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4.0 out of 5 stars What a strange book. But strange in a good way., 9 July 2014
This review is from: Village of the Mermaids (Paperback)
It was lent to me by a friend and the cover was just so cool and creepy that I dropped what I was doing and started it straight away.

The author's note begins with a (slightly modified) quote from the film Orgazmo. ‘I don't wanna sound like a queer or nothing, but I think mermaids are kick-ass.’ That was the first sign that I was going to enjoy his writing.

It's only a short book, but there's plenty packed into it. You see, mermaids aren't lovely creatures at all - they eat people. In fact, a whole new variety of 'food people' have been bred to stop the mermaids eating everyone else. But now there's a new species of mermaid, and they don't care for the 'food people'. They want fresh, human meat. And they'll stop at nothing to get their fill.

Village of the Mermaids has a great Lovecraftian feel to it, thanks to the remote island setting and the dark, eerie, otherworldly tone. (Also, isn't it great that 'Lovecraftian' is such a widely accepted and understood word?)
There isn't a lot I can say without giving away the plot, but if you're a fan of Lovecraft, strange creatures, isolated settings or stomach-churning ideas, give this a read.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Killer Mermaids, 30 Jun 2013
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This review is from: Village of the Mermaids (Paperback)
Mermaids are real and there not the friendly sort from childhood fantasy and unfortunately they are a protected endangered species.Welcome to siren cove an isolated fishing village surrounded by a population of mermaids. After stopping eating the food people the mermaids have started eating the fishermen, its up to the strange Dr Black to investigate. Another fantastic book from CMIII and a must buy for fans.
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