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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 28 October 2014
This is a collection of satanism themed stories from Conrad Jones. My first forays into horror wre the Dennis Wheatley books like 'To the Devil a Daughter' and since that tender age I've had a soft spot for occult themed horror. It's something that has faded a bit but it's good to see modern versions on these old fears.

For me the first two stories were the highlight of the book (partly because I'd already read the included novel). Both stories share a common character and I would have enjoyed reading more about the Librarian. While the stories are well written and stand up well on their own as a combination to represent his life I think more could have been done.

The collection includes the full novel 'A Child for the Devil' which I had read before. It's a good story about a writer who finds himself caught in the world of a satanic cult. I enjoyed reading it a second time as much as the first time. It tries a little too hard to establish the authenticity of its existence early on, but once it gets settled it's a fine read.

The final story is a cross over with another author's character and provided a nice taste of something wider, but wasn't really satisfying on its own.

It's an odd collection, if you haven't read the novel then this is worthwhile as it's enough to carry the book on it's own. If you've read it then the extras may not be worth it. Although it is reasonably priced and I did enjoy it - one for fans of occult horror to take a look at.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
on 10 August 2014
Just finished The Book of Abominations and I feel as though I don't know what to believe! Does this Order really exist? I'm too scared to google it to find out! Having said that, I really did enjoy it and would definitely read Conrad Jones again. Would highly recommend this book
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 29 August 2014
For those who enjoy darker reading then you will enjoy this...a book that is difficult to put down and is unsettling at times. Dark, mysterious and downright chilling. Enjoy.
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on 25 September 2014
Excellent read and professionally delivered. Mr Jones manages a great first person take on the main story, drawing in the reader in a quite novel way (pun intended)! A unilaterally good collection of plots all tied in to a single main story. Viscerally painted, and written in a very easily read style, this book screams along a scary highway to he'll. Loved it!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 31 July 2014
i am interested in the occult and found this book a good read with some nice gory bits
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on 10 December 2014
Quiet a good read. Pleasantly surprised. Had a touch of Denis Wheatley and in fact I liked this better than Wheatley's books.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful
on 4 September 2014
I've always enjoyed the horror genre, especially those based on the occult, so I was really looking forward to reading this.
I don't know why, but this just didn't tick any boxes for me.
The novel just bored me.
I think part of the problem was my dislike for the central character. I have no problem with skinheads or tattoos and I adore staffies, but I found no redeeming features for our hero (or anti hero) at all.
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on 17 July 2015
Very good
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