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Adam L. G. Nevill

Autor(a) de The Ritual

28+ Works 3,334 Membros 174 Críticas 7 Favorited

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Obras por Adam L. G. Nevill

The Ritual (2011) 831 exemplares, 44 críticas
Last Days (2012) 510 exemplares, 35 críticas
Apartment 16 (2010) 411 exemplares, 23 críticas
The House of Small Shadows (2013) 260 exemplares, 19 críticas
No One Gets Out Alive (2014) 240 exemplares, 15 críticas
Banquet for the Damned (2004) 231 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Reddening (2019) 167 exemplares, 7 críticas
Cunning Folk (2021) 126 exemplares, 6 críticas
Some Will Not Sleep: Selected Horrors (2016) 111 exemplares, 2 críticas
Lost Girl (2015) 71 exemplares, 4 críticas
Under a Watchful Eye (2017) 70 exemplares, 1 crítica
Before You Sleep (2016) 65 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Vessel (2022) 62 exemplares, 3 críticas
Wyrd and Other Derelictions (2020) 50 exemplares, 4 críticas
Hasty for the Dark: Selected Horrors (2017) 37 exemplares, 1 crítica

Associated Works

The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror: Nineteenth Annual Collection (2006) — Contribuidor — 239 exemplares, 4 críticas
House of Windows (2009) — Introdução, algumas edições123 exemplares, 5 críticas
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Five (2013) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Gods of HP Lovecraft (2015) — Contribuidor — 121 exemplares, 31 críticas
The Monstrous (2015) — Contribuidor — 118 exemplares, 5 críticas
Hauntings (2013) — Contribuidor — 112 exemplares, 5 críticas
Gathering the Bones (2003) — Contribuidor — 111 exemplares, 1 crítica
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Eight (2016) — Contribuidor — 110 exemplares, 3 críticas
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror 17 (2006) — Contribuidor — 77 exemplares, 2 críticas
The Best Horror of the Year Volume Nine (2017) — Contribuidor — 73 exemplares, 1 crítica
House of Fear: An Anthology of Haunted House Stories (2011) — Contribuidor — 67 exemplares, 3 críticas
New Fears: New Horror Stories by Masters of the Genre (2017) — Contribuidor — 64 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dead Letters (2016) — Contribuidor — 57 exemplares
Twice Cursed: An Anthology (2023) — Contribuidor — 56 exemplares, 1 crítica
Dark Currents (2012) — Contribuidor — 51 exemplares, 19 críticas
The End of the Line: An Anthology of Underground Horror (2010) — Contribuidor — 44 exemplares, 2 críticas
British Invasion (2008) — Contribuidor — 27 exemplares
Close to Midnight (2022) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares, 4 críticas
Best British Horror 2014 (2014) — Contribuidor — 21 exemplares, 1 crítica
The End of the Road: An Anthology of Original Fiction (2013) — Contribuidor — 17 exemplares, 1 crítica
Revelations: Horror Writers for Climate Action (2022) — Contribuidor — 14 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 4 (2012) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
Marked to Die: A Tribute to Mark Samuels (2016) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares, 2 críticas
Gutshot (2011) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares
The Best British Fantasy 2013 (2013) — Contribuidor — 12 exemplares, 1 crítica
21st-Century Gothic: Great Gothic Novels Since 2000 (2010) — Contribuidor — 11 exemplares
Poe's Progeny (2005) — Contribuidor — 10 exemplares
Terror Tales of London (2013) — Contribuidor — 9 exemplares
Uncertainties - Volume III (2018) — Contribuidor — 7 exemplares
Exotic Gothic 3 Strange Visitations (2009) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares
Diabolica Britannica: A Dark Isles Horror Compendium (2020) — Contribuidor — 6 exemplares, 1 crítica
Terror Tales of the Ocean (2015) — Contribuidor — 4 exemplares
No One Gets Out Alive — Autor — 2 exemplares

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Conhecimento Comum

Nome canónico
Nevill, Adam L. G.
Data de nascimento
1969
Sexo
male
Nacionalidade
UK
País (no mapa)
England, UK
Local de nascimento
Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, UK

Membros

Críticas

I'm struggling a bit with the rating here because over all I've enjoyed the book and it kept me entertained and hooked till the end, but at the same time I think it was a bit too long (the horrors were all repetitions of the same thing with little variations: darkness falls, you just know the monsters will come up) and the "explanation" really convoluted (the chapter in Belgium felt out of place to me), with looong expositions that kind of sucked away the tension a bit.

But nearing the end of the book it's almost as if the author suddenly decides to give the plot an almost darkly comical spin and there's a final chapter that is so over the top and full of WTF moments that I'll admit I had a lot of fun reading it.

And the ending with the deliciously evil cliffhanger was really good in my opinion, I made a satisfied "Ha!" reading it and was tempted to add a half star for it.

Ultimately the book is uneven and I wished it was less of a "guilty pleasure" and more of a "quality" horror, but it was a fun ride (I enjoyed the humor too), so it's a solid 3 stars.
… (mais)
 
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Moloch | 34 outras críticas | Jun 24, 2024 |
I enjoyed this book and could not turn the pages fast enough. However....Upon starting this story I almost threw it across the room. The prose, pace and grammar infuriated me. But I stuck with it and exited on the other side with a clear conscience.
A ghostly and much grislier version of War of the Worlds if anything. All the Fiends of Hell stands on its own as a genuinely scary story of survival. The characters are believable to a fault with the bad buy seemingly cut from a mixture of Danny McBride on a homicidal day and a sociopathic Jonah Hill. The reader knows how they want this to end and a satisfaction of sorts might be around the corner....or it may not. This is a grim...very grim book.… (mais)
 
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JHemlock | 2 outras críticas | Jun 17, 2024 |
Nevill has been among my favourite authors from my first read of his books. My favourite out of those I’ve read so far remains No One Gets Out Alive. This newest novel may well be a close second, although trying to choose the best of this author’s work is difficult. In this (possible) alien invasion, supernatural horror, there’s so much to appreciate. The author well uses every sentence, creates a solid plot, and introduces a protagonist who is an average man thrown into exceptional circumstances. One of the book’s strengths is this character’s reactions. Even when he’s frozen in indecision, making me scream, the reaction is appropriate, genuine, and realistic. Real people aren’t superheroes. When hurt, people writhe in pain, unable to always miraculously drag themselves to their feet. The bad guy reminded me of several people I’ve stumbled across and was an excellent love-to-hate antagonist. The world-building also performs well, creating a steady creeping atmosphere and breakdown of our world. Although the horrors unfolding take place on Earth, they feel terribly genuine. The question of what’s bleeding through into our existence, extraterrestrial, inter-dimensional, denizens of hell… you’ll be wondering about and believing in them all, gazing at the sky and hoping it never turns red.… (mais)
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SharonMariaBidwell | 2 outras críticas | Apr 29, 2024 |
Obviously inspired by The Day of the Triffids, War of the Worlds and an element of the Quiet Place; this should have been perfect fare for me. Yet I was somewhat disappointed, despite being a lover of post-apoc/dystopian fiction and I'm trying to ascertain why. It's very adjective heavy - always a criticism of the authors books in my view - and whilst there are only so many ways of describing an ominous red sky, it was almost getting to mirror the worst bits of Lovecraftian excess in places. Thankfully nothing eldritch was mentioned though.... Characterization was good but something for me, just didn't gel and I can't really explain more without plot spoilers. For all the end of days horror described and it really is an end of days horror situation, I didn't get the overwhelming feeling of dread that Mr Nevill usually does so excellently and in places without surpass. Kept my attention but felt the whole story was too one directional somehow and dragged in places, despite the events all happening at a frantic pace. A 3.75 stars job.… (mais)
 
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Ignatius777 | 2 outras críticas | Apr 5, 2024 |

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Obras
28
Also by
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Membros
3,334
Popularidade
#7,663
Avaliação
½ 3.5
Críticas
174
ISBN
101
Línguas
3
Marcado como favorito
7

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