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Jerzy Bondov

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Re: New horror
« Reply #60 on: May 29, 2020, 08:51:17 AM »
Ghoster is only 99p on Kindle at the moment so I've grabbed it. Thanks for the tip!

BlodwynPig

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Re: New horror
« Reply #61 on: May 29, 2020, 09:11:20 AM »
yeh, I grabbed it too for my phone despite the poor reviews

Artie Fufkin

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Re: New horror
« Reply #62 on: May 29, 2020, 10:17:59 AM »
Why do I now feel anxious....?

BlodwynPig

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Re: New horror
« Reply #63 on: May 29, 2020, 10:55:08 AM »
Why do I now feel anxious....?

infrasound from the amassing lockdown emergers

Artie Fufkin

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Re: New horror
« Reply #64 on: May 29, 2020, 11:33:46 AM »
Pardon?

Re: New horror
« Reply #65 on: June 21, 2020, 02:21:26 PM »
Adam Nevill book "Last Days" and possibly "No One Gets Out Alive"

Thanks for the recommendation, I'm reading "no one gets out alive" at the minute and it's really good! I really like the way he writes, I'm gonna hoover up his others after this.
Thank you so much, I was stuck for something to read!

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Re: New horror
« Reply #66 on: June 28, 2020, 03:54:45 PM »
Just finished Ghoster, thanks for the tip!

Really enjoyed the pace, likable main character and I was a bit scared. I'll get The Last Days Of Jack Sparks going.

I'm going to do another Neville. I need plot badly as the only time I'm reading is right before bed and if it's not exciting I can't remember it the next day. I'm having to save the loney and the fisherman for this reason. Started both, like what I saw and now have parked them for a time when I can concentrate.

BlodwynPig

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Re: New horror
« Reply #67 on: June 28, 2020, 06:06:14 PM »
Just finished Ghoster, thanks for the tip!

Really enjoyed the pace, likable main character and I was a bit scared. I'll get The Last Days Of Jack Sparks going.

I'm going to do another Neville. I need plot badly as the only time I'm reading is right before bed and if it's not exciting I can't remember it the next day. I'm having to save the loney and the fisherman for this reason. Started both, like what I saw and now have parked them for a time when I can concentrate.

spot on. I'm reading Ghoster and after an initial couple of pages a night thanks to starting reading at 11pm, I'm hooked and scared to hell, with that fear seeping into my environs. The only thing is the faux-phone text parts are too small to read when my eyes are blurry with sleep.

Artie Fufkin

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Re: New horror
« Reply #68 on: June 29, 2020, 01:01:13 PM »
I'm now reading This House Is Empty Now by Joseph Iorillo.
Didn't like it at first, but getting into it now. Sub-King/Koontz kinda thing, about a possible Haunted House. Enjoyable nonsense, with a bit of atmosphere. I also enjoy the fact that the title is taken from The Bacharach/Costello song of the same name.

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Re: New horror
« Reply #69 on: June 30, 2020, 01:03:39 PM »
Uhm Ghoster question

Were the diary notes on the phone, that explained why he wasn't just a dickhead, real or put there by the phone for her in the same way the weird porn was put there for him?

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Re: New horror
« Reply #70 on: July 09, 2020, 07:21:30 PM »
Just finished No One Gets Out Alive. Buh-luddy hell I enjoyed it. I think maybe the best Nevill I've read. Frightening and tense. Pretty satisfied by how it turns out too.

Fun fact. I got into him when I read The Ritual, and that happened because the film came out and I have a really bad habit of reading the plot of new horror films on Wikipedia. I can't watch the films because even the crappiest one will keep me awake for several nights. With The Ritual I thought I won't read this article, I'll read the bloody book! Books are like big long articles. I enjoyed the Ritual, Last Days too, but this was probably the best. Any other Nevill classics?

BlodwynPig

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Re: New horror
« Reply #71 on: July 09, 2020, 08:09:05 PM »
Just finished No One Gets Out Alive. Buh-luddy hell I enjoyed it. I think maybe the best Nevill I've read. Frightening and tense. Pretty satisfied by how it turns out too.

Fun fact. I got into him when I read The Ritual, and that happened because the film came out and I have a really bad habit of reading the plot of new horror films on Wikipedia. I can't watch the films because even the crappiest one will keep me awake for several nights. With The Ritual I thought I won't read this article, I'll read the bloody book! Books are like big long articles. I enjoyed the Ritual, Last Days too, but this was probably the best. Any other Nevill classics?

Ritual is more quaint than scary - although it does have a great ending.

I would maybe put Last Days (especially the first quarter) at the top of the list, then No One Gets Out Alive, Apartment 16 and House of Small Shadows, in that order. I was about to start Under a Watchful Eye but got sidetracked by Ghoster, which is excellent despite the 'young 'un speak'. Half way through that one.

The only other Nevill I have read is his short story "Where Angels Come In", which is a superb taster for things to come (written in 2005).

Jerzy Bondov

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Re: New horror
« Reply #72 on: July 09, 2020, 08:24:53 PM »
Nevill seems like a great bunch of lads. Sign up for his email newsletter.

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Re: New horror
« Reply #73 on: September 19, 2020, 09:42:55 AM »
Just finished Jack Sparks. Good book. Maybe a few too many cultural references which worked better in Ghoster but here kept dragging me out of the story. I also liked the lead in Ghoster more.

I feel like Jason Arnopp's style of going for laughs can reduce the impact of his scary bits which he's actually really good at writing. But not complaining really, it was pretty awesome.

Crazily my Kindle version advertised Ghoster before the end of the book. I think it was confused by the afterwords which here are part of the story. I nearly didn't read them and actually they changed my perception of the book from ok/good to good/v. Good.

BlodwynPig

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Re: New horror
« Reply #74 on: October 01, 2020, 12:21:16 PM »
Just finished No One Gets Out Alive. Buh-luddy hell I enjoyed it. I think maybe the best Nevill I've read. Frightening and tense. Pretty satisfied by how it turns out too.

Fun fact. I got into him when I read The Ritual, and that happened because the film came out and I have a really bad habit of reading the plot of new horror films on Wikipedia. I can't watch the films because even the crappiest one will keep me awake for several nights. With The Ritual I thought I won't read this article, I'll read the bloody book! Books are like big long articles. I enjoyed the Ritual, Last Days too, but this was probably the best. Any other Nevill classics?

GOOD NEWS....No One Gets Out Alive will become a Netflix film and is filming in Romania shortly. Same team behind The Ritual apparently, so should be a decent quality. Not sure if they can really capture the extreme darkness of the book, but it'll be worth seeing. Shame it's not being filmed in Birmingham/Devon.

Re: New horror
« Reply #75 on: October 23, 2020, 11:33:45 PM »
Thanks to this thread, started Last Days yesterday and am already so in to it. I'm a bit disappointed by the bodies coming through the wall nonsense although it seems a bit unfair to complain about a horror novel being a bit silly. Can't find NOGOA in any shops but will check the secondhand bookshops and charity shops tomorrow.

Just seen he's offering a free digital book through his website...

https://www.adamlgnevill.com/

Re: New horror
« Reply #76 on: October 26, 2020, 09:08:52 PM »
Nearing the end of Last Days now and it's really nosedived unfortunately. Still, impressed enough with Nevill to have ordered a 2nd hand copy of NOGOA this afternoon.

Are there any decent new horror novels out this year?

BlodwynPig

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Re: New horror
« Reply #77 on: October 26, 2020, 09:12:28 PM »
Nearing the end of Last Days now and it's really nosedived unfortunately. Still, impressed enough with Nevill to have ordered a 2nd hand copy of NOGOA this afternoon.

Are there any decent new horror novels out this year?

Sadly, most of the best horror cannot sustain the peak. Nevill does better than most.

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