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John Farris – Minotaur

Posted by demonik on June 16, 2009

John Farris – Minotaur (New English Library, 1985)


Near-naked, flagrantly male, the Minotaur loomed out of the dark places of Greek mythology. Roaring, bull-headed, the creature advanced. The razor-sharp Cretan axe swung murderously, slicing through the air, through flesh, through bone.

One by one its enemies died.

Out of the past too came the plague – long-dormant seeds awakening to destroy. The victims would be legion, their deaths horrible.

Yet behind the killing lay a plan, a purpose.

A malign twentieth-century intelligence was calling up this hideous visitation.

‘Farris is one of the giants of contemporary psychological horror’ – Peter Straub

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