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Last Days

Nevill, Adam L. G. (Book - 2013 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Last Days


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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: 9781250018182
1250018188
Branch Call Number: FICTION NEVILL 2013
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  • 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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