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The Horribles

The Horribles [Kindle Edition]

Nathaniel Lambert
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Since witnessing the brutal death of his parents, Sheldon Delaney swore to never step foot outside again. The Horribles are out there. They’re everywhere, threatening the residents of Poe’s Creek. Sheldon’s life changes again when a savage motorcycle gang parades through town with a deafening roar, leather, chrome, and evil. They’re here for the children. Nothing will get in their way. The Horribles have arrived for real this time and for Sheldon to do anything about it, he has to confront every fear he’s ever had or risk being choked by his poisonous memories.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 457 KB
  • Print Length: 126 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 0982628153
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Grindhouse Press (28 Oct 2010)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0049U4TIG
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #623,254 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4.0 out of 5 stars ok 15 Aug 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Good read
good reading material read it at work in 2 days when I had a quiet period
cant say anymore.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Horrible? Far From It 1 Jun 2012
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This is a short review because... I wrote a book with this gentleman. Actually, two books, the Sideshow P.I. novels "The Devil's Garden" and the (as of writing) soon to be released "All Fall Down". I mention this because you don't get into the process of writing TWO novels with somebody if you don't think they've got chops. Nathaniel Lambert has chops, and "The Horribles" proves it in a short, tight tale of personal demons and bio-mechanical nightmares.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Small book packing a big punch 13 Sep 2011
I loved this book, the opening scenes where Sheldon loses his parents to what he later calls a Horrible are graphic yet touching in his responses and the way he deals with the events in his young mind. As Sheldon grows up, refusing to leave his home and the (imagined?) ghosts of his parents events take a turn for the worst as a motorcycle parade unlike any other travels through the town, bringing death and destruction with them. We travel with Sheldon as he finally leaves home to save his only friend and take on the Horribles.

Lambert has a superb knack for balancing the blood and gore with a brilliant story and well developed characters and as we progress with Sheldon we feel his every doubt, moment of terror and periods of absolute elation. The insights provided by Evan's (Sheldon's young friend) are a fabulous addition to the work and add a certain depth to the story and Sheldon's character that may otherwise have been lacking.

This is a superb read that crams a big story and characters into a small book, a must must read.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very nice piece of horror/bizarro/psychological/action work 2 Nov 2010
By Ray Holland - Published on
When Sheldon Delany was a small child, he witnessed the horrible, gruesome murder of his parents. After undergoing therapy, he returned home and vowed never to set foot outside the house again. He works as a telephone solicitor and conducts all his other interactions with the outside world via Evan, a neighborhood boy who's deaf and has no other friends. Sheldon is so afraid to step outside his door that he has Evan bring his mail in for him.

But then, everything changes when a motorcycle parade roars through town for what turns out to not to be a festive occasion, but rather a horrible day of carnage for the town. The adults are mysteriously incited to horrific acts of murderous violence, and the parade itself kidnaps the children-including Evan. And so Sheldon, having escaped the killing frenzy, must leave his house and set out to rescue his friend-all the while learning a few things about himself as well.

The book is a slim volume, weighing in at 124 pages. But it really doesn't need more than that. The story is inventive and moves right along, very confidently, without any excess baggage. The main characters are engaging--and, in fact, the focus of the story isn't on the horror elements so much as Sheldon's ability to find the courage to overcome his own fears and step out into what would be a frightening world for anyone.

Order a copy, wait for a rainy Saturday afternoon, and go off on an adventure with Sheldon Delany.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Not Horrible At All! 12 July 2011
By R. Moschgat Jr. - Published on
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When the main character, Sheldon, was young boy his parents were murdered because of this he spends his days locked up in his house. Most of his time is spent imagining that his parents are still alive and checking to make sure that his little world is secure. He has only one friend, Evan, who lives across the street and happens to be deaf.
It's when a parade comes to town that things change. This sets off a chain off events, including Evan's kidnapping, that finally get Sheldon out of the house.
The Horribles is a fast fun read. Pick this one up ASAP!
7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Book worth owning 1 Jan 2011
By S.Blundell - Published on
Nathaniel Lambert may not be an author that is familiar to you, or perhaps ever heard of; however you should! "The Horribles" is his latest offering which is a well thought out character driven story, paying careful attention in establishing character(s) that you actually care for, and then ruthlessly throws them head on into a motor parade of leather clad nightmares. By the end of the book you're wanting to know more about these mysterious even bizarre villains, and you get it slicker than slick, with a high level of viscosity! The excellent cover art by Brandon Duncan fits well the tone of the book. It deserves to be on your book shelf!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting enough 1 April 2012
By HorrorJunkie - Published on
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This was my fist time reading Lamberts work so I had no idea what to expect. The story was well written and original but a bit too Sci - Fi for my taste. All in all I definitely enjoyed it enough to be worth the $.99.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars original and worthwhile 21 Feb 2012
By KBGreen - Published on
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I'd never read Lambert's work before, but found his unique voice to be reminiscent of early Clive Barker mixed with a bit of Stephen Kings "the Regulators". This short story is lean and mean and pulls you along from the first page, rooting for Sheldon and his young friend. Some scenes are gruesome in a B horror movie kind of way, but that adds to the dark detail of the tale, dragging the reader down the macabre rabbit hole of their own imagination. Fulfilling and well worthwhile!
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