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Fierce as the Grave: A Quartet of Horror Stories - John Hornor Jacobs
Fierce as the Grave: A Quartet of Horror Stories
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These four tales deal with the unquiet dead in all its various forms. From ghosts to vampires, zombies to vengeful spirits, these stories take you from a soft-apocalyptic future where computers are symbiotic creatures burrowing into your skin, to a post-apocalyptic world where cowboys round-up... show more
These four tales deal with the unquiet dead in all its various forms. From ghosts to vampires, zombies to vengeful spirits, these stories take you from a soft-apocalyptic future where computers are symbiotic creatures burrowing into your skin, to a post-apocalyptic world where cowboys round-up zombies for slaughter. You'll witness vampires hosting the birthday party of the century in an antebellum mansion in the old south and a young boy beginning to understand that the evil he does will come back to haunt him.Includes the stories "Verrata," "Heaven of Animals," "Bone China," and "Sneaking In."Word Count: 25,000 words Praise for John Hornor Jacobs' This Dark Earth:"This smart addition to the zombie genre is heroic and strangely hopeful, championing the unyielding human drive for justice and civilization." - Publishers Weekly"Readers will become immersed in the dark, unforgiving world Jacobs has created, and the morally ambiguous choices his characters make will give them plenty to ponder." - Booklist"This Dark Earth is a smart, thoughtful look at the end of humanity that delivers horrifying detail packed with an emotional resonance. It's The Road meetsWorld War Z. Deftly written, with eloquent prose peppered with crisp, dark humor, Jacobs crafts a chillingly believable tale that transcends genre fiction and manages to do what I long for whenever I sit down to read a book: make me wish I'd written it."- Scott G. Browne, author of BREATHERS and LUCKY BASTARDPraise for John Hornor Jacobs' Southern Gods:"A sumptuous Southern Gothic thriller steeped in the distinct American mythologies of Cthulhu and the blues . . . Southern Gods beautifully probes the eerie, horror-infested underbelly of the South." - The Onion AV Club"If you dig crime/horror/dark fantasy/southern gothic crossover... written with a confident voice and a haunting, poignant edge, pick up John Hornor Jacobs' debut novel Southern Gods. I recommend it wholeheartedly and look forward to whatever else Jacobs presents to us next." - Tom Piccirilli, Four-Time Bram Stoker Award and Two-Time International Thriller Award winner"A brilliant, smartly-written horror-noir novel, and one of those ideas that every writer worth their salt will say 'Damn! Why didn't I think to do that first?'" - Brian Keene, Bram Stoker Award winning author of The Rising, City of the Dead, Kill Whitey, and The Conqueror Worms"To say Southern Gods is just a gothic horror novel would do it a huge injustice. Hornor has created something much bigger and more important. He delves into the horrors of society and family, paralleling the blight of Hastur. The setting bleeds into the reader's mind and pulls him or her into the author's world." - Horror World"Southern Gods is scary, smart, and effective both as Lovecraftian fiction and as a Southern Regional novel set in 1951." - David Drake"Not only aesthetically outstanding, it also conveys a vein of terror and intrigue effortlessly. The delta Blues have never been experienced like this. Join antagonist, Bull Ingram, on a journey to Hell and back via the backwoods of Arkansas, as he journeys to find Ramblin' John Hastur. It will be a trip you won't forget." - Gothic.net"Promising...well-written gumshoe noir deserves to put [Jacobs] on every horror fiction fan's radar. An excellent supernatural introduction to a very promising new horror writer." - Rue Morgue Magazine"Southern Gods by John Hornor Jacobs - If you ever read William Hjortsberg's terrifying Falling Angel or seen the fantastic film it inspired (Alan Parker's Angel Heart) then you know just how well the mid-century detective novel can work when inflected with ancient spirits. You wish John D. McDonald, William Faulkner and H.P. Lovecraft had collaborated more often? This one's for you." - Barnes & Noble, Ransom Notes Blog
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Format: kindle
ASIN: B005H40HJI
Publisher: Amazon Digital Services
Pages no: 91
Edition language: English
Category:
Horror, Short Stories
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