Posted by demonik on August 31, 2014
Stephen Laws – Spectre (NEL, 1994, originally Souvenir, 1986)
They’d called themselves the Byker Chapter ….
They were inseparable: six boys and one girl who’d grown up together in the back streets of Newcastle. Now the terraces are long gone, but Richard Eden has his memories – and one special photograph. All that is left of their joy – and betrayal …
Suddenly, impossibly, one by one the images begin to fade, as if his friends had never existed.
Something is stalking the Chapter – closing in for the kill. With each hideous death, another image fades from the photograph. Some spectre from the past, some horror they have unwittingly released, is out there on the darkened streets.Hunting them down.
They can run, but this time there is nowhere they can hide .. .
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Posted by demonik on June 7, 2014
Cyril Donson – Draco The Dragon Man (NEL, Oct. 1974)
Damon Draycot had won world renown as a historian and archeologist. He made many television appearances and his athletic exploits were no less eagerly followed. He was well-known and respected on all sides.
His latest nine-month expedition was potholing in Texas. There were many miles of underground passages to explore for mineralogical, medical and historical facts — and simply to conquer. This proposed feat captures the public imagination, and many are there to wish Draycot luck.
What happens to him underground would not be wished on any other man. Thereafter his life was never to be the same; dogged by an unfathomable curse that led him to shun his fellow creatures, this innocent expedition brought a nightmare of horror and evil into the light of day.
See also Draco the Dragonman thread on the Vault forum
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Posted by demonik on April 14, 2014
Stephen King – ‘Salem’s Lot (NEL, Feb 1977)
‘If’ novels were awarded certificates like films, this one would get a triple- ‘H” for horror. Philip Steele,THE SUN
Almost overnight, the population of ‘Salem’s Lot has gone from 1319 to nothing. At least, to nothing human.
Thousands of miles from the small New England town of ‘Salem’s Lot, two terrified people still share the secrets of those clapboard houses and tree-lined streets. One is an eleven-year-old boy who never speaks. Only his eyes betray the grotesque events he has witnessed. The other is a man with recurring nightmares of a placid little township transformed into a tableau of unrelenting horror, a man who know s that soon he and the boy must return to Salem’s Lot for a final confrontation with the unspeakable evil that lives on there.
By the author of the great best-seller, CARRIE, and the forthcoming masterpiece, THE SHINING.
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Posted by demonik on April 14, 2014
Mary Whitehouse – “Who Does She Think She Is?” (NEL, Jan. 1972)
No critic of television has ever been more widely read, criticised and talked about than Mary Whitehouse.
In this book she recounts the experiences which have come to someone who is prepared to set no limit upon their commitment to society.
Anyone who is concerned about the importance of individual freedom and who cares about problems of social and sexual morality must read this revealing book.
Malcolm Muggeridge says of Mrs. Whitehouse . . . “She is one of the remarkable women of our time, and this account of herself provides an opportunity to know and understand her better.”
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Posted by demonik on June 7, 2013
Nick Sharman – The Surrogate (NEL, Nov 1981/ NAL 1980)
Nick Sharman Surrogate
The old man was dying. Shivering; rug-wrapped, his body wasted, the limbs already skeletal. His room was filled with the sweetly nauseating smell of decay.
Money he had had, ambition, power, intelligence and an icy determination. Always others had been bent to his will. Now these things would no longer serve. But one thing more he had.
An absolute hatred of the one person who had defied him in his life. And now the power of that hatred would allow him to stretch out from beyond the grave and seek to destroy. The victim: his own grandson. A child.
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