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James Herbert – The Jonah

Posted by demonik on June 8, 2009

James Herbert – The Jonah (New English Library, 1981)

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The shadow of his past was always with him. But he never knew what it was, or when it would strike next. Sent to a small coastal town to investigate drugs smuggling, Kelso stumbles onto a dangerous organization and suddenly, more than just his life is at stake. It’s his past, his future, his sanity.

Through torture and drugs he discovers the terrifying secret of the Jonah. And learns, in the most horrifying way, that it can destroy him as well as others…

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James Herbert – The Survivor

Posted by demonik on June 5, 2009

James Herbert – The Survivor (New English Library, 1977)

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Blurb:

A Tale Of Death, And Of An Evil Which Trancends Death.

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James Herbert – The Spear

Posted by demonik on June 3, 2009

James Herbert – The Spear (New English Library, 1978)

Endorsements on back cover of 1980 reprint:

Spine-Chilling …. Violent, Creepy and Compulsive Reading. – Daily Mirror

A Neo-Nazi cult in Britain …. A woman crucified in a London Street, and Himmler resurrected …. Scenes of vintage Herbert – Birmingham Evening Mail

Horror linked to history …. violence nails you to the page – Daily Record

Terrifying …. a brutal horror story – Manchester Evening News

See also The Spear thread on Vault Of Evil

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James Herbert – Domain

Posted by demonik on June 2, 2009

James Herbert – Domain (New English Library, 1985)

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Blurb:

The long-dreaded nuclear conflict. The city tom apart, shattered, its people destroyed or mutilated beyond hope. For just a few, survival is possible only beneath the wrecked streets – if there is time to avoid the slow-descending poisonous ashes. But below, the rats, demonic offspring of irradiated forebears, are waiting.
They know that Man is weakened, become frail.
Has become their prey …

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James Herbert – The Dark

Posted by demonik on May 29, 2009

James Herbert – The Dark (Nel, 1980)

Blurb:

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 ….

Mini-review by Franklin Marsh

Crammed full of good creepy, gruesome stuff. A scene set in a ‘mental hospital’ is what the critics (well the good ones) would call ‘nerve-shredding’. All this plus football violence, the National Front, acid burns, mass murder and suicide, comedy cops – and a possible contender for Worst Pub Landlord. Being British I have to complain in the strongest possible terms about the cruelty to ‘nice’ animals – he can butcher as many rubbish humans as he likes but is sawing a dogs legs off with a hedge-trimmer really necessary? Possibly the last ‘classic’ Herbert.

See also The Dark thread on Vault Of Evil

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