Saturday, July 25, 2009
I don't know about you, but I simply can't stand the popular "Ghosthunters" series that runs on cable TV. To me, it's just a bunch of guys running around in the dark yelling "I just saw something! Yahhhhh!" for an hour an episode. I just fail to see the allure of it and am still amazed at its popularity.
Enter Simon Clark. During the first chapters of his latest novella, THIS GHOSTING TIDE, I was worried Clark was perhaps too influenced by this program (or one similar to it)...but it doesn't take long for this to become anything but a typical ghost story.
Our group of misfit ghost hunters follow a tip from someone who says they've seen an unusual phenomena, and end up encountering a powerful, malevolent force (similar to what Clark tackled in his novel DARKER), setting the stage for a satisfyingly different take on hauntings. Clark even throws in a touch of humor (that works) and pens a memorable scene where exposed coffins resemble stonehenge on a low-tide beach as "ghost-possessed sea creatures" attack.
Don't let the NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS-looking cover art fool you; THIS GHOSTING TIDE is a lot of spooky fun and should please ghost fans tired of the same old story.
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
There's even a variant cover:
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
IN OTHER DON NEWS: DON continues to invade the country!
The lovely Jill "Spoongirl" from PA!
The lovely Karen P. from FL!
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
(that's artist Ken Botte from Manhattan)
...and a few hours later showed up in Pennsylvania!
(That's the lovely Jill "spoongirl")
Where shall THE DON strike next? We'll see!
There's several ways to order a copy right here:http://coscomentertainment.com/donofthedead.html
Monday, July 13, 2009
Little won a Stoker Award for his 2008 release, MIRANDA, which dealt with time travel in a most unique way. It wouldn't surprise me a bit if he wins another for THE GRAY ZONE, another foray into time travel in a way you probably wouldn't expect.
20-year old Henry Davidson is vacationing in Aswan, Egypt (the year is 1984). He is befriended by a child, Achmed and his father, Mohammed, who show him around. One day the father gives him a strange powder to drink while they take a felucca ride down the Nile. Before he knows it, Henry is somehow in Montreal, 1982, at the time he first laid eyes on his future wife, Cassie. When he "returns" to Aswan, Achmed explains to him that humans have the ability to remember their future as well as their past . . . and hence the idea behind THE GRAY ZONE.