Garbage Man

Garbage Man

by Joseph D'Lacey
     
 

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"Joseph D'Lacey rocks!"  —Stephen King

 

Mason Brand has fled his life as a celebrated photographer and renounced his past. He is living rough, as a hermit in the Welsh hills, when something happens to him among the mossy oaks. He begins to hear "the calling." Years later, giving society a final chance, Mason is living with sight of a

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"Joseph D'Lacey rocks!"  —Stephen King

 

Mason Brand has fled his life as a celebrated photographer and renounced his past. He is living rough, as a hermit in the Welsh hills, when something happens to him among the mossy oaks. He begins to hear "the calling." Years later, giving society a final chance, Mason is living with sight of a colossal landfill dump, and he hears "the calling" again. Ths time he will heed it, and it will lead him, for he is called to assist in a terrible birth—out of the waste of human society comes a thing, and its enemy is human. Tackling the issue of the environment and landfill sites, this chilling fable of eco-horror asks what happens to all the unwanted things we bury, because they just won't go away.

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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:
9781905636471
Publisher:
Beautiful Books
Publication date:
04/01/2011
Pages:
346
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 1.00(d)

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