The Bridge - John Skipp, Craig Spector Take one part Rachel Carson's Silent Spring, stir in about 20 of those creepy "radioactive creatures take over the world" B-movies from the 50s, add a George Romeo Living Dead screenplay, then pour it over a typical American small town sprinkled with local cops, struggling TV news reporters, corrupt businessmen and a few mutant rednecks and you have Skipp and Spector's The Bridge. There have been environmental horror novels before this 1991 pot-boiler but I sure there were none more disgusting and pessimistic. Lots of imagination in this book. I would expect no less from the kings of splatter-punk. Three and a half stars because I was both entertained and grossed-out at the same time.