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69: A Short Novel of Cosmic Horror

3.87  ·  Rating details ·  55 ratings  ·  19 reviews
Everything is sixty-nine.

It happened suddenly. Overnight. Inside Spring Lakes Assisted Living, seven residents - sixty-nine years of age - died mysterious deaths. Only... they arent really dead. Their bodies remain still, their staring eyes void of life; yet their hearts continue to beat, their lungs fight for oxygen, and somewhere within their petrified bodies their
Kindle Edition, 204 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Evil Epoch Press (first published July 6th 2019)
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Janie C.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Unusual things are happening to the sixty-nine year olds in an assisted living home. Alive yet showing no signs of awareness or movement, the condition of these residents warrant a visit from three members of the CDC. Thus begins the search for the cause of the mysterious condition afflicting the affected guests. Scientific explanations turn into mysteries, and logical research is turned upside down when menacing visions and disappearing images take precedence. The three members of the CDC are ...more
Sadie Hartmann Mother Horror
Oct 22, 2019 rated it it was amazing
"Everything is 69"

Except this doesn't mean what you think it means. Tim Meyer, asked if I'd review his latest book and dropped the cover on me--I'll admit, my face was like, "What the __?"
But then I read the synopsis and saw this was cosmic there any sub-genre of horror Meyer can't flex in? My answer is a firm, No.
Indeed, 69 is cosmic horror and I enjoyed every, single page of this story. I especially loved the protagonist, Amanda Guerrero, who has this Dana Scully thing going on.
Glenn Rolfe
69 shows Meyer proudly wearing his influences on his sleeve and delivering another strange and creepy tale of cosmic horror.

Little pieces of this book reminded me of everything from an episode of the X-Files to Silence of the Lambs to It to a recent Ronald Malfi novel, all without coming off as a cheap imitation.

My favorite characters in here were Phelps and Barnes. They both felt very real to me and the past incidents that haunt them within the pages of the book (especially Phelps with her
Sep 16, 2019 rated it liked it
"Petrified faces. Open mouths. Unheard screams. Stiff limbs."

Tim Meyer is one of my favorite horror authors, and he always had creative plots. 69 grabbed my attention at the beginning, and I was very interested in seeing where it was going to go.

I'm not the biggest fan of virus / post-apocalyptic stories. This book isn't post-apocalyptic, but it has the same vibes with the characters trying to figure it what's going on. It felt like nothing happened for extended periods of 69 while they were
Mar 02, 2020 rated it it was ok
I dont know, something about dementia and a sentient field and 69 and zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz........ ...more
Kim Napolitano
Sep 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This ARC was a gift by the author and this review is my own.

Something is happening to the 69 year old patients at a nursing home and the CDC is called into an investigation that will turn into something they never expected! No spoilers or big review as the book hasnt been released yet. Just know Mr. Meyer never disappoints as his return to horror creature feature is classic! You will want this on your TBR!
The Grim Reader
Jan 15, 2020 rated it really liked it
I got my first real six-string. Bought it at the five-and-dime. Played it 'til my fingers bled. Was the summer of '69. It was another day, another gig for the Grim Reader. And as the final A chord rang out, I looked forward to getting home and curling up in front of the air conditioning with the latest from Tim Meyer. I shouldn't need to tell you that 69 is a short novel of cosmic horror, It says so on the tin...hang on! I did just tell you! Oh, well. 69 is fun, fun, fun, with quirky characters, ...more
Matt (TeamRedmon)
Sep 14, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: read-2019, horror
I've shared on my Instagram account that for years, I've struggled with depression. Until about a year and a half ago, I had been in a reading slump, rut, dark bottomless pit that had lasted for years. I didn't get enjoyment from reading like I once did. This was frustrating because I've been a voracious reader for most of my life. I knew that I enjoyed reading, KNEW it, but I couldn't make myself love it anymore. I'd go through spurts where'd I'd try and fail to feel what I once did. Finally, ...more
Aiden Merchant
Nov 02, 2019 rated it it was amazing
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Spring Lakes Assisted Living is home to something bizarre and unnatural. A group of 69-year-olds have just become something like catatonic, but worse. According to their vitals, they seem to be alive. However, by appearance and touch, you would think them dead. In response, three investigators from the CDC arrive to uncover the source of distress, only to discover something disturbingly beyond explanation.

This short novel will certainly make my Top
Wayne Fenlon
Oct 30, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Loved it

I was gripped from the start.
Brilliant writing and storytelling.
And no... It's not about what you think it is.

Five stars. No question.
Oct 01, 2019 rated it really liked it
69 by Tim Meyer is a fun mashup of a thriller involving CDC agents and a full on horror story with a very scary monster. This is a short novel but the author packs a lot of action and tension in there. The main characters back stories were very upsetting and interesting and were melded into the story quite well. The story moved along at a good pace and kept me interested throughout. I really loved the ending which possibly opens up room for a sequel though I felt this was a complete story. As is ...more
Aiden Merchant
Sep 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Goddamn! Review coming soon to
Jesse Bollinger
Feb 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
This was a great mix of cosmic horror and gore. I really enjoyed it. This is another book that I would love to see in movie form. I think there is some really great imagery that would transfer to the screen very well.
Kay Oliver
Oct 21, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Rocked my socks!

I devoured this book. It was gripping, suspenseful, chilling, spooky, fresh and original. Meyer is such a talent--a wonderful storyteller and a damn good writer. Some of the descriptions in this book were really unsettling and will definitely stick with me. And the curious case of sixty-nine was so riveting, I was glued. Loved this book and definitely recommend it.
Rob Errera
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Tim Meyers 69 is a well-paced, chillingly atmospheric horror novella set in a New Jersey assisted living facility. Amanda is sent to investigate why all of the 69-year-old residents of Sping Lakes have slipped into living dead comas, complete with rigor mortis. They're alive, barely, but possessed by something. The evil baddie of 69 eats memories, and uses your worst ones against you. While cosmic horror is at the root (pun intended ) of the residents problems, the underlying terror of 69 is the ...more
Brian Steele
Nov 08, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: horror
69 is a riveting and unique tale of cosmic horror, full of well-delivered dread. A fascinating premise leads us to quite a series of unsettling moments, some more mundane horrors and others that shatter comprehension. With the characters fully fleshed out and a plot this intriguing, you can burn through this entertaining short novel in a few hours. Meyer excels at making you fear for his characters, and in 69 theres a good chance no one is getting out of this with their sanity intact. ...more
Cody Meissner
Feb 08, 2020 rated it really liked it
Surprisingly good

I tell you what. This thing was one scary book. Once it hit the pedal it didn't let up. The ending kind of threw Me and was probably the main reason I didn't give it a five which I rarely give any book.
Janina s. Asselin
Mar 10, 2020 rated it really liked it
Good read

Initially I thought that the story was a little too long, but have changed my mind. Good creepy story with a kick at the end. Recommend.
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Tim Meyer dwells in a dark cave near the Jersey Shore. He's an author, husband, father, podcast host, blogger, coffee connoisseur, beer enthusiast, and explorer of worlds. He writes horror, mysteries, science fiction, and thrillers, although he prefers to blur genres and let the story fall where it may.

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