sub-genre out of them all.

The setting is usually a small, isolated town, the beast is always absolutely vicious in its killings, and the authority figure of the town, either by their lonesome or with some scrappy ragtag locals or outsiders dispatched to solve the problem usually are the ones to face the monster head on. In spite of everything I said describing almost 89% of monster horror stories, I strongly believe that one doesn''t have to reinvent the wheel or revolutionize an entire genre in order to tell a really good story. That''s what Owl Goingback did here with "Crota". He took possibly the most basic horror story premise ever and simply told it in a really good way. You may have watched a movie or read a book with literally the same plot before but this is possibly the best execution of it that story you''ll read.

The pacing was great, the dialogue flows naturally, the characters may have been flat but they never felt boring and you are still able to care about what happened to them. The monster was great and I still can''t believe that it was something the author made up. It sounded like an authentic legend with real world roots. The gore was how I like it, a lot but not gratuitous to the point it felt cheap or merely for shock value. My only critique is that this is a novel written in the 90s and you can definitely tell. Not just the terminology or wording of some things but there were times you noticed achingly how far technology had come as well. It may seem like a small thing but sometimes I had to take a moment to get back into the story after stumbling into a part that for me was distractingly outdated.
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Excellent Creature Feature
Reviewed in the United States on February 18, 2020
Highly engaging and enjoyable. I listened to the audible version. Narrator did a good job. Story sucked me in and held my attention. Loved the Native American lore and the Crota was a vicious villain. My first book by Owl Goingback, but won''t be my last.
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William M. Adams
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Goingback to the beginning
Reviewed in the United States on May 3, 2020
I first met Owl at Megacon in Orlando many years ago, and picked up Breed(on my 3rd copy now). I''ve long wanted to get some of his other books(but was afraid that they wouldn''t live up to my hype). After picking this up, I was not disappointed. I''ll be getting more of his... See more
I first met Owl at Megacon in Orlando many years ago, and picked up Breed(on my 3rd copy now). I''ve long wanted to get some of his other books(but was afraid that they wouldn''t live up to my hype). After picking this up, I was not disappointed. I''ll be getting more of his books soon.
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I Love this book!
Reviewed in the United States on May 1, 2017
Owl Going back is a great writer of Native American Mythology if you''ve ever wonder about the monsters in Native American folklore or just had a taste for a new type of monster instead of the same run of the mill creatures then this book is for you I highly recommend this... See more
Owl Going back is a great writer of Native American Mythology if you''ve ever wonder about the monsters in Native American folklore or just had a taste for a new type of monster instead of the same run of the mill creatures then this book is for you I highly recommend this book. It is a great story and very well written. With plenty of insight into Native American Culture and Legends of the oral tradition.
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Sean Seebach
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Sensational!
Reviewed in the United States on October 6, 2019
There’s no surprise Crota won a Stoker award. It’s narrative is effective and seeps a realism only Goingback can produce. I loved every page.
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Amanda M Lyons
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A great blend of Indigenous narrative and horror
Reviewed in the United States on November 25, 2020
I wasn''t quite sure what I was going to find in this one, I wound up being pleasantly surprised, particularly with the ending. There were lots of unexpected shifts, interesting nuances, and story telling elements throughout. I''ll definitely be reading more from this author.
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John Bowes
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A surprise
Reviewed in the United States on July 16, 2020
Well written horror. Difficult in most situations, but accomplished here with a pleasing smooth read. Don’t overlook this quick story.
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Native American Creature Feature!
Reviewed in the United States on November 20, 2020
Out of the blue, I was struck by the powerful intensity of this author''s story telling mojo. Reminded me of a young Lansdale but covered things from the perspective of a Native American
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Great read
Reviewed in the United Kingdom on June 3, 2021
This was a great book, very well written, it was a good introduction to the author definitely going to read his other works.
This was a great book, very well written, it was a good introduction to the author definitely going to read his other works.
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Marco 75
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Un horror classico
Reviewed in Italy on June 25, 2019
Ottimo romanzo, una delle storie horror più classiche, con un mostro che fa strage di esseri umani. La dimostrazione che anche la storia più scontata e banale se scritta come si deve funziona a meraviglia e questa storia tiene incollato il lettore alla pagina fino alla...See more
Ottimo romanzo, una delle storie horror più classiche, con un mostro che fa strage di esseri umani. La dimostrazione che anche la storia più scontata e banale se scritta come si deve funziona a meraviglia e questa storia tiene incollato il lettore alla pagina fino alla fine. Stupisce che il romanzo sia stato tradotto in italiano solo ora, a più di vent''anni dalla sua uscita. Unico neo, il motivo per cui non metto cinque stelle, è un finale forse un po'' troppo sbrigativo, che tronca di botto la tensione accumulata durante la lettura. Comunque consigliatissimo agli amanti del genere horror.
Ottimo romanzo, una delle storie horror più classiche, con un mostro che fa strage di esseri umani. La dimostrazione che anche la storia più scontata e banale se scritta come si deve funziona a meraviglia e questa storia tiene incollato il lettore alla pagina fino alla fine. Stupisce che il romanzo sia stato tradotto in italiano solo ora, a più di vent''anni dalla sua uscita. Unico neo, il motivo per cui non metto cinque stelle, è un finale forse un po'' troppo sbrigativo, che tronca di botto la tensione accumulata durante la lettura. Comunque consigliatissimo agli amanti del genere horror.
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moacir colleoni
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MUITO BOM
Reviewed in Brazil on July 13, 2020
Gosto muito de histórias ambientadas em pequenas cidades, com xerife e tudo mais. No começo, achei que seria mais uma história com uma criatura aterrorizando uma pequena cidade. Mas depois, vi que o autor tem um grande conhecimento em Cultura Nativa Americana, e foi isso...See more
Gosto muito de histórias ambientadas em pequenas cidades, com xerife e tudo mais. No começo, achei que seria mais uma história com uma criatura aterrorizando uma pequena cidade. Mas depois, vi que o autor tem um grande conhecimento em Cultura Nativa Americana, e foi isso que diferenciou essa história de tantas outras sobre criaturas. Bem escrito, com um bom personagem central, as páginas voam. Vale muito a pena.
Gosto muito de histórias ambientadas em pequenas cidades, com xerife e tudo mais. No começo, achei que seria mais uma história com uma criatura aterrorizando uma pequena cidade. Mas depois, vi que o autor tem um grande conhecimento em Cultura Nativa Americana, e foi isso que diferenciou essa história de tantas outras sobre criaturas. Bem escrito, com um bom personagem central, as páginas voam. Vale muito a pena.
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alex
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Una buona lettura.
Reviewed in Italy on May 7, 2019
È stata una lettura piacevole, non particolarmente originale, finale scontato, eroismo all''americana. Peccato fino a metà libro mi è piaciuto molto, l''autore riesce a creare la giusta tensione nel lettore tutto sembrava perfetto poi diventa un po Star Wars, arrivano gli...See more
È stata una lettura piacevole, non particolarmente originale, finale scontato, eroismo all''americana. Peccato fino a metà libro mi è piaciuto molto, l''autore riesce a creare la giusta tensione nel lettore tutto sembrava perfetto poi diventa un po Star Wars, arrivano gli Jedi e così via. Ovviamente non ci sono Jedi ma la similitudine calza. Diciamo che nel panorama alquanto povero dell''editoria del genere horror dell''ultimo decennio questo libro è una lieta novità.
È stata una lettura piacevole, non particolarmente originale, finale scontato, eroismo all''americana. Peccato fino a metà libro mi è piaciuto molto, l''autore riesce a creare la giusta tensione nel lettore tutto sembrava perfetto poi diventa un po Star Wars, arrivano gli Jedi e così via. Ovviamente non ci sono Jedi ma la similitudine calza. Diciamo che nel panorama alquanto povero dell''editoria del genere horror dell''ultimo decennio questo libro è una lieta novità.
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Little Owl
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Piacevole Scoperta
Reviewed in Italy on April 20, 2019
Bellissimo Libro di Owl Going Back.Scritto veramente molto bene.Veramente Bello,ho acquistato anche la versione limitata,perché un Libro così merita di stare nella mia Libreria,insieme a Stephen King,Glenn Cooper,Dean Koontz.Ps Scrittore anche Simpatico
Bellissimo Libro di Owl Going Back.Scritto veramente molto bene.Veramente Bello,ho acquistato anche la versione limitata,perché un Libro così merita di stare nella mia Libreria,insieme a Stephen King,Glenn Cooper,Dean Koontz.Ps Scrittore anche Simpatico
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