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They Move Below by Karl Drinkwater
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Karl Drinkwater scares me. And I mean that in the best way possible.

I was first introduced to his work, courtesy of his book 'Turner', and even found myself re-reading that not too long ago. That's saying a lot as I usually don't re-read horror books. 'Turner' didn't lose it's zing upon a re-read and neither does this, his latest work.

Yes, it's true. I ended up re-read a couple of the stories included in this compilation because they are just that well written. I found myself being creeped out the most by, ironically enough, 'Creeping Jesus'. In fact, I still find myself thinking about it almost a week after having read that particular short story. Only a few pages but, for me, it hit something in that un-evolved reptilian level of my brain and hit it hard.

Some of the stories are gory while others are much more cerebral (or, reptilian in my case). Almost all deserve a 2nd reading because they're so nuanced that you miss out on certain points that are picked up on the repeat reading.

Kudos to Karl! He has another winner in this title and no matter how times you read (or re-read!) this book, keep the lights on.


*I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the author. Many, many thanks!*
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Reading Progress

June 8, 2016 – Shelved
June 21, 2016 – Started Reading
June 21, 2016 –
page 15
5.02%
June 21, 2016 –
page 15
5.02% "On short story titled They Move Below."
June 23, 2016 –
page 30
10.03%
June 24, 2016 –
page 40
13.38%
June 26, 2016 –
page 50
16.72%
June 27, 2016 –
page 85
28.43%
June 28, 2016 –
page 90
30.1%
June 28, 2016 –
page 105
35.12%
June 30, 2016 – Finished Reading

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