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Last Days

Nevill, Adam L. G. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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Filmmaker Kyle Freeman is shooting a documentary on the cult The Temple of Last Days, whose members had all been murdered thirty years before. When Kyle interviews those involved in the case, those who haven't broken silence in decades, a series of uncanny events plague the shoots. Troubling out-of-body experiences, nocturnal visitations, the sudden demise of their interviewees, and the discovery of ghastly artifacts make Kyle question what exactly it is the cult has awoken...as well as its interest in him.
Authors: Nevill, Adam L. G.
Title: Last days
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2013, c2012
Edition: 1st U.S. ed
Characteristics: viii, 530 p. ;,21 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Adam Nevill
Notes: "First published in Great Britain by MacMillan..."-- T.p. verso
Summary: Filmmaker Kyle Freeman is shooting a documentary on the cult The Temple of Last Days, whose members had all been murdered thirty years before. When Kyle interviews those involved in the case, those who haven't broken silence in decades, a series of uncanny events plague the shoots. Troubling out-of-body experiences, nocturnal visitations, the sudden demise of their interviewees, and the discovery of ghastly artifacts make Kyle question what exactly it is the cult has awoken...as well as its interest in him.
ISBN: 1250018188
9781250018182
Branch Call Number: FICTION NEVILL 2013
Subject Headings: Cults Fiction Independent filmmakers Fiction
Genre/Form: Horror tales
Topical Term: Cults
Independent filmmakers
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A sumptuous, grimacing read, this slithery narrative takes you from London to France and wraps up in the Sonoran desert. You’ll never again visit Bisbee without looking over your shoulder.


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Jul 03, 2014
  • Sahallee rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This author continues to be more in command with each book published. He demonstrates accomplished charactor development and technical authenticity. In this work, he verbally paints virtual visions of reality in a world of surreal events.

After 100 pages of Last Days, you may have to take a break to get your breath back. It may not be the only time.

Warning: Nevill is expertly able to manipulate rates of adrenalin flow. Those with weak constitutions best think twice before transgressing these pages.

Mar 19, 2014
  • wallisthompson rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I am only halfway through the book but I am enjoying it so much I had to post a comment. This novel has excellent balance. The first few lines provide enough juicy macabre detail to totally hook the reader into the story, but as the novel progresses, terrifying scenes are interspersed with normal daylight scenes in a way that reflects real experience. The best thing about this book is that, so far at least, it is profoundly scary without being inescapable, it is twisted but I don't feel like I need a shower after reading. There's more going on than pure violence or horror: the paranormal back story of the cult and the film draws the reader safely through absolute terror. Sometimes, what has been read cannot be unread, and I have deeply regretted reading some disturbing things. Not so with Last Days. This novel is deliciously scary but it doesn't leave a scar.

Thought I would give this author another shot, after reading and really notliking The Ritual. Bad idea. As The Ritual was full off useless info bout hiking, this book is pufed up with boring blather about film making. Character developement is horrible. The book skips from cliche scene to cliche scene with impunity. Rubbish. Oh, and if I ever see the word "fermette" in print again, it will be too soon.

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