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From Within

3.36  ·  Rating details ·  160 Ratings  ·  17 Reviews
Something hideous is stalking the streets of Wakely.

"They stopped, looking around, trying to pinpoint the source of their discomfort. The tension in the air suddenly snapped, released, and with a series of staccato bangs, every door down the length of the street swung open.

From out of the houses and shops they came, shuffling, staggering, and swaying. Fly-by-wire humans, j
Kindle Edition, 297 pages
Published April 7th 2011 by Smashwords, Inc
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John Dow
Apr 11, 2011 added it  ·  (Review from the author)
Shelves: horror
I'm not going to rate this because, well, I wrote it :)

I'm just getting it added to goodreads.
Sharron Lennon
Apr 11, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Absolutely fab, couldn't put it down
Three people are brought together during a freak fog and land in a small town in Scotland. The town seems nearly deserted and disaster is in the air, eery and ominous. There is death everywhere, gruesome and gory. Monsters and demons run amok, feasting on the remains of the villagers. It seems that two Celtic deities are battling it out, and there is a small boy who holds the key to victory.

Okay, dark nights, fog, demons, dead bodies, no way out...maybe these ideas together aren't original, but
Aug 29, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: zombie-fication
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Jan 09, 2013 rated it it was ok
The book was fine at best; long and drawn out, and poorly edited. At one point the author changed from rating distance in meters, to feet. I was able to finish the book in a day, but thought, many times, about not finishing because it didn't feel worth my time. I knew it would bug me if I never finished though, so I trudged through. The ending was a vast disappointment. The author painstakingly explains every little detail about every stupid thing and then cruises through the last 100 pages leav ...more
Autumn Is Azathoth

I quite liked this book, and indeed it was very scary, in that implacable way I so prefer. In the wrong hands, the plot and theme could very easily have gone off the tracks, but gratifyingly it proceeded apace and seamlessly. Author John Dow juggles a number of characters, keeping them involved while the village, its populace, and the immediate surrounds experience literal hell on Earth. Readers who like their horror well-written, with empathetic characters, and a
P. Christopher Colter
Nov 06, 2011 rated it really liked it
You should definitely check out this book. It is far from your typical brainless zombie novel. Set in an eerie, ancient village in Scotland, it is the story of a woman, two men, a child, some hellhounds, a couple of long-forgotten deities, and a whole raft of zombies. The setting was just as much a character as those I previously mentioned. I picked this book up on a whim, and was so pleasantly surprised by how great it was once I started it. "From Within" is definitely one that you should try o ...more
Diane Greenwood
Feb 04, 2013 rated it it was ok
Not a bad read, bit of zombie action but mostly about supernatural entities controlling zombies in a small english village. Didn't really care enough about the characters to get into it really, but read to the end so thats a good sign!
Sep 13, 2011 added it
Story was kinda good, kept me interested, but the ending was short and unsatisfying....
Alexandra Dubeau
Oct 02, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Very descriptive and good read. Really enjoyed it!
Jaki Young
May 15, 2012 rated it really liked it
so far loving this one, very like Stephen King novels :)
Debi Young
Sep 22, 2011 rated it liked it
Thought it was interesting and told it in very good details, I really liked it and going to read another one by this author.
Jun 19, 2012 rated it really liked it
Had me on the edge waiting to find out what will happen next. I did find the ending a bit jumpy though.
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Apr 27, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Thoroughly engaging for the visual reader.
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John M. Dow was born in a small mining community in central Scotland and, other than a short stay in Australia, has lived there ever since.

His life to date has been split evenly between writing and technology. His technology career pays the bills and the writing keeps him sane.

To date, he has published reviews and articles for computing and video game magazines, as well as short stories.

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