Southern Gods

Southern Gods

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by John Hornor Jacobs
     
 

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Recent World War II veteran Bull Ingram is working as muscle when a Memphis DJ hires him to find Ramblin' John Hastur. The mysterious blues man's dark, driving music—broadcast at ever-shifting frequencies by a phantom radio station—is said to make living men insane and dead men rise. Disturbed and enraged by the bootleg recording the DJ plays for him,

Overview

Recent World War II veteran Bull Ingram is working as muscle when a Memphis DJ hires him to find Ramblin' John Hastur. The mysterious blues man's dark, driving music—broadcast at ever-shifting frequencies by a phantom radio station—is said to make living men insane and dead men rise. Disturbed and enraged by the bootleg recording the DJ plays for him, Ingram follows Hastur's trail into the strange, uncivilized backwoods of Arkansas, where he hears rumors the musician has sold his soul to the Devil. But as Ingram closes in on Hastur and those who have crossed his path, he'll learn there are forces much more malevolent than the Devil and reckonings more painful than Hell... In a masterful debut of Lovecraftian horror and Southern gothic menace, John Hornor Jacobs reveals the fragility of free will, the dangerous power of sacrifice, and the insidious strength of blood.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781597803533
Publisher:
Night Shade Books
Publication date:
08/01/2011
Sold by:
SIMON & SCHUSTER
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
300
Sales rank:
38,558
File size:
543 KB

Meet the Author

John Hornor Jacobs has worked in advertising for the last fifteen years, played in bands, and pursued art in various forms. He is the cofounder of Needle: A Magazine of Noir. He is also, in his copious spare time, a novelist.

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Southern Gods 3.9 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 11 reviews.
amazing_worgle_of_plod More than 1 year ago
i enjoyed this book, the visuals he paints are powerful. It was too short though, Mr. Jacobs lays everything out there for you, rather then building up to bigger reveals. Other then this little thing, the book was fantastic. If your a cthulhu fan or just into supernatural thrillers this book will satisfy the horror fan in us all. Beware the old ones.
ZackJennings More than 1 year ago
I read this book when first published and loved it. The setting is in rural East Arkansas circa 1950. I remember those times and places and enjoyed traveling back in time if only on my mind. John develops strong characters and believable action. Somewhere I read a reviewer who stated that reading a good book is like "A Flight of the Mind". I feel like Mr. Jacobs has taken me there, taken me inside the minds of the characters... inside the roadhouse blues club and the decaying mansion on the bayou.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I'm not a zombie kinda girl, but I liked this book. I enoyed the authors style of writing and ability to paint a picture not just tell a tale. I would definetly read a sequel if there's going to be one.
EricaLianne 3 months ago
This was a very unique novel. The author is incredibly descriptive and gives a great ambiance of a country lifestyle in the 1950's. It tends to get graphic at certain points, but it's all necessary to furthering plot. It was a refreshing change from what I normally read.
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