A trilogy of horror tales selected from the award-winning writer's second full collection – HASTY FOR THE DARK – featuring more of the nightmarish visions and ghastly creatures that have been disturbing readers for years. In this book you'll find three stories of occult and demoniac horror.
No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.
A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.
No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.
Praise for Adam Nevill's debut collection, Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors:
"Nothing is sacred, nothing is safe, and goodness me, if you like horror fiction you’re going to absolutely love every damn minute." Pop Mythology
“Beautifully crafted, original and complete works.” This is Horror
"An outstanding anthology of career spanning short stories.” Gingernuts of Horror
Praise for Adam Nevill's horror fiction:
"Adam Nevill is a spine-chiller in the classic tradition, a writer who draws you in from the world of the familiar, eases you into the world of terror, and then locks the door behind you." Michael Koryta, NYT Bestselling author
"He has the rare ability to craft a nebulous atmosphere of terror, as well as to capture cinematic slasherpunk in the written word. Both are incredibly rare talents." Pornokitsch
"The sense of dread is immediate, with the reader’s sense of foreboding increasing with every new page." Irish Examiner
"Readers will lose all hope of peaceful, undisturbed sleep. Highly recommended." Library Journal - Starred Review
"Nevill's talent for horror resonates ominously in every scene, almost as if the theme from Jaws echoes when a page is turned." Kirkus
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
The third royally sucks! Better luck next time!
This book is about 50ish pgs. The 1st & 2nd were very interesting, the last I didn't really get. ***spoiler in the 1st story, are the owners dragons? Needed more detail. In the 2nd what was the animal? How long did the families see their loved ones? How often did this happen. The last story was very confusing, did the ancient creatures cause the crew to go mad ?
All three stories are full of dread and intense imagery. Well written!
Three very different, great short stories from the pen of one of modern horror's greats. The Angels of London is probably my favourite (althóugh I enjoyed them all). Set in a seedy lodging house with a landlord that makes Rigsby (remember 70s TV series Rising Damp?) look like a saint, this is the story of Frank and his descent into a personal hell as he discovers there is far more to his bedsit than mould, extortionate rent and strange house mates. The story unfolds and tension mounts until the final twist at the end. The next story, Always In Our Hearts, is a brilliantly mysterious tale of a cab driver who gets a seemingly lucrative fare, collecting and delivering a string of somewhat odd people and their even odder baggage. This one has a wonderfully twisted ending. Finally, the most unusual of the trilogy -- Hippocampus with its wonderfully descriptive and evocative prose. All in all, a great collection from an author who keeps on excelling at his craft.