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Relics Paperback – 19 Nov 1987

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  • Paperback: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Star; New edition edition (19 Nov. 1987)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0352317973
  • ISBN-13: 978-0352317971
  • Product Dimensions: 17.3 x 10.2 x 2.3 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 3,105,133 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"An expert in the art of keeping the reader turning the pages." --"Time Out" --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.

About the Author

Shaun Hutson is a bestselling author of horror fiction and has written novels under eight different pseudonyms. He has also contributed stories to `Kerrang' and `Raw' and used to host Sky TV's `Monsters of Rock' programme. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.


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It's good to see an author writing Horror based in the UK.
The book is well researched in Celtic history and beliefs and thoroughly enjoyable to read. The tale itself is back and forth, and written well enough to keep you puzzled through to the end.
I have now read 3 books by this author in the last 2 weeks; and having read these I look forward to reading many more of the authors books . . .
If you enjoy horror and strong images of 'destruction' this is well worth reading . . .
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By marky77 VINE VOICE on 13 Jan. 2009
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Relics is only the second book I have read by Shaun Hutson - the first being Compulsion - so I cannot compare it to his other books, but I thought that it was very good. Relics is genuinely scary in places and features truely nasty death scenes.

After a team of archaeologists uncover an ancient underground sacrificial chamber filled with childrens skulls, the novel turns into a combination of supernatural slasher (with a body coutn well into the double figures - there's a very bloody death every 30 pages or so!) and mystery whodunnit as archaeologist Kim, along with a police officer, try to figure out who is commiting the grotesque murders, and what connection it has to the Druid relics found in the underground chamber.

Very compulsive reading, I read the second half of the book in one go because I just couldn't put it down.
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One of Hutson's best novels, Relics is a very dark and foreboding novel with a real feeling of evil to it. Featuring a constant onslaught of gorey scenes, it is one of Hutson's bloodiest novels. The satanic themes make this a very dark and sinsiter book and some of the scenes are definaltey not for the faint hearted. One of the scariest books I've ever read - don't read alone at night!
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This is a well written book with a gripping story line and in many ways it's just down my street, I would be reluctant to read another book from the author mainly due to personnel preference. I was not too keen on the use of the barbaric killing of dogs/pets/animals contained within the book, I think it was perhaps to a certain extent a necessary part of the story but was referred to a little too often and in gory detail, I felt in an attempt to shock, I'm sure that the author could have found more tactful ways of incorporating these parts into the book.
Every time an animal was mentioned I was dreading reading on as I knew what was about to happen to the poor thing, I did in fact nearly put the book down and stop reading it, if you are an animal lover then this is definitely not a book that you want to read.
Other than these sections which I felt almost distracted your attention from the good story line the rest of the book is a great read personally I don't think I have the stomach for another one of the same authors books in case it contains as much animal cruelty.
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When a team of archaeologists discover a historic burial site, full of ancient relics little do they realize there’ll be hell to pay. As events in the small town of Longfield grow more bizarre Police Inspector Steve Wallace together with archaeologist Kim Nichols tries to piece together the puzzling gruesome murders which occur in the aftermath of the site discovery. With a gore factor that goes through the roof Relics is not for the faint hearted. Graphic deaths and explicit dogfights go right off the scale in a sheer splatter-fest of horror. Reminiscent of early James Herbert this is strong stuff and absolutely not for the faint hearted. To summarize this is a shocking and bloody journey leading to a bleak conclusion that truly freezes the blood from well-known British horror author Shaun Hutson.
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I first read Relics shortly after its release in the 1980s, and as a young man who was not very well read, I quite enjoyed it. Fast Forward over two decades, and in 2010 this novel is an anachronism. Worse, however, is the relish with which Hutson churns out unnecessary cruelty for cheap thrills. I am along-time fan of horror both in novel and film form, but this is tacky and tatty horror without a redeeming feature. Hutson not only writes in a simplistic style reminiscent of early James Herbert, but he also has a quite unpleasantly cavalier attitude when it comes to what is acceptable for advancing a rather weak plot. If you enjoy reading about dogs tearing each other limb from limb there might be something here for you, otherwise you'd be better served with far superior writers like Graham Masterton.
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Relics was one of the first books I read by Shaun Hutson,and I was hooked. I've read relics three times now and I still think it's one of his best.
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I first read this book years ago as a teenager and loved it, now, in my late forties, I found myself enjoying it even more, even though some of the book (the beginning - the opening of the shaft, the discovery of the skulls, and the ending - don't worry I'm not going to spoil it for those who have not read it, I could remember from all those years ago, this is an excellent book by S.H. but then I think most of his early works are better than his later works. If you love horror you'll love RELICS, the end is to die for.
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