The Ruins (2006) by Scott Smith

There’s an unfortunately common trope in horror where beautiful white Westerners vacation in a Foreign Land only to be slaughtered by STRANGE EXOTIC HORRORS, which more often than not simply The Natives. The premise of The Ruins seems like it’ll fit that bill, but from the first few pages you can tell it’s something different. Basically, The Ruins (the novel, that is) is a story about how some privileged fucks get what’s coming to them. They’re doomed before they even arrive at the titular ruins. And if that wasn’t cool enough, it’s also about some nasty, mischievous, no-good man-eating plants.

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