Carnivore is a campy sci-fi horror novel written by Leigh Clark that is an unusual cross between ''Film/JurassicPark'' and John Carpenter's ''Film/TheThing1982''. In it, a group of researchers and evil Russians use chemicals to make a revived and recently hatched ''TyrannosaurusRex'' baby grow to adult size in a matter of weeks.
Because this is a ''TyrannosaurusRex'' and it does get mistreated, it gets loose and goes on a rampage at an isolated Antarctic research outpost. It then proceeds to eat everyone. Bloody HilarityEnsues.
It's a cliche-ridden B-movie fest with characters we've come to expect in crappy horror movies and the very concept of a maneating dinosaur stalking humans in well beyond below zero temperatures of the Arctic is idiotic.
Because of this, it is immensely entertaining.
!!The following tropes can be used to describe the novel:
* ArtisticLicenseBiology: While it may have been the result of chemicals mutating it, the ''T. rex'' hatches from it's egg and grows to adult size in a matter of weeks.
* BehindTheBlack: The tyrannosaurus is consistently completely invisible to anyone not looking directly at it.
* BlackHoleBelly: The T.rex eats enough people at a time that it should, but all accounts, be ''rolling'' rather than running.
* EvilCounterpart: Grushka, the vicious Russian husky is portrayed as this for Wolf.
* GunsAreWorthless: Firearms are explicitly noted to be more useful for causing avalanches than actually harming bad guys.
* ILoveNuclearPower: That exposure to radiation will accelerate the baby's growth with no negative side effects whatsoever is taken as a given by the characters, and it does so.
* InvincibleVillain: The tyrannosaurus can move like the Flash, jump like the Hulk, is immune to bullets, is apparently sapient enough to figure out how technology works and how to counter it, and is apparently incapable of so much as twitching a muscle without killing at least three minor characters.
* MisplacedWildlife: Why was there a ''T. rex'' egg in Antarctica?
* MoodWhiplash: After about two-hundred pages of high-flying, nonsensical dinosaur carnage with a cast of literally hundreds dying as soon as they're introduced, the book suddenly shifts gears into a moody, high-stakes antarctic chase story.
* NobleWolf: The high-content mixed breed wolf-dog named... er... Wolf.
* RedShirt: Apart from the two leads and a dog, everyone else is either meant to die or be eaten by the ''T. rex''.
* SuperPersistentPredator: Some effort is made to justify this: There is literally nothing else for the rex to eat out in the frozen wilderness, and it needs constant food to stay warm.
* TooDumbToLive: Literally every single character at least once.