The Hole

I am impressed by the productivity of William Meikle and his ability to still keep a high standard in his publications. I finished reading Island Life last week, and I really enjoyed that book. It combines the atmosphere of Scotland with the classic monster story (watch any monster movie from the 1950’s and you get a glimpse into the atmosphere of Island Life) and Cthulhu Mythos. I was genuinely  surprised by the direct reference to Cthulhu in the story, but it made sense to do so, and it fit perfectly into the plot.

Today Darkfuse published his latest novel, The Hole, which I have ordered.

Official description:

It starts with a hum that brings headaches and nosebleeds to the inhabitants of a sleepy country town. The next morning a sinkhole is noticed on a local landowner’s property. In that first day the town doctor tends to an increasing stream of patients, and the Sheriff tries to handle an ever growing subsidence problem. Two workmen, Fred and Charlie, are almost the first fatalities, working on the edge of the sinkhole when a fresh collapse begins, one that signals the start of holes forming all over town.

Soon the town is a disaster zone of collapsed houses, roads and lost people. And reports start to come in of things in the holes. Strange reports that vary wildly dependent on the persons seeing the phenomena. 

Things get worse. When the survivors try to flee the town, they find that the authorities have barricaded them in, and are shooting anyone who tries to leave. A small band take refuge in a local diner, hostage to both the CDC and more frequent visits from the creatures coming up out of the holes.

The matter comes to a climax when 6 survivors descend into the collapsed area, trying to survive while facing their worst fears, and looking for a way to save what is left of their town. Sacrifices have to be made. 

But will they be enough?

Meikle - The Hole

 

This should be interesting.

Reanimators in the void?

There is a new Mythos book about to be published soon which has caught my attention. Reanimators by Peter Rawlik was supposed to be published on June 27th 2013 in Europe, but as Night Shade Books recently ceased its operations the future of this publication is uncertain. At least nothing official has been announced yet. It is my hopes this book is being picked up by another publishing house soon.

Description from Amazon.com:

Two men, a bitter rivalry, and a quarter-century of unspeakable horrors. Herbert West’s crimes against nature are well-known to those familiar with the darkest secrets of science and resurrection. Obsessed with finding a cure for mankind’s oldest malady, death itself, he has experimented upon the living and dead, leaving behind a trail of monsters, mayhem, and madness. But the story of his greatest rival has never been told — until now. Dr. Stuart Hartwell, a colleague and contemporary of West, sets out to destroy him by uncovering the secrets of his terrible experiments, only to become what he initially despised: a reanimator of the dead. For more than twenty years, the two scientists race each other to master the mysteries of life . . . and unlife. From the grisly battlefields of the Great War to the haunted coasts of Dunwich and Innsmouth, from the halls of fabled Miskatonic University to the sinking of the Titanic, their unholy quests leave their mark upon the world — and create monsters of them both.
Reanimators