Garbage Man

Garbage Man

by Joseph D'Lacey
     
 

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Shreve, a dead-end town next to the UK's largest landfill.
There's nothing the bored residents won't stoop to in an attempt to spice up their pedestrian lives. All wannabe model Aggie Smithfield wants is to escape before Shreve swallows her ambition along with a million tons of rubbish and dirty little secrets.
Desperate, Aggie asks renowned but reclusive

Overview

Shreve, a dead-end town next to the UK's largest landfill.
There's nothing the bored residents won't stoop to in an attempt to spice up their pedestrian lives. All wannabe model Aggie Smithfield wants is to escape before Shreve swallows her ambition along with a million tons of rubbish and dirty little secrets.
Desperate, Aggie asks renowned but reclusive ex-photographer, Mason Brand, for help. The deal they make might be the only thing that can save her when the town's fate catches up with it. Beneath everyone's feet, something born of the things we throw away is awakening.
And when the past is reborn, there will be no escape.

Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly
The riveting first section of D'Lacey's second horror novel (after Meat) introduces a variety of residents of the English town of Shreve, notably the enigmatic Mason Brand, once an acclaimed photographer who's chosen for obscure reasons to live as a recluse in the Midlands. Cut off from most human contact, Mason communes with the earth in the unlikely venue of a huge landfill, which he views as beneficial and healing, despite its leaking toxins. The dysfunctional relationships and youthful ambitions of the other characters contain sufficient depth to engage the reader. Unfortunately, when the menace that's alluded to early on bursts into the light, the book degenerates into a desperate struggle for survival that's indistinguishable from countless others in the genre. Superior prose compensates only in part for an excess of gore. (May)
Library Journal
Former photographer-turned-hermit Mason Brand lives in self-made squalor near the Shreve District Council Landfill in the Welsh countryside. When he hears the earth call to him, he begins to transform into something nonhuman and assists in the creation of a creature born from the refuse of human civilization and bent on exacting environmental revenge. The result is a shambling horror that turns an entire town into a living disaster. The author of Meat and The Kill Crew concocts a gruesomely gory horror tale with bizarre ecological overtones. VERDICT As in most modern visceral horror, character development takes second place to special effects. An optional purchase for horror and splatter aficionados.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781783331987
Publisher:
Andrews UK LTD.
Publication date:
10/28/2013
Pages:
268
Product dimensions:
5.00(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.61(d)

Meet the Author

Joseph D'Lacey is the author of The Kill Crew.

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