The Comfort of the Shriek

The Comfort of the Shriek

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by Scott Crowder
     
 

When President Lincoln is shot dead, an apocalyptic cult worshiping in the swamps of Louisiana fears the end of days is near. When they find the apocalypse's angel buried in mud, they know it. One of them, though, has decided the angel is not theirs to fawn over, it's his.
And he'll do anything at all to keep it...

Overview

When President Lincoln is shot dead, an apocalyptic cult worshiping in the swamps of Louisiana fears the end of days is near. When they find the apocalypse's angel buried in mud, they know it. One of them, though, has decided the angel is not theirs to fawn over, it's his.
And he'll do anything at all to keep it...

Product Details

ISBN-13:
2940011283703
Publisher:
Scott Crowder
Publication date:
04/25/2011
Sold by:
Smashwords
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
72 KB

Meet the Author

I live just outside Raleigh, North Carolina. I've only been professionally published once, in last fall's edition of Flashquake online magazine, but I hope it's the start of something long term. I'm happily married, and I'm the father to two beautiful little girls, ages five and two, who will never be allowed to date boys, drive cars that are transporting boys, nor ride in cars to places where boys are present, or wear non-Amish-spinster-approved clothing in front of boys. I love horror movies, rhythmic noise, peanut butter, and the Munsters, not necessarily in that order. Please feel free to contact me if you want; I'd love to hear what you thought of the book. My e-mail address is zombieapocalypse at earthlink.net. Thanks for reading.

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The Comfort of the Shriek 2.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The story never explained itself properly. The character development was near nonexistent, even for the main character. At best they had the most superficial of facades. The reader never learns enough about anyone to care about them. There was potential, but the story was lacking in originality, plot, and character development. The plot: A small cult obsessed with Armageddon takes up residence in an abandoned Indian village somewhere in the swamps of Louisiana. The group rescues an "angel" who was stuck in the mud. Their cult leader (Reverent or Reverend? Apparently interchangeable here.) decides that the angel is a sign to commit mass suicide in order to go to heaven. The main character is supposed to ensure everyone dies. (Does this sound familiar to anyone else?) Meanwhile, not everything goes according to plan. Finally, the reader is left with the typical "twist" ending. I had a lot of questions regarding the angel. None of them were ever answered. For example: Is she alive or dead? Where is she from? Why was she in the swamp? What does she want? Is she really an angel? There were a few oddities in this story that did not include the angel. Is Reverend or Reverent the church leader'wws name? What is the point or moral? Does it matter? It could have been better. This author needs to focus on the plot and characters together.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Its 1865 end of the world for a small southern church (sort of like jim jones), suicide, creepy, weird.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I don't get it. This story makes absolutely no sense.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Not a fan
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