In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents. First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that's only the beginning...... show more
In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents. First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that's only the beginning... When the whipping black tentacles fall from the sky and begin snatching people at random, the denizens of Piccamore Way must discover the terrifying truth of what these beings have planned for the human race.
Pages no: 95
Edition language: English
If there is one thing that Tim Curran does well, it's creating atmosphere. In Blackout his descriptions of the blackness are claustrophobic, he continues to build on this throughout the first part of the novella, ratcheting up the tension whenever someone has to venture out into the night.The story ...
Tentacles.Admit it, when you read that word, at least half of you saw your thoughts immediately descend into the murky gutters of tentacle porn, and the filthy dungeons of monster erotica.Tentacles.There was a time, not so long ago, when tentacles were a thing of terror, not titillation; when the id...
I received a free copy of this book from the publisher via Netgalley in exchange for an honest review, thank you! After seeing all the positive reviews for Blackout I a) really wanted to read it, and b) really wanted to like it. To avoid spoilers I didn't do a lot of research as to what the stor...
Tim Curran's "Blackout" is a solid work of comfort-zone horror/sci-fi. It is Stephen King's "The Mist" meets H.G. Well's "War of the Worlds". Page turner!4 STARS
I need to preface this review with this: A great many reviewers, whose opinions I highly respect, loved this book, but this was one of those times where I completely disagree with them. This is a perfect example of the old saying, "You can't please everybody all the time." Not everyone is going to h...