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The Demons of Emily Eldritch (The Spirals of Danu) by [Adil-Smith, Martin]
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4.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 2261 KB
  • Print Length: 30 pages
  • Publisher: The Accipiter Corporation (29 Jun. 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00DS1IIAW
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars 28 customer reviews
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #611,326 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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An excellent read from the pen of Martin Adil-Smith, which resonated very much with me and the fallout and effects of not dealing properly with grief. The ramifications of that psychologically usually last a lifetime, and this is reflected in the story's main character. But this tale has a much more chilling aspect, and really packs a punch.
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I have just finished this after deciding to give it a go and it was so good. The ending was totally unexpected and I would really like to find out more about the story. I am looking forward to what else MAS might produce. If this is an indicator of the future, the future is bright! Unusual language and a very dark feeling to this story. Defo 5 out of 5 stars!
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As a reader, I was immediately able to connect with this storyline, and was able to simply enjoy the journey this short story took me on, especially as it's an alternative one. His writing style is one that is confident and mature, that flows and retains my attention throughout.

A very enjoyable short story, and my congratulations for a plot well written. I genuinely look forward to future journeys with the characters Mr Adil-Smith has magnificently bought to life.

SD McCarroll
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By AA on 18 Oct. 2013
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This riveting read reminds me of Stephen King and Poe at their finest, and looks at how we are surrounded by strangers who call themselves our friends is modern day metropolis'
Playing well to the themes of memory and identity, the reader comes to realise that Emily's life is a lie, and she is being manipulated by those who force her further and further from those who could help her, under the guise of love.
A deeply disturbing story that should be read with the lights on.
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This little short story is a great little surprise. The language is very at a very high standard and reminds me a lot of the language of Martin Amis; rich and colourful. The characters in the story are well thought out and seem very plausible and there are some cool easter eggs woven into the plot. I believe this young author will go on to produce some masterpieces in his future career.
And yes, there is an absolute cracker of a twist at the end, it will make feel anxious and vulnerable for many days to come...
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This chilling read is a blend of Stephen King and Lovecraft, and examines modern city living through the eyes of Emily Eldritch as she examines her life.

Dealing in equal parts with mental illness, questionable identity, and suspect memory, Emily has no idea that the people in her life are a lie, and that her demons are not just in her head.

A creepy story that left me asking how well I really know anyone.
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This is a thoroughly unnerving book, and addresses difficult issues that most authors avoid. In particular, Emily's mental illness and her post natal depression in the face of a seemingly uncaring and distant husband.

There is no getting away from it - this is a challenging read. If you have never suffered from depression, or don't know anyone who has, then you will struggle to understand why the main character is breaking apart. However, if you have ever felt low in your life you will instantly connect with themes of the story, and the character's struggle to hold herself together.

Emily's character is richly told, but I struggled to understand some of the actions of the periphery characters, and in particular the father. However, the revelation at the end made me appreciate at how easily we can take people as face value, and not question their motives until it is far too late.

I hope everyone read this with an open mind and an open heart. Then, reach out to those who struggle with mental illness in your community, because they need all the support they can get.

A gut wrenching and emotional read.
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This is a short story (approx a 45min read) about a woman who is in a hotel and contemplating her life... and is what "The Adjustment Bureau" should have been.

As Emily reflects on the events of her life, she looks at the things have destroyed her confidence and infected her with a "leprosy of doubt" (BTW: an excellent phrase that I shall use in future).

This tale is not an action piece, but more of a character study. That said, there is great pace as the major events are covered and how they affect her; from the apathy of her father, the bully at school, and the death of her mother.

And then there is the ending! I won't say what the twist is, but I had to go back and re-read it... and yes all the clues are there. This story asks a really interesting question:

"What if the demons - that we all suffer from time-to-time - aren't just in our head? What if they are external to us, but we don't recognise them?"

The themes are really good; I loved the way the main character - Emily - considers her life in metaphors of the sea whilst she is looking at water in the bath. And the secondary themes of predating birds work well too.

This is a great story in the Lovecraft tradition, and the sense of creeping madness is beautiful to the point of painful - it describes really well how no-one wakes up one day feeling like this, but comes to this point slowly over many years, and for many reasons.

Like I said, the ending really creeped me out, and for a moment I considered how well I know those closest to me. I highly recommend this ebook!
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