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Fifteen years ago the affluent gated-community of Slander Hall was the setting of the largest mass suicide in U.S history, dozens of men and women committing the ultimate sacrifice and embracing the covenant of their leader to shed their bodies for a life in outer space. Now a modern ghost town, it boasts only the decaying and derelict phantoms of a withered populace. ...more
Kindle Edition, 55 pages
Published January 2nd 2012 by Dark Continents Publishing
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Frank Errington
Mar 10, 2013 Frank Errington rated it really liked it
In Slander Hall, five people visit a modern day ghost town in the suburbs of Pheonix. Some in search of answers, some closure and some looking to make a buck documenting what they find.

Slander Hall was a gated community and home to Wendell Zacchaeus and his followers, members of the Soul Evolution cult.

For me, Soul Evolution is reminiscent of the real-life, San Diego based, Heaven's Gate cult whose members committed mass suicide 16 years ago, in March of 1997, in order to reach what they believ
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Nicole M.
Sep 07, 2016 Nicole M. rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
One of the best books I have ever read. You keep reading because you can't wait to see what happens next.
Daniel Russell
Jan 27, 2012 Daniel Russell rated it it was amazing
You can tell when a novel or short story is written with the author having no clue on the content. Using a few nuggets of fact from the news of stories they've read and filling in the gaping holes of knowledge with invented fiction is one way to deal with it, another is thorough research.

Here, Tait has done the research through his own interest and not filled in the gaps with his own machinations, but layered it on top to produce a deep work that dabbles in the genres of horror, sci fi and spiri
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Shannon Gambino
Jan 05, 2012 Shannon Gambino rated it it was amazing
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Dropping directly into the meat of the novella, Matthew Tait wastes no time bringing his readers completely up to speed within a few paragraphs. One of the reasons why he is a favorite author of mine is how quickly he can draw the reader seamlessly into a plot with merely a few words. Once again, Matthew Tait does not disappoint. 'Slander Hall' touches upon a taboo subject for most people - mass suicide to achieve a higher power. Cedar Jarrell, one of the sole survivors of Slander Hall's Soul ...more
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From 2005 until its closure in 2011, Matthew Tait was an assistant editor for the award-winning Australian news and literary criticism zine, HORRORSCOPE. He then worked as a reviewer for the highly regarded US publication founded by David B Silva HELLNOTES.

The first story in his collection GHOSTS IN A DESERT WORLD was awarded a commendation from the Australian Horror Writers Association. He is th
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