Dying Embers? No, a scorcher of a book!
Necessary procedure captured me immediately and had me reading at a frenetic pace desiring to know the mystery of Banner’s strange imprisonment. It rather reminded me of an excellent Hammer House of Horror or Twilight Zone script; the description of the odd internment was effectively lurid and conjured all manner of disquieted reactions in this reader. I thought the denouement simply marvellous. The same can be said about In Transit, a thoroughly engaging tale that prognosticates something dark about a journey’s end. Both are marvellous tales that draw one into a world where the habitual fabric of time and space are gradually worn down and a new veil lifted.Immediately I became convinced that there was something nasty at the back of Unit 6 I was hooked. Again I loved the presiding movement towards the throbbing dark heart of the tale.The Source of the Lea is a sweet, haunting story about a life spent in limbo. Again, it echoes the corrosive lives and loves that pervade our world and attack us; the guilt that pushes us towards the shadows.
The dark Lovecraftian horror that deliciously weaves its spell and gibes and gnaws at the protagonist in La Tarasque is simply brilliant. Definitely one of my favourites here!
In conclusion, these are powerful, energetically written tales that are some of the finest I’ve read in the genre of dark fiction. The language is wonderfully imaginative and instantly thrusts the reader into caliginous realms of slowly revealed decay. A must-read!