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All Your Gods Are Dead by Gary McMahon
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Apr 18, 2011

really liked it

All Your Gods are Dead by Gary McMahon is a short horrific novella about two brothers Doug and Andy. Andy dies and Doug decides to investigate his brother’s mysterious death.

Doug’s investigation leads to The Church of All Suffering and learns about how they wish to bring enlightenment and the end of the world through pain and suffering.

Many scenes are wrought with emotion and largely character driven. But a few scenes make horror movies such as Saw or Hostel seem tame in comparison.

One of McMahon’s strengths is the dark images he evokes. Usually, descriptions of creatures or monsters are cheesy or just a plain bore, but there are some genuinely horrific things that occur that you have to read for yourself.

McMahon’s prose has a poetic touch, but is terse and descriptive as well. In other words, there are no words wasted here. Each one is meant to be sharp and cuts deep into your psyche.

All Your Gods are Dead is paranoid, atmospheric, and a good example of modern cosmic horror. Pick this book up before you find your God dead.
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