Greely's Cove

Greely's Cove

by John Gideon

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ISBN-13: 9780515105087
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 03/01/1991
Product dimensions: 7.00(w) x 5.00(h) x 1.00(d)

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Greely's Cove 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
SomeGuyInVirginia on LibraryThing 27 days ago
**Slight spoilers ahead**Hum, the more rave reviews I read the less I trust them. Greely¿s Cove was supposed to be an undiscovered masterpiece of horror, at least that¿s what the reviewers on Amazon said. I read it, it¿s not. The only really effective scene is less than a page long, comes almost the end, and makes way for the standard unresolved ending. It also involved a child in peril and that¿s not entertainment.All the elements are there for a good story- a band of misfits battling an ancient evil. There¿s magic, zombies, spooky old houses. The timing¿s off, the book doesn¿t really start until half-way through. It¿s not literature and Gideon had fun with his computer¿s thesaurus. But it just doesn¿t gel. Is it a morality play, a horror book, a disgusting-at-times mind movie? And would it have killed the author to introduce a sympathetic character? Still, the book does carry the reader along and is compelling, in a dime-store bookrack kind of way. And still again, it foreshadows the wave of torture porn horror movies that have glutted the theaters for the past several years. It¿s a nasty bookIf you¿re reading this and you want an undiscovered horrific gem, try David Martin¿s Lie to Me and the sequel, Cul-de-Sac, and his Tap, Tap. Now there are some intoxicating nightmares for you. Or if you want something more elegant, Martin Amis¿s Dead Babies is the most appalling book I have read.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago