Posted by demonik on May 28, 2012
James Herbert – The Rats (1988: originally NEL, 1974)
It was only when the bones of the first devoured victims were discovered that the true nature and power of these swarming black creatures with their razor sharp teeth and taste for human blood began to be realized by a panic‑stricken city.
For millions of years man and rats had been natural enemies.
But now for the first time – suddenly, shockingly, horribly – the balance of power had shifted …
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Posted by demonik on June 13, 2009
James Herbert – Sepulchre (New English Library, 1987)
There is a house, hidden away in a small valley, that holds a dark and dreadful secret. The house is called Neath. There is a psychic who lives in that house who is part of its secret. His name is Kline. There is a guardian of the house, and of the psychic, and of the secret. He is known as The Keeper. Together, in unholy union, they serve a force who existence threatens mankind itself. But now a terrible danger is sensed and an outsider must protect them all. The outsider is Halloran, and he is unaware of the insidious evil he must face. He will learn of a multinational corporation’s strange method of detecting new mineral resources; he will combat men who thrive on the worst of physical corruption; he will find love of a perverse nature; he will confront the darkness of his own soul. And eventually Halloran will discover the horrific and awesome secret of the Sepulchre….
Thanks to H. P. Saucecraft for the cover scan.
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Posted by demonik on June 12, 2009
James Herbert – Moon (New English Library, 1985)
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 the horror seeping into his mind like the poisonous tendrils, violent acts that were hideously macabre, the thougts becoming intense.
He witnessed the grotesque acts of another thing, a thing that glorified in murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind. And relished the contact. A creature that would eventually come to the island to seek him out…
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Posted by demonik on June 11, 2009
James Herbert – Shrine (New English Library, 1983)
A little girl called Alice. A deaf-mute. A vision. A lady in shimmering white who says she is the immaculate conception. And Alice can suddenly hear and speak, and she can perform miracles. Soon the site of the visitation, beneath the an ancient oak tree, has become a shrine, a holy place for thousands of pilgrims. But Alice is no longer the guileless child overwhelmed by new new saintliness. She has become the agent of something corrupt, a vile force that is centuries old. Innocence and evil have become one.
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Posted by demonik on June 8, 2009
James Herbert – Fluke (New English Library, 1977)
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 conciousness was a memory clawing its way to the surface, tormenting him, refusing to let him rest. The memory of what he once had been. A man…
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