Annotation: A Dirge for the Temporal, Darren Speegle's second collection of fiction, bursts with sensations. A Dirge lingers on the dark mystery of the supernatural, creates the giddy feeling of fear mixed with excitement, that only comes from partial revelations, things half-glimpsed and misty. Like H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allen Poe, Speegle's stories belong to the twilight hour, just after the glorious reds...
Annotation: A Dirge for the Temporal, Darren Speegle's second collection of fiction, bursts with sensations. A Dirge lingers on the dark mystery of the supernatural, creates the giddy feeling of fear mixed with excitement, that only comes from partial revelations, things half-glimpsed and misty. Like H.P.
Lovecraft or Edgar Allen Poe, Speegle's stories belong to the twilight hour, just after the glorious reds and golds of sunset have slipped away giving warning that total darkness is quickly approaching.
Two things you must possess in order to enjoy Darren Speegle's collection, A Dirge for the Temporal. The first would be a love of language. The second, a hunger for the surreal....From what he has displayed here, Darren Speegle is obviously a writer to keep an eye on. AndA Dirge for the Temporal is a collection that should be on the shelves of dark fiction fans everywhere.
- David Niall Wilson
There is fantasy here, and horror to be sure, but there is also wonder, and a beauty of language that a lot of the fiction attributed to those genres lacks…there is a lot of bang-for-the-buck between the covers. A Dirge For the Temporal is a strong collection of surreal, literate fiction. Highly recommended.
- William D. Gagliani
If you prefer your fiction grounded in ultra-realism, you'll not likely appreciate these exercises in bizarre obfuscation. But if you're into characters who speak as if they hold arcane knowledge, whose actions reflect a grand design not immediately obvious to most, or whose principal trait may well be madness, then A Dirge for the Temporal will fit the bill nicely and balance out the more typical horror fare.
Flesh & Blood
- Drew Williams
A feast for the horror fan who prefers his fiction rich with imagery, symbolism, and beautiful prose. Though thoroughly modern in tone and subject matter, the stories collected in A Dirge for the Temporal more than casually reveal the literary influence of such masters of the form as Poe, James, and de Maupassant
Stoker Award winning author of The Rising
- Brian Keene
Darren Speegle writes with the beauty of a shotgun, the delicateness of a razor, and the symphonics of a scream. His work is moody, evocative and always disturbing. He is, quite simply, one of the consistently best up-and-coming horror writers in the business. Do yourself a favor and read him now.
Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.48 (d)
Meet the Author
Darren Speegle, an American writer, lives in Germany and currently works in the Middle East. When he’s not jumping around the world (and often while he is), he’s trying to come to terms with all the strangeness through his fiction. He is the author of Gothic Wine, A Dirge for the Temporal, and the forthcoming Relics. Current projects include the novels The Third Twin and Veils. Find his short fiction in such publications asSubterranean, Postscripts, and Crimewave.