The Nightmare Within

The Nightmare Within

by Glen Krisch

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781481250948
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 12/27/2012
Pages: 230
Sales rank: 896,798
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.52(d)

About the Author

Glen Krisch has written three novels: The Nightmare Within, Where Darkness Dwells, and Nothing Lasting, as well as the novellas Brother's Keeper and Loss. His short fiction has appeared in publications across three continents for the last decade.

He is also an editor for Morrigan Books. As a freelance editor, he has worked on books by Tim Lebbon and Lawrence Block, among others.

Besides writing and reading, his interests include his family, simple living, and ultra running.

He enjoys talking to his readers. Feel free to stop by his website to see what he's up to: www.glenkrisch.wordpress.com

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Nightmare Within 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 13 reviews.
Red_Headed_Menace More than 1 year ago
Scary, fast paced and holds you in it's grip til the very end! Recommend for any fan of horror.
AudiobookReviewer More than 1 year ago
What a story! Growing up I had been plagued by bad dreams and the bogyman and was very happy that they were not real. I am not sure what I would have done if the people and creatures of my dreams could become real. That's what happened here, they were extracted and collected in to live in a real museum, categorized by their type; nightmares, erotic, ect. Gruesome and suspenseful at times, without the porn show that many horrors can become, and at others seemed long winded. However Krisch was able to create a unique horror story the likes of which I have never heard before. Well developed characters that have extensive histories to create very complex beings, I would argue that there was too much going on with them, at times I found myself saying "Just get on with it". As they battle it out in the classic good against evil with several shades of gray mixed in for good measure. All in all The Nightmare Within was a success and I strongly believe that Krisch will only get better as his career continues. My full The Nightmare Within review can be found at AudiobookReviewer dot com
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November-Owl More than 1 year ago
I purchased this book because I am a psychological horror fanatic. The story was not what I expected, but it was unexpected in a surprisingly positive manner. The pace is balanced, and the story is well written. Flashbacks and introspections are present. The story never becomes bland. I think anyone who is interested in dreams/nightmares fused with horror would enjoy reading this unique story. As for me, I will never think about nightmares in the same way again.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
In this first novel by author Glen Krisch, he explores the idea of dreams and nightmares come to life. Psychiatrist Maury Bennett possesses the ability to extract dreams from clients, after suffering a terrible childhood tragedy, that left him disfigured. Young Kevin Dvorak is tormented by a nightmare named Mr. Freakshow after witnessing his father's murder. But after Maury treats him, putting the Freak into his dream museum, Lucidity , Kevin soon discovers his true nightmare has only just begun. While this novel's premise is a bit thin on the believability factor, even for a horror novel, Krisch does a fine job moving the story along. Some of this book's more memorable moments involved dreams set free, especially the Queen of Rats. Krisch also has several books out since this debut novel, and this reviewer will be certainly checking them out.
ferretface More than 1 year ago
Very interesting idea and well written. I wasn't reading on the edge of my seat, but I enjoyed the book.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
an interesting idea. Wonder if a person could ever remove their dreams and if they'd ever want to. Our dreams are us after all.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I would not have thought of the ending at all while reading this. I'd recommend this book .
Shelly65 More than 1 year ago
Just when I think there are no new ideas in horror something like this comes along. Twice now this author has written a story with a plot unlike any I've read before, although I must admit I enjoyed "Where Darkness Dwells" a bit more than this one. The basic plot of THIS book concerns what would happen if nightmares could be made flesh. The characters were interesting and I really felt concern for the young lead, Kevin. His race to escape harm was truly suspenseful. I had a bit of a hard time keeping all the characters straight at first, although they did fall into place as I got further into the book. The main reason I gave this 4 stars instead of 5 was the ending. It felt really abrupt and a little jarring - for some reason it just didn't fit with the feel of the rest of the book.
druidgirl More than 1 year ago
This was a great book. Glen Krisch has taken horror to another place for me, this story keeps you hanging on until the very end. I was never interested in the horror genre very much, but this story has made me a believer.
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ApexReviews More than 1 year ago
Ever since he was a child, Maury has had the special ability to pull dreams into the waking world, giving them corporeal form. Now an adult, Maury, a practicing psychologist, has decided to parlay his unique gift into gathering the dreams of his patients and placing them on display in the soon-to-be-opened Museum Of Dreams. One major problem, though, soon emerges that complicate Maury's plans: one of his patient's nightmares, named Mr. Freakshow, manages to escape from the Museum - and he's determined to kill the patient, a ten-year-old boy named Kevin, in order to achieve immortality. Faced with the grave consequences of his actions, Maury is soon thrust into a desperate race against time to thwart Mr. Freakshow's efforts and prevent the unthinkable from occurring... The Nightmare Within is an imaginative, engaging suspense thriller. Creatively crafted, author Glen Krisch's engrossing tale doubles as an action-packed escapist fantasy and an enlightening morality tale about the perils of self-delusion. Bolstered by a compelling cast of unique characters - dreams and nightmares included - The Nightmare Within invites the reader to consider what he/she would do if confronted with the same moral dilemma facing Maury: act in your own self-interest, or eschew your own personal gratification for the sake of preserving an innocent, endangered soul? While the answer may seem easy on the surface, it ultimately requires a level of deeper thought in which many may not be prepared to engage - one, though, that Krisch's thought-provoking account is not afraid to explore in rather vivid detail. A strongly recommended read. Chelsea Perry Apex Reviews