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The Ruins
by Scott Smith

"The best horror novel of the new century."
--Stephen King

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  • About the Film

    Now a major motion picture from DreamWorks Pictures, starring Jonathan Tucker, Jena Malone, Laura Ramsey, Shawn Ashmore, Joe Anderson, Sergio Calderón, Dimitri Baveas, and directed by Carter Smith. Screenplay by Scott Smith. In theaters April 4, 2008.

    About the Book


    In the wild interior of the Yucatán, far from the lazy beaches of Cancún, two young couples and some new-found friends venture to the site of an ancient Mayan temple, in pursuit of another in their group. What started out as a day trip spirals into a nightmare when they reach the ruins...and discover the terrifying presence that lurks there.

    "Like having a rope tied firmly round your middle, as you're pulled on protesting tip-toes toward a door marked DOOM." --Entertainment Weekly

    "Do not pick up a copy of Scott Smith's The Ruins if you have anything else you need to do in the next eight hours or so."

    "An exercise in unremitting tension."
    --The Baltimore Sun

    About the Author

    Scott Smith was educated at Dartmouth College and Columbia University. He lives in New York City. Read more...



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