Urban Gothic

Urban Gothic

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by Brian Keene
     
 

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No one gets out alive! When their car broke down in a dangerous inner-city neighborhood, Kerri and her friends thought they would find shelter inside an old, dark row home. They thought it was abandoned. They thought they would be safe there until help arrived. They were wrong. The residents who live down in the cellar and the tunnels beneath the city are far more

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No one gets out alive! When their car broke down in a dangerous inner-city neighborhood, Kerri and her friends thought they would find shelter inside an old, dark row home. They thought it was abandoned. They thought they would be safe there until help arrived. They were wrong. The residents who live down in the cellar and the tunnels beneath the city are far more dangerous than the streets outside, and they have a very special way of dealing with trespassers. Trapped in a world of darkness, populated by obscene abominations, they will have to fight back if they ever want to see the sun again. Every city has its secrets and urban legends. But nothing can prepare them for when they find out the truth about this horrible house. Urban Gothic is Brian Keene's blood and body fluid splattered tribute to horror icon Edward Lee. "Raw, gritty, and often brilliant . . . Urban Gothic is a tour de force in shock horror." - Dark Scribe Magazine

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ISBN-13:
2940012467768
Publisher:
Eraserhead Press
Publication date:
05/10/2011
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Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
252
Sales rank:
361,202
File size:
995 KB

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Urban Gothic 3.7 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 41 reviews.
horrorfan1 More than 1 year ago
If you like true horror stories, then this book is for you. The plot is fantastic! A group of teenagers go to the inner-city to buy drugs. The kids get scared when their car breaks down and some other teens give them trouble. They run to a house for safety and find just the opposite. It is filled with cannibalistic deformed creatures who do not take kindly to visitors.
Chet_Walker More than 1 year ago
The book was alright read. I dont recommend buying this book, buy reading it if nothing else is better. The book was just all out killing and mutants. The ending was not that good. The ending ended abruptly.
Dustin4567 More than 1 year ago
This is the 6th book I have read of Keene's. The others being: The Rising, The Conqueror Worms, Terminal, Ghoul, and Castaways. In his newest book, Urban Gothic, 6 teenagers go to a concert and then the leader, Tyler decides to drive through a bad neighborhood when their car breaks down. They are then approached by what looks like a gang and in panic the 6 teenagers run and hide in an old house. Of course what's in the house is 100 times more terrifying then the people outside. I liked this book but Keene should have gone into more detail about the characters. The "gang" sees the kids go in the house and then approaches an elderly neighbor to call the police, and then they try to decide if they should attempt to save the teens from whatever horror might be in the house. The book could have been a lot more interesting if it had focused more on these characters. We see a lot of them early on but less of them as the book goes on. The teenagers in the house starts out as very interesting in the beginning but seems to sort of drag on a little bit towards the end. It kind of seems like Keene was just trying to extend the book with some filler towards the end. Keene is interesting in that in some of his books (Terminal, Ghoul) we see that he focuses more on just a small group of characters and develops them throughout the book. While in others (Castaways, The Conqueror Worms) we don't see as much character development, but a lot of action. If he could somehow combine the two, he could make a truly great book. In closing, if you liked Richard Laymon's "Beast House" books or if you liked Keene's "Castaways," then I highly recommend you read Urban Gothic. Overall rating: 3.75/5.0
tk12345 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book. It had a lot of suspense and a lot of horror. If you like the descent and the hills have eyes, this book is for you!! This book never gets me bored. Brian Keene never lets me down. Cant wait for his next book : Darkness On The Edge Of Town. Coming: feb. 2010 to leisure horror book club!!
harstan More than 1 year ago
Tyler and his girlfriend Kerri, Brett and his significant other Stephanie, and Javier and his lady Heather drive from the burbs to attend the Monsters of Hip Hop show in Philadelphia. Tyler wants some weed so despite the protests of the others, he drives to Camden to buy some. They get lost in the Hood and their car breaks down. Some young blacks walk over to their vehicle; the outsiders are fearful of what will happen to them so take shelter in a nearby mini-mansion that needs extensive repair. After they get inside, the door locks; they are unable to neither open it nor escape through a window because they are filled up with plaster A giant with a misshapen visage and body kills Tyler and plans to have sex with him now that he is dead. The others are attacked by misshapen midgets and creatures that do not seem to be human. The surviving suburbanites fight back knowing the monsters will use them as food. They have only one chance to escape when a middle aged man and though afraid the black youths try a rescue. Brian Keene can always be counted on for providing a frightening horror novel that scares the hell out if his fans. In many ways URBAN GOTHIC is a thin plotted slasher movie except the characters don't quite fit as they understand survival means teaming together not wandering alone begging to become a victim. The trapped group never quits as they fight to the end to stay alive against the monsters. With plenty of blood, guts and gore that will make the strong queasy, fans of graphic horror thrillers will enjoy this trek into Camden. Harriet Klausner
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I truly enjoyed this book. People Under the Stairs meets Hills Have Eyes.
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Souls More than 1 year ago
I have as many Keene books as I can find, this one being my least favorite. Please keep in mind that it is a horror novel, not for the weak at heart. There are parts of this book that still disturb me to think about--therefore I feel that he really did his job here. This is Worng Turn meets Texas Chainsaw Massacre. Be prepared for gore and shocks along the way. If you are curious about Keen's work, begin with The Conqueror Worms or A Gathering of Crows.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Loved it. Fast paced, scary. Great late night read. Everything great about horror novels is in this book.
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BookWormWoods More than 1 year ago
Loved the plot of this book, and had a hard time putting it down after I got started. Love Brian Keenes writing style and how he can keep you interested and turning pages as fast as you can.
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genrejunkie More than 1 year ago
Normally I enjoy Brian Keenes work, most of all The Conqueror Worms, but this book falls way short of anything else that he has written. If you've read Brian Keene before you can expect just as much gore and violence as in his other books. Unfortunetly thats where anything good I have to say ends. The book starts off bland and full of uninteresting characters and it only goes downhill from there. Imagine the worst horror movie you've seen, with the dumbest kids then imagine it in writing and you have a good idea on the characters in this book. The ending is a little better with it closing on happier terms than his other books (by happier its still pretty grim). If all your looking for is a reason to read about stupid kids getting mauled in disgusting ways then this book might be for you, but to anybody who wants a higher quality horror novel I suggest you stay out of this urban nieghborhood.
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