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DEVIL'S DAY by [Scott, Kyle M.]
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About the Author

Born and raised in the dark, desolate wasteland of Glasgow, Scotland; Kyle Scott grew up in a relatively mainstream manner. Good parents, annoying brethren, stable home. Kyle spent his formative years immersed in the duel worlds of horror and rock'n'roll - two loves that have never left him - and as an adult, went on to write, compose and sing in a number of psychedelic rock'n'roll bands in and around Glasgow. Since frying what little mind he had in the first place, he has went on to write and direct for theater, run a relatively successful horror blog, and now...release his first bona-fide work of horror fiction - Consumed: Volume 1, followed by the full-length, extreme-horror epic, Devil's Day - an International bestseller whose reputation for no-holds barred terror has made it a splatterpunk fan favourite. At present, Kyle is working on his second full-length horror novel, Aftertaste, a love letter to exploitation cinema that tells the tale of a town whose residents find themselves dangerously free of inhibitions following the emergence into their community of a dark and irresistible force. And this is a good thing.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1092 KB
  • Print Length: 306 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00M42AHTG
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars 14 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #208,687 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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I wanted to like this book more than I did. The blurb was enticing and the reviews sounded promising, but it didn't quite deliver on those expectations. The core story starts of interesting, it's a different take on the Faustian legend, with the new aspect being the scale of the bargain, or so it seemed. It loses that hook by the end, which was a shame as following that through might have redeemed it a bit.

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.
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I was over the moon when I was asked to beta read Devils Day, I've been looking forwards to getting my hands on this since I read Consumed: Volume 1. I dropped everything else I was reading when I received my copy and dived right in.

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.
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There comes a time in every readers life - not often, and only rarely - when you read a book that changes your perspective on the genre. Horror, for me, has been my solace, my go-to genre for many a decade, but it's rare that a book has an impact on you so heavily, so amazingly, that you realise you spent 5 hours on it and realise "holy ****, that was epic." Devils Day; like Flesh by Laymon, Persuader by Lee Child and The Shining by King - the three other books to do this to me - is one of those novels.

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.
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