Ghost Road Blues
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . . Evil Doesn't Die The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors... show more
Winner of the Bram Stoker Award for Best First Novel From a new master of horror comes an apocalyptic showdown between the residents of a secluded, rural town and the deadly evil that confronts them wherever they turn . . . Evil Doesn't Die The cozy little town of Pine Deep buried the horrors of its past a long time ago. Thirty years have gone by since the darkness descended and the Black Harvest began, a time when a serial killer sheared a bloody swath through the quiet Pennsylvania village. The evil that once coursed through Pine Deep has been replaced by cheerful tourists getting ready to enjoy the country's largest Halloween celebration in what is now called "The Spookiest Town in America." It Just Grows Stronger But then--a month before Halloween--it begins. Unspeakably desecrated bodies. Inexplicable insanity. And an ancient evil walking the streets, drawing in those who would fall to their own demons and seeking to shred the very soul of this rapidly fracturing community. Yes, the residents of Pine Deep have drawn together and faced a killer before. But this time, evil has many faces--and the lust and will to rule the earth. This struggle will be epic.
Publish date: June 1st 2006
Pages no: 472
Edition language: English
Series: Pine Deep (#1)
Wonderfully atmospheric, with a leisurely pace that relishes in the reveal and the building of tension. This was the first adult work I'd read by Maberry, and in fact his first novel, so going into it I already knew that he was a fantastic writer; I had a few problems with the Rot & Ruin series, but...
I am going to be the party pooper again. Many of my friends enjoyed this story but as much as I tried (and, boy, did I ever try) I could not fall into this book.Part of the problem was the narrator. His voice was gravelly and deep and it suited some of the characters but it grated on me. Sorry but i...
Jonathan Maberry is real hit or miss for me. I like the Joe Ledger series even though I generally hate his writing style. But I still keep giving him a chance. This book won the Bram Stoker Award so I thought I was in for something good here. If this is what they honor, then I don't actually get wha...
Fuck this narrator. I'm done.
I wasn't sure about the Maberry novel at first. It takes time for the plot to develop and there is not an overwhelming complicated hero figure like with the start of the Benny Imura or Joe Ledger series. However, the intricate plot developments, characters and sheer creepiness left me want to keep ...