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Dare to follow K. Patrick Malone into the deep dark heart of The Digger's Rest, his second full length horror novel chronicling the journey of a motley team of art archaeologists sent to excavate a newly discovered castle ruin in the South West of England in search of proof of the mistress of King Arthur. What they uncover, however, is a legend much older, more mind rendin...more
Paperback, 388 pages
Published July 1st 2009 by A-Argus Better Book Publishers, LLC
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Ema
Received through GoodReads Giveaway.
I'm sorry. I couldn't finish this. I got about a hundred pages in, and couldn't continue. The writing style was just too amateurish, and though the story seemed like it had potential, the form was just unbearable. My main issues were the many lengthy, overly-sentimental flashbacks and awkwardly over-detailed descriptions. The perspective also seemed to jump around alarmingly, and the dialogue was kind of cheesy, like that of a local-channel afternoon soap-oper...more
Jerry Husak
I got this book as a First Reads book and was looking forward to it. I wasn't sure what to think of this book after I finished it, and I'm still not sure. Like in his "An Unfinished House", Malone uses a large portion of the book to build characters before getting to the supernatural component of the story. I like this style, and the characters in Digger's Rest, while at first unbelievable, become believable and likeable. However, the WHY behind the supernatural component of this story, coming s...more
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K. Patrick Malone is the author of four multi-award winning small press horror novels; supernatural tales with a distinctive male perspective voice driven by finely detailed characters that tug at your heart or grab you by the throat. Critics describe his work as, "Riveting." Foreword Magazine said Inside A Haunted Mind was, " Riveting from the start. . . Malone's powerful descriptions keep the re...more
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