Thursday, 29 January 2015

KIRKUS ON NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE - US EDITION

I won't post the whole review as it is littered with spoilers, but it's good and ends on this note:

"A macabre, otherworldly tale of a young woman swallowed whole and alive by the horror that refused to be sated."


SF SIGNAL - BOOKS "TO READ WITH THE LIGHTS ON" INCLUDE N.O.G.O.A

Looks like a toothsome "coming soon" list and I am delighted to have a book on there:

"Adam Nevill’s No One Gets Out Alive will chill you straight through to the core — a cold, merciless, fear-inducing nightmare to the last page. A word of caution, don’t read this one in the dark."

http://www.sfsignal.com/archives/2015/01/13-horror-titles-youll-want-to-read-with-the-lights-on-in-2015/

NEW REVIEW FOR BANQUET FOR THE DAMNED

"The story takes in occult ceremonies, witch-craft, the lingering of evil and violent deeds in geographical locations, cultural and anthropological superstitions, night-terrors and sleep paralysis, all set against the wonderfully, almost Gothic, backdrop of St. Andrews. Superficially, it could be a story straight from the original Hammer studios, yet the prose is beautiful and full of depth, and treats its subject matter with a depth and seriousness that never becomes po-faced. Of course, the pace can be leisurely and there are long passages where little seems to occur between the scenes of dread and outright horror, but these are so well written and informative (whether it's giving background, historical information on the area, or simply developing the characters), that it is a joy to read."

http://paul-feeney.blogspot.co.uk/2015/01/banquet-for-damned-by-adam-nevill-review.html




NEW INTERVIEW OVER AT PAUL ALABASTER'S SITE

Folk horror, using autobiographical material, my bad habits, horror's popularity, the bigger picture of publishing, what's coming next for me ... all this and a few more wisps that escaped my overcrowded skull, over at Paul Alabaster's website, where we finally got our heads together.

http://paulalabaster2.wix.com/paulalabaster#!AdamNevill/c1lrc

Tuesday, 13 January 2015

MY BOOKS IN YEAR'S BEST HORROR ROUNDUPS ONLINE

NO ONE GETS OUT ALIVE:

"For a long time I thought horror had lost it's power to scare and intimidate me, well Adam Nevill's dark and brutal ghost story crept up behind me and restored my faith in horror fiction.  Brutal, shocking, scary and unnerving, No One Gets Out Alive is the best haunted house story I have read in long time"

http://gingernutsofhorror.com/4/post/2014/12/best-horror-of-2014.html

"Top of the pile was “No One Gets Out Alive” by Adam Neville. A bleak haunted house story, it concerns a woman trapped in her grubby lodgings by a vicious landlord and other forces beyond his control. Deeply psychological and harrowing, it’s an unforgettable study of cruelty that has plenty of surprises up its sleeve and drags you right to hell and back with it."

http://matthewfryer.com/2015/01/01/favourite-horror-reads-of-2014/

 
"The “Ahh, I Get It Now” Award – I know this is going to sound strange but sometimes I avoid an author’s work because I’m concerned that all the positive buzz can’t possibly live up to expectations. Eventually though, I can bear the suspense no longer, and I find myself taking a chance. In 2014 this happened twice. Firstly with No One Gets Out Alive by Adam Nevill, and then with The Wolves of London by Mark Morris. Nevill’s work is extremely dark and very often brutal. It’s utterly mesmerising, you want to look away but you can’t. Meanwhile, Mark Morris manages to deftly capture the darkness inherent in urban fantasy. Both books are immensely good and highly recommended.
 
 
HOUSE OF SMALL SHADOWS:
 
"House of Small Shadows – Adam Nevill: The best new horror novel I read all year."
 
 
"Hailed as “Britain’s answer to Stephen King”, I must admit this time the description wasn’t just a catchy trick. Nevill’s book brought me not only hours of delightful reading but some interesting twists and good horror scenes as well. Plus, reading about stuffed kittens all dressed up and taking tea is really creepy, believe me."
 
 
 
 
 THE RITUAL:
 
"This book draws you in from page 1. it gave me an atmosphere of genuine fear. I've always loved a good horror story, and mostly the ones that play unashamedly on your psyche and senses, but this is just something that goes beyond that. Every part of your mind is opened to the deep seated fears and horrors within you, by taking you further and further into the darkness and by making you realise that it's only the beginning. so yes This is one of my favourites this year. Adam Nevill I salute you!"
 
 
 

NEW INTERVIEW WITH PAUL ALABASTER

Folk horror, using autobiographical material, my bad habits, horror's popularity, the bigger picture of publishing, what's coming next for me ... all this and a few more wisps that escaped my overcrowded skull, over at Paul Alabaster's website, where we finally got our heads together.

http://paulalabaster2.wix.com/paulalabaster#!AdamNevill/c1lrc

Tuesday, 30 December 2014

MY FAVOURITE READS OF 2014

In no particular order, my favourite books of 2014 are here. I have given some of the books short reviews on Goodreads, the others are pending ... What I will say is that this year I did read what ranks among my favourite novels of all time to date: SUTTREE by Cormac McCarthy. Not wanting to sound morbid, but I saved the book for a few years in case there are no more from the master. Though I believe there is another one coming.

For me, these books were all excellent and I hope they continue to find the readers they deserve.