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on 21 May 2013
This is a book that really took me out of my comfort zone. When Iain has a near death experience after an accident it is not the usual white light one that we have all read about, but it seems as if he is meant to go the other way; he sees some horrific hellish visions and something down there that definitely wants to claim Iain for his own. As Iain starts on the road to recovery he is plagued by yet more nightmares and visions, as it becomes apparent that his experience is far from over.
The story then twists and turns in a very chilling way and the reader is just swept along, wanting to know what is going to happen next. The character of Iain is likeable, he is just a normal young lad stuck in a dead end job who likes his mates, his beer and the occasional joint. In fact his life is so ordinary when you are reading about it, that it really highlights what a horrible and nasty turn his life is taking. There is nothing particularly special about Iain but you can't help rooting for him right from the start so that when the book turns out to be much more than the usual Good vs Evil fantasy battle you really do care about what happens to him.
Whilst I thoroughly enjoyed the read, I did have a couple of niggles about - there are some typos which another edit could eliminate, but not enough to stop me concentrating on the story which is a really good read.
To sum up, a book that is addictive, chilling, horrific and very shocking at times, and will certainly leave you questioning and not sure whether the events were real or whether it was all one man's journey into insanity.