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3.7 of 5 stars 3.70  ·  rating details  ·  60 ratings  ·  6 reviews
No writer combines the "delight in dread" with social consciousness and metaphysical meaning the way John Shirley does. Although In Darkness Waiting begins in much the same vein as many horror novels (mysterious deaths; a small town invaded by evil; plucky, attractive young lovers; the logical level-headed doctor; some salt-of-the-earth townsfolk...) by its end you will ha ...more
Hardcover, 260 pages
Published February 1st 2005 by Infrapress (first published April 5th 1988)
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George
Το μοναδικό μυθιστόρημα του Τζον Σίρλεϊ που μεταφράστηκε στα ελληνικά, από τα κάμποσα ενδιαφέροντα που έχει γράψει, όπως π.χ. την τριλογία A Song Called Youth, το cyberpunk City Come a-Walkin', το BioShock: Rapture που βασίζεται στο γνωστό παιχνίδι, το Wetbones, το Crawless κλπ κλπ. Όλα από τις περιλήψεις τους φαίνονται άκρως ιντριγκαδόρικα, κρίμα που δεν μεταφράστηκαν στα ελληνικά κάποια από αυτά, αλλά πάλι καλά να λέμε που μεταφράστηκε και αυτό το ένα.

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Ian
John Shirley followed-up the urban horror of 1982's "Cellars" with the rural horror of "In Darkness Waiting" in 1988. This one comes together better as a novel than "Cellars," which I still have much love for. You can tell he grew as a writer between books. The setting is a small redneck town in Oregon where things are about to go very, very wrong, courtesy of a mad doctor, for lack of a better term. He has discovered something that feeds on negative emotions and dark impulses, manifesting itsel ...more
David Agranoff
It has been several years since I read this, so it would be hard for me to write a serious review. This a great example of a underrated classic from the 80's horror boom. Sure it has monsters, but IDW has a serious underlining theme of what creates the inhumanity behind the worst of crimes. Undated in 2005 Shirley cleaned the book up a bit and made it stronger. Great stuff.
Forrest Jackson
I'm re-reading this thoroughly scary horror novel for the Eerie Books club discussion that will take place on June 3rd, 2010. It's unfathomable that John Shirley isn't a NYT best-selling author yet. This guy can WRITE!
Anthony
Bizarro fiction. Creepy and very violent. If you are looking for something different, you can't go wrong here. Ahead of it's time.
Brian Sammons
The first John Shirley book I ever read and it made me an instant fan.
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John Shirley is the author of more than a dozen books, including Demons; Crawlers; City Come A-Walkin’; Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories; and the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth: Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona. He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association’s Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award for his collection Black But ...more
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