Pig Island sounded interesting, but in the end, was just weird. Really weird and a bit horrifying, but not for the reasons one would assume.
None of the characters were likable. Every situation was bizarre and/or prurient. A lot of things simply didn't hang together.
Spoiler: The biggest problem occurred on pages 116-17 in my copy. This is when Joe Oakes first confronts the "monster," and it is feeding "from Blake's bloodied remains...." I had to go back and find the exact location because from this point on the story simply doesn't make sense in any way. Each new situation from this point seems to forget this major problem. I couldn't forget it, so how does the main character manage to forget it?
The conclusion was ambivalent, but once again, not in a literary way. I simply didn't know what the author was trying to say because there were so many things that didn't mesh.
Not my kind of book.
Fiction. Horror. 2007. 352 pages.