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Raven and Skull: A Hammer Horror style tale to please horror readers everywhere Kindle Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
It is the bar where they each tell their tale...
And I will not spoil it. Ashley Lister has a writing style that captures the tension and quirkiness, yet is full of dark humour. Some of his descriptions will make you smile which can, at times, give you a fulse sense of security.
I have thoughly enjoyed reading it. If you like your horror with a sense of intrigue, writen buy someone who obviously loved what they were doing, then pick up a copy of this, you'll be thoroughly entertained.
It didn't scare me; perhaps that's just my nature. But I wasn't looking for that - I read books to be entertained and enjoy a good yarn. This one is.
Before reading it, I was sort of aware it was a collection of tales from a group of work colleagues. I didn't expect the tales to be interwoven - bringing more depth and cohesion to the stories. Clever.
The characters? Realistic. Often unpleasant, but you still want to find out their fates. The author has a twisted sense of humour which is echoed in some of the descriptive passages.
I thought the ending was slightly abrupt, but perhaps that is because I wanted to read more. I wasn't sure what to expect - I've never really been attracted towards horror books (the last one I read was "Carrie" in the early 80s - that wasn't bad and I think the author did quite well...) so I'm now asking myself, "Is Ashley's book typical of the genre?"
I don't know. I do know that if you haven't bought it and read it, you should. I look forward to the next one.
I very much enjoy stories and characters that are interwoven. Excellent description throughout and well balanced with appropriate dark humour. Turn the lights off, settle down and get spooked.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Thoroughly enjoyable tale populated by some really nasty people (who entertained me from start to finish). Read morePublished 3 months ago by LukeW
What a fascinating story. I wasn't sure what I would get with this cheeky gothic number but it kept me glued to it until I had finished. I heartely reccomend.Published 5 months ago by kerry stott
Much as I love horror fiction, it's rare for a scary novel actually to give me nightmares, so well done Ashley Lister for disturbing my sleep so thoroughly. Read morePublished 7 months ago by ZJK64
I'm not quite sure what to make of this. Bought it after it made the Not the Booker Prize longlist, and it was...odd. Read morePublished 9 months ago by MiaG
A phenomenal read, from a phenomenal written! I look forward to reading more work from Mr Lister.Published 9 months ago by Mark Nitkowski