Carnivore is a campy sci-fi horror novel written by Leigh Clark that is an unusual cross between Jurassic Park and John Carpenter's The Thing (1982). In it, a group of researchers and evil russians use chemicals to make a revived and recently hatched Tyrannosaurus Rex baby grow to adult size in a matter of weeks.Because this is a Tyrannosaurus Rex 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 Hilarity Ensues.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:
- Everything's Better with Dinosaurs
- Guns Are Worthless
- Oh Crap!
- Red Shirt - Apart from the two leads and a dog, everyone else is either meant to die or be eaten by the T-Rex.
- Stock Dinosaurs
- Too Dumb to Live
- Artistic License - Biology - 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.