I’ve got to be honest about this one and say its not one of my favourite James Herbert novels, this doesn’t mean it wont appeal to other James Herbert fans. That all depends on which elements of his work you prefer, myself I enjoy the more macabre elements or a really strong story ... Read review
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The Jonah, Fluke,The Dark, Sepulchre A conflict of evils. There is a house called Neath that holds a dark and terrible secret. In that house there is a psychic called Kline who is part of its secret. The Keeper is guardian of the house, of the psychic, and of the secret. But now an outsider must protect them from a terrible danger. Halloran will combat men who thrive on physical corruptions; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront his soul's own darkness. And eventually he will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre... Remember with fear... It came like a malignant shadow with seductive promises of power. And somewhere in the night...a small girl smiled as her mother burned...Asylum inmates slaughtered their attendants...in slimy tunnels once-human creatures gathered. Madness raged as the lights began to fade and humanity was attacked by an ancient, unstoppable evil. He was a stringy mongrel, wandering the streets of the city, driven by a ravenous hunger and hunting a quarry he could not define. But he was something more. Somewhere in the depths of his consciousness was a memory clawing its way to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he had once been. A man...
"I’ve got to be honest about this one and say its not one of my favourite James Herbert novels, this doesn’t mean it wont appeal to other James Herbert fans. That all depends on which elements of his work you prefer, myself I enjoy the more macabre elements or a really strong story line. Although this does have these to a certain degree it didn’t “scare” me or entertain me in the same way as some of his other pieces, again ..."
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"As a great fan of James Herbert It took me just 1 weekend to read this book.
Basically it is the story of a man who has very bad dreams. That's not too bad I hear you say it's just that his dreams start to become reality in an extremely hideous way. The whole thing is set on an island where our hero works teaching Information Technology at a private girls school. Of course there is the love interest and he also has an ex-wife who lives on the ..."
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The nightmare begins before you sleep...He had fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. And, for a time, he lived in peace. Until the 'sightings' began, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils, violent acts that were hideously macabre, the thoughts becoming intense. He witnessed the grotesque acts of another thing, a thing that gloried in murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind. And relished the contact. A creature that eventually would come to the island to seek him out...