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DEVIL'S DAY Kindle Edition
|Length: 306 pages||Word Wise: Enabled||Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled|
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My biggest issue with the book was the writing style, although paradoxically this is also its greatest strength. The author uses a very dense style of description and is overly fond of metaphor. It can be a powerful tool in telling a story, and indeed, the author uses it very effectively. On occasion there is some beautifully crafted wordplay, but the technique is used to often. On every other page something is like something else and that stands out and makes reading it laborious - just describe the thing!
In my opinion the book needed a tighter edit pass to let it flow more evenly. The Kindle edition also had some issue with apostrophes, none of them were displayed, which again didn't help with the reading flow.
On the plus side it is a well paced story and keeps going at a cracking speed. The horror is visceral, although almost entirely physical, which felt a bit of a wasted opportunity considering the subject matter. There's some inventive violence here, so much so that if you're squeamish then you'll find some of this upsetting.
Overall it has some decent horror moments, but it's not a smooth journey, but could have been an excellent read with some tighter development.
I have been a little disheartened with horror lately, I have felt for a long time that I have been searching for a book that would remind me why I fell in love with horror to begin with. Don't get me wrong, I have read many a good horror lately, just not found the one. You know, that one that would give me the rush that I used to get when I first came to the genre. Well guess what? I found it!!
This is by far the best horror I have read in a long, long time. Devils Day had me cringing and pulling faces and I'm not even going to mention the noises that I found myself making at some parts, or the rather unladylike words that occasionaly slipped out. I have literally not been able to put this book down since receiving it, well apart from the WTF! No! He's not gonna go there is he? OMG he did! That is so freakin sick and wrong and brilliant at the same time moments, where I had to put it down to digest what I had just read.
Two nights in a row now I have been up till after 7am reading, I just couldn't help myself. I feel like I have sat reading with a horrified grin on my face the whole time I had the book in my hands, yes it was that good. I even found myself having weird dreams, it's been ages since a book last gave me weird dreams.
I probably sound like a rambling fool but it's just pure excitement at having managed to find that horror rush again after so long. You've GOT to give this a read, it's a must read for horror fans out there and it's definately my favourite read of 2014 so far.
I was honoured to read this book as a beta reader. I've got to know Kyle over several months as we've both traversed the world of self publishing. When he offered me a copy, I said yes. The premise is simple. Blackhaven, mid 80's, is a town celebrating Halloween. The town has a secret, one that lingers in folklore and dark tale, told by neighbours to their kids to scare them. Then, one fateful year as told by old Mr Winslow - ignored by many as hokum - the tale happens. The world cracks open and spawns forth the purest of evil, beasts of Satan who want the people of Blackhaven for themselves, to settle an ancient pact. Let the slaughter commence.
This book is pure 80's horror fiction/movie lore. From the first sentence, I was hooked. Several times in the book, Kyle writes and prods you before unleashing some utterly amazing and extremely graphic horror. Several times, as discussed with a fellow beta reader, I was like "Will he really go there?" And he did, many times, so many I commended him for doing so. I said 80's horror movies. Anyone remember the video nasty? This would have been one of them. People are mutilated, shredded, disembowled, torn to pieces and - in one particularly nasty scene - 'aborted' in a way you don't ever want to happen.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Horror is a genre that often quickly turns stale. Whether that is indicative of too high expectations placed on producers by consumers or merely a general sense of creative anomie... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Tony Narloch
Right, where do I start with this? Its not often that I'm stuck for something to say, but this book left me speechless!! Read morePublished 11 months ago by Matt hickman
This is the first book I have read from the author Kyle M Scott and I have to say I thoroughly enjoyed it. Read morePublished 19 months ago by Graham m Hodge
I enjoyed this book of horror with a good story, very graphic details, this book is not for the squeamish .Published 20 months ago by Amazon CustomerGranny J
Vile. had to skip to the end to get rid of it. Quite sick and not a good read at all. Will ensure I avoid this author in . futurePublished 23 months ago by Sue
My thoughts on this book reflect what everyone else has said so I won't bother with the blurb.....
This book reminds me of the good old horror days when horror meant horror !!