The Shell Collector - Christopher Golden, Glenn Chadbourne Golden is a good writer and as monster romps go, this is ok, but this novella just doesn't deliver much. No build up of suspense. I was hoping for a good historical legend of a sea monster and it just didn't happen. We are told superficial bits about the creature but get none of its history or origin, very little in the way of action sequences or scares, and then it just ends.