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The Grimhaven Disaster

4.3  ·  Rating details ·  20 Ratings  ·  15 Reviews
Themis and his buddies celebrate the end of high school by taking a trip to, of all places, Grimhaven’s abandoned nuclear plant, where Themis’ insane grandfather, who religiously devoted himself to nuclear energy, worked up until the hideous accident that put the plant out of commission. When Themis and his girlfriend explore the plant at night, they discover that the plan ...more
Kindle Edition, 58 pages
Published August 9th 2017 by Unnerving
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Janie C.
Jul 26, 2017 rated it really liked it
"Family dysfunction ... is a runaway chain reaction." As a little boy, Themis Fotopoulos would sit with his grandfather and watch documentaries about nuclear disasters.
Chernobyl was his grandfather's favorite. Socrates, or Grandpa, had a theory that the Fotopoulos bloodline might have the ability to mentally harness radioactivity. Regardless of his beliefs, Socrates and his negligent co-workers are responsible for the accidental destruction of Grimhaven Nuclear Plant. Years later, Themis is a f
Leo Robertson
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
GUYZZZZ it's available for preorder!! Do so thanks cheers!!

Another top-notch notch in Robertson's ouvre-belt. Whaddya want me to say?? :D

The reading I did for it was certainly illuminating. Is there anything more fucked up than what nuclear radiation can do to people? I wanted to learn about it and then damage a whole bunch of people with it.

Also as a process engineer I've kinda always wanted to live in an abandoned chemical plant of some kind. You could cut a distillation column open, take out
Harry Whitewolf
Aug 31, 2017 rated it really liked it
What a great setting a disused nuclear plant is for a horror story, and Robertson definitely makes the most of it, where the tale goes beyond the boundaries of the supernatural horror genre and takes a mightily weird trip into the sublime and surreal.

Atmospheric, engaging and full of the unexpected, Robertson really knows how to conjure up an original and enticing story. Bravo.

Rebecca Gransden
Aug 10, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Although I don’t believe it is explicitly stated that we are in the millennial era, the adolescents featured in this novella certainly act out the amphetamined entitlement end of that particular spectrum. A group of teenagers decide to have a final togetherness blowout in the toxic wasteland of an abandoned nuclear facility. The group settle in for the usual rounds of getting wasted, getting screwed, and peer reactive power games. Slowly, the deserted corridors and forgotten spaces within start ...more
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The Grimhaven Disaster is a slightly odd but hugely entertaining novella from Leo X. Robertson and published by Unnerving Magazine. As much as it is definitely a horror novella, it also has a little bit of the absurd attached to it which I think will make it appeal to readers who enjoy Bizarro fiction too.

This pacey story features some colourful characters that are each given sufficient enough story time for you to create an opinion of them. What could possibly go wrong with a group of horny kid
Jul 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: read-in-2017
What a brilliant story teller Leo is, I loved this book, a gripping horror story, it reminded me of watching creepy slasher movies, like the hills have eyes, when I was a young lad.

This story is not as weird as Bonespin Slipspace but just as entertaining and full of crazy twisted scenes. The Grimhaven Disaster is all about families and how fucked up they all are.....and also horny teenagers being chased by deranged radioactive monsters....but mainly the family issue. The last line in the book wa
Sep 04, 2017 rated it really liked it
Immortality through radiation...generations weaned out through a nuclear form of evolution. Like Robertson’s other book Bonespin Slipspace, the setting for this tale is uniquely menacing and dark. Socrates is a diabolical wretch, the perfect villain. Family ties put Themis in an unusual situation to say the very least. Odd and terrifying beings run amok. The overall result is an entertaining and original read.
S.E. Casey
Aug 06, 2017 rated it really liked it
And then there were goats...

The Grimhaven Disaster is an epic romp contained in Novella size (think all that fissionable energy inside a single atom). Author Leo X. Robertson sets the book with a sextet of directionless teenagers loosened inside a decommissioned nuclear plant, a perfect environment for this phantasmagoric tale. After all, doesn't radiation's unpredictable, mutative and explosive property mirror the turbulence of the adolescence struggle for acceptance, identity, and impending in
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: owned
You'll learn a number of cautionary lessons from this book. I'll only list a few, so as not to spoil things.
1) Not all grandpas are the same.
2) Abandoned nuclear facilities make subpar camp sites.
3) Your high school friends will let you down.
4) Feeling tingly? Best to get that checked out.
5) Sometimes e-books come with an awesome surprise bonus story hidden at the end!

Humorously disturbing. Surely a mirror reflecting future 21st century adolescent rites of passage to come. Should have come with
S.J. Budd
Jul 14, 2017 rated it it was amazing
This story was crazee!!! I've never read anything like it before.

Leo X.Roberston is an author I discovered after reading his amazing short story Kelpies, as featured in the Monsters Exist Anthology from Deadman's Tome. So I leapt at the chance to have a sneak read of this before it officially comes out in August 2017 from Unnerving

Never before have I read a horror story set in an abandoned nuclear energy plant which immediately stresses me out. Why would anyone ever think it a good idea to go p
Mike Thorn
Jul 12, 2017 rated it really liked it
Shelves: horror
Leo X. Robertson's new novella taps into the horror genre's celebratory approach to transgression and sensory excess (drugs, public sex, and all things customarily discouraged by polite society). At the same time, The Grimhaven Disaster understands the genre's familiar alignment between "rule-breaking" and dread. Following its willfully (and blissfully) ignorant young characters through a nuclear plant party gone terribly awry, this narrative goes from creepy to scary to all-out bonkers at a wel ...more
Acanthea  Grimscythe | The Ghastly Grimoire
The Grimhaven Disaster is a psychedelic romp through a surreal atmosphere. Lately I have read a lot of fantasy and science fiction, which leaves my thirst for gore wanting. Fortunately, this upcoming novella from Leo X. Robertson sates that need. It also feeds into my fascination with nuclear energy and radioactivity.

The length of a novella either makes or breaks a story. In some cases, it is nothing more than a tease. Such is The Grimhaven Disaster. Like most novellas that I enjoy, I feel this
Melissa ownsbey
Dec 03, 2017 rated it it was amazing
i found the book to short would like to have more into
but i did so enjoy it
the cover was colorful
the characters had so colorful ways about them
it held an odd weridness to the story but it made it awesome
i hope i get the chance to read more from the author
M.R. Tapia
Sep 22, 2017 rated it it was amazing
Sex, lies, and radioactivity! A nuclear coming of age story with a dysfunctional family history. Great read from start to finish! Highly recommend!
Alex Hill
This book lacks structure and continuity, for me it started well then went downhill from there.
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