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The Camber Horror by [Barker, David]
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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 221 KB
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B005OT3WU2
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.0 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
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This is not a gore fest or a book full of in your face monsters attacking from all angles, which is what makes it so disturbing. I don't want to give anything away so I can't say too much, but parts of the story made my skin crawl in that delightful way horror can.

The reason I gave it four stars instead of five is that I think there were a few short cuts taken in the plot that could have been dealt with in a slightly more satisfying way, but I still think this is well worth a read. Reminded me a bit of Stephen King's The Tommyknockers with the insidious nature of the horror.
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I was surprised by this book, it's short and doesn't really have much significance. I'd like to have seen it develop a lot more into a full book, as it has hints of Dean Koontz, which I always find enjoyable. If you're looking for a short story that doesn't give you much resolution, this is it.
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I was not all that impressed with this short story. The plot seemed to be a rather simplistic amalgam of Lovecraft and King. The writing style a bit clunky. Perhaps the author is new to the art and will develop greater skill.
All in all a bit of a disappointment to me.
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3.0 out of 5 stars A blob of oversized egg cartons. Hmmh ... 28 Aug. 2012
By Karen Massari - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Kindle Edition
This is a good short story, and it is scary and well-written. But it wasn't for me. This guy called Cal goes checking on his brother and his brother's wife, they live in the woods in Oregon, and strange things have been happening there. A big wild and wacky blob has been deposited behind the trees; Cal is put under mind control by it. By all means, fans of the genre should check it out. Aliens wanting intercourse with humans ;) oh yuck, I didn't like it.
4.0 out of 5 stars A Very Personal Horror! 15 Aug. 2012
By Grampy - Published on Amazon.com
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"The Camber Horror" by David Barker is a story about genuine "horror" in the woods behind the house of the main character's brother. The author's description of this horror leaves the reader's imagination wide open to re-create it in his/her own mental image of a "horror". I think this is a good technique to use, rather than spending many pages describing it down to the last detail. What I envision as a horror might not look anything like what you would envision, so it works well for both of us. One interesting phrase the author used was that the horror was like a bad acid trip - the kind feared by all the children of the '60's who worried they would have a bad trip that would leave them a drooling, paranoid shell of their former selves; that fear of a bad acid trip is something everybody imagines differently, regardless of whether or not they actually used acid, but it invokes that 50-year-old fear, contributing to a personal interpretation of what the "horror" might be. But the over-riding question throughout is: WHAT is this thing, WHERE did it come from, WHY is it here now, WHEN did it arrive, and most importantly, WHAT does it want?

This story was entertaining. The author packed a lot of punch into a few pages, but left me unsure if the main character ended up a hero, or an insane, drooling, paranoid shell? I thought that was an excellent way to conclude this story; rather than the author wrapping it up with a "happy ending", he leaves the interpretation of the end entirely up to the reader. Good job, Mr. Barker! It is suitable for all ages, as there are no profanities and no sex anywhere in the tale. I recommend this short story to all fans of the horror genre.
5.0 out of 5 stars A Really Bad 'Shroom Trip 1 Sept. 2013
By Jordan Hofer - Published on Amazon.com
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David Barker's "The Camber Horror" is a disturbing tale of alien abduction and drug-induced terror. Alien abduction and hybridization are scary enough, but Barker adds to that the power of a drug trip gone absolutely, horribly wrong. Certainly any reader who has taken too many mushrooms and experienced the hours of hell will recognize in this story a cautionary tale. Because there are monsters, as Barker says in this story, but not all of them are aliens--some of them are mushrooms.
4.0 out of 5 stars The atmosphere was effective. 6 July 2015
By RightLeaningLeftCoast - Published on Amazon.com
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Ok, one always thinks I would have taken this in a different direction than the turn the tale took. But, that comes from one of the unwashed masses of author-wanna-bees. The atmosphere was weird and effective, with just enough detail about the "horror" to let the imagination of the reader to fill out the ghastly images. Short and to the point effective.
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 28 Mar. 2016
By frank havran - Published on Amazon.com
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great language and story ,one of my favorite D.Barker book's
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