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Psychomech (Psychomech #1)

3.77  ·  Rating details ·  770 Ratings  ·  22 Reviews
Richard Garrison, a Corporal in the British Military Police, loses his sight while trying to save the wife and child of millionaire industrialist Thomas Schroeder from a terrorist bomb. While Garrison is recovering from his injuries, Schroeder makes him an offer the young man cannot refuse—refuge at Schroeder’s luxurious mountain retreat and rehabilitation from the best do ...more
Paperback, 336 pages
Published August 18th 2001 by Tor Books (first published January 26th 1984)
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Feb 05, 2012 rated it liked it
Shelves: sci-fi, fantasy, horror
The Psychomech series consists of 3 books:

I found these to be a bit scattered when reading them but entertaining all the same.

Plot ***Spoilers***
Richard Garrison is a corporal in the Royal Military Police who is disturbed by repeated nightmares involving a silver car, black dog, two men, a beautiful unseen girl, a Machine and a man-God and ending in an explosion. Thomas Schroeder, a German industrialist, along with his trusted companion and employee Willy Koenig, a
Ryan Morris
Nov 25, 2017 rated it really liked it
picked up book two and thre in this series today not too happy as bloke in store told me they wasn't part of a series like necroscope suppose should of payd more notice do I really need to read the this first book or could I skip it and still enjoy the series please let me know thanks
Courtney Chambers
Aug 29, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Loved this book. The nightmares were interesting, the ending mind blowing. Not the best written, but definitely entertaining.
Jan 20, 2018 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Not like his other work

This one is just too contrived, loved his other books but not this one. Didn’t care about any of the chara.
Allan Smulling
Apr 06, 2012 rated it liked it
First... I love reading Brian Lumley. I'm disappointed that he hasn't gathered the kind of audience that he deserves in the United States. In many ways he's picked up from where H.P. Lovecraft left off, and complements the horror of Clive Barker. I've read a few books from Lumley's Necroscope series and find them very compelling, well written and very entertaining.

Psychomech so far, hasn't disappointed me. I'm enjoying the characters and the story. The only quibble that I have is some of Mr. Lum
Apr 14, 2012 rated it it was ok
Brian Lumley is one of the main authors who helped me to start reading when I was younger. I honestly just do not know what to say about this book. The only reason why I am giving it two stars is for two things. The writing and character development were good; however, the plot was average and honestly the synopsis of the book is completely different than what it is really about. It was so ridiculous at times, especially the vivid and out of place sex scenes, that I found it to be mortally agoni ...more
Bryan D
Psychomech is an ambitious novel with a great premise and interesting visuals, my edition was published in 1984 (different to the picture) and it was far ahead of it's time. Why three stars? Simply it dragged something awful, the first 130 or so pages were character driven, I usually enjoy this but felt it could have been condensed, the middle section was rather interesting but then it dragged again until the grand finale that was excellent.

Anyone curious about Brian Lumley's work should either
Natt Cham
อานคำโปรยปกหลังนึกวาเปนเรืองแนว Ghost in the machine. แตอานเรืองแลวกลับเปนแนวมนุษยพลังจิต Supernatural + Super-machine เครืองจักรขยายพลังพิเศษ คงตองเปลียนคำอธิบายเรืองหนอยละ

อานแลววางแทบไมลง ตองอานรวดเดียวจบไปเลย
Michael Daniel
Different and out there, but not very well done. Lumley is an ex SAS officer, and his violent scenes are very nicely done. It is quite easy to ruin a scene with a poorly written confrontation or fight. Entertaining, but his later books (Necroscope) are far better.
Apr 17, 2014 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition

This book took quite a while for me to finish, not because it was bad but because it was so intense that I needed brakes from it sometimes. I would recommend this book to anyone who enjoys this genre of writing. Brian Lumley is definitely one of the best!
Jun 21, 2009 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: science-fiction
way better than most of the random books I grab from the Science-Fiction section.

I enjoyed it quite a lot.
Mar 05, 2011 rated it liked it
Not as good as I was expecting. Some interesting ideas, but seemed like only half a story.
Nov 07, 2016 rated it liked it
Fast paced and tense to begin with I did find this became more and more laboured as I read on but the premise is original and was still interesting enough to look forward to book two in the trilogy.
Steve Homer
Dec 27, 2010 rated it did not like it
Shelves: fiction
Bloody awful.
Jeffery Chatham
Jan 28, 2014 rated it really liked it
Well written and while confusing sometimes, I loved it. The trilogy as a whole was great and made me want to read even more of Lumley's books.
May 25, 2015 rated it liked it
Shelves: scifi
Very different, but all Lumley's books seem to be. I didn't like Richard Garrison anywhere near as much as I loved Harry Keogh.
Aug 23, 2011 rated it it was ok
Obviously one of his earlier works.
Not much to say about the book beyond that
Aug 25, 2007 rated it it was ok
Some psychic horror/sci-fi stuff.
Laurie Walstrom
started slow but finished very well.
Michael Hempstead
Jul 01, 2012 rated it really liked it
While not quite as page-turning as Lumley's Necroscope novels, like all his books, the final 100 pages keep you glued with your phone turned off.
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Gregory Pettit
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Sep 20, 2012
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Nov 04, 2012
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Brian Lumley was born near Newcastle. In 22 years as a Military Policeman he served in many of the Cold War hotspots, including Berlin, as well as Cyprus in partition days. He reached the rank of Sergeant-Major before retiring to Devon to write full-time, and his work was first published in 1970. The vampire series, 'Necroscope', has been translated into ten languages and sold over a million copie ...more
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