Darker Than You Think
Who is the child of the night? That's what small-town reported Will Barbee must find out. Inexorably drawn into investigating a rash of grisly deaths, he soon finds himself embroiled in something far beyond mortal understanding.Doggedly pursuing his investigations, he meets the mysterious and... show more
Who is the child of the night? That's what small-town reported Will Barbee must find out. Inexorably drawn into investigating a rash of grisly deaths, he soon finds himself embroiled in something far beyond mortal understanding.Doggedly pursuing his investigations, he meets the mysterious and seductive April Bell and starts having disturbing, tantalizing dreams in which he does terrible things--things that are stranger and wilder than his worst nightmares. then his friends being dying one by one and he slowly realizes that an unspeakable evil has been unleashed.As Barbee's world crumbles around him in a dizzying blizzard of madness, the intoxicating, dangerous April pushes Barbee ever closer to the answer to the question "Who is the Child of Night?"When Barbee finds out, he'll wish he'd never been born.
Publish date: December 14th 1999
Publisher: Orb Books
Pages no: 266
Edition language: English
I finally finished this sucker. Far from being a page turner, I found it tedious. For me the novel has four big problems: the writing is bad, okay it's pulpy, it hasn't dated well, the main character who tells the story from a first person perspective is a fool that we NEVER sympathize with, and lyc...
What I liked most about this book, despite the dated prose and setting, is that it effectively merges the Homo Lycanthropus with Homo Sapiens to form a coherent explanation about the influence of the Lycantrope on human history...
A story about a man and a werewolf and his descent into madness or werewolf. It's interesting but it's really not my kind of thing. I didn't really get any connection with the characters and almost stopped reading in the middle due to this lack of interest. It was interesting to compare some of t...
Excellent atmospheric dark fantasy novel, with enough SF elements to keep it from drifting into horror range. The scene where the main character first transforms is unforgettable. The title pretty much sums up my reaction to the ending.
This book is to the werewolf story what "I Am Legend" is to the vampire story. That is high praise and I enjoyed this book immensely.The intermingled themes of folklore, anthropology, Indiana-Jonesesque archeology, quantum physics, pulp-noir detective, witchcraft, psychological and supernatural mur...