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Mountain Madness

3.62  ·  Rating Details ·  60 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Mountain Madness is a 2-in-1 compilation that includes one full-length novel, Dismember, and one long novella, Freeze.


The summer he turned seven, Dave Abbott survived a gruesome mountainside car accident that left the rest of his family mangled and dead.

Now, after living twenty-three years with the twisted backwoodsman who pulled him from the wreckage, Dave is car
Kindle Edition, 371 pages
Published November 25th 2011 by Blood Brothers Publishing
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E. Mitchell
Dec 04, 2011 E. Mitchell rated it it was amazing
This man better never stop writing. I feel like I could stop my review there and that should be enough to make you buy the book. Since I doubt it is, let me tell you why you not only should read the book but tell everyone you know to read it too.

I actually read "Dismember" first and WOW! Especially the ending, which couldn't have been any better.

"Dismember" was more solid than a lot of horror books I've read, where along the way you find plot holes or want things to move along. In this books ca
May 02, 2012 Arielle rated it really liked it
This was a great book! I was pleasantly surprised to find out that it was really 2 books in one. Both were excellent, although the first one ("Dismember") was more believable than the second one ("Freeze"). Even so, I enjoyed both.
Nov 05, 2012 Tracy rated it really liked it
I enjoyed this book it is actually 2 stories the first one has got to be every parents worst nightmare. I found the pacing in both stories to be good an left you wanting to read on till the end without stopping. They are gritty and fast paced. The first story could happen to any person out there in real life making it very scary and realistic and the second is more like a alien or supernatural horror story but still scary. I recommend this book to any horror story lover out there.
Apr 11, 2012 Kim rated it liked it
I had to skip over parts because of gruesomeness, but the plots were different enough to keep me reading.
Jun 07, 2016 Angel rated it liked it
An ok read

This book led me saying what and why. Neither ending pleased me @all. Story good but needed more substance. No closure on either story.
Tobyann Aparisi
Jul 09, 2013 Tobyann Aparisi rated it really liked it
This is a crazy, ride of a book. I felt it left me hanging a bit and I have hight hopes that there will be another book that comes out to wrap this all up. I really feel, the ending was just not the ending I wanted, even though the rest of the story was well written. The character build was well done, you find yourself really liking these characters and wanting them to beat all odds. You want to see the little boy take on this stranger and somehow get the upper hand. I really want to see a ...more
Jan 27, 2014 Mackenzie rated it it was ok
Shelves: going-crazy
Don't waste your time. This book was all around bad. It included a novel and a novella. The novel had a ides behind it but it was executed poorly. It almost seemed like he was trying to be a Stephen King or Dean Koontz and that took away from the actual writing. It was very underdeveloped. And the novella followed in the novel's footsteps. They both felt rushed, maybe if he had written more they would have turned out better.
Tina Luzis
Sep 22, 2013 Tina Luzis rated it it was amazing
Just finished the short story, Freeze, and it was fantastic! Classic, old school horror tale. It's very different than the novel, but that's good. Dismember was frightening because mad men exist everywhere and no one is exempt from the chance of being one of their victims. Freeze was frightening because we've all dreamed up imaginary monsters. We have great relief knowing that tall tales can't hurt us, but what if those monsters weren't imaginary and decided to come in and pay us a visit?
Lisa Puckett
Apr 30, 2016 Lisa Puckett rated it really liked it
I loved the story line for both stories, I especially loved Dismember. It had a great plot and the story never slowed. Of course I have to complain about the ending for both stories! I hate being left hanging!!!
May 16, 2016 Meagan rated it it was ok
Did not like this. I can handle horror, but child abuse is not a topic I can take. I had to stop reading.
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Daniel Pyle is the author of Dismember, Freeze, Down the Drain, and many short stories. He lives in Springfield, Missouri, with his wife and two daughters. Visit him online at, Twitter, or Facebook.
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