- File Size: 468 KB
- Print Length: 224 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Arc Dream Publishing (August 24, 2011)
- Publication Date: August 24, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005LCUIIQ
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- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #444,319 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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The story is interesting and fun. There are various references to Delta Green lore and scenarios although, I have never read any of the other fiction and found it easy enough to follow along. I would recommend this story for fans of Delta Green and for fans of fiction involving vast government conspiracies and aliens. It's a Lovecraftian work but builds upon themes established in Delta Green RPG's so if you're not familiar with those then you might not enjoy it as much as I did.
So in short, if you know what a green box is, or you have heard of the horrors of Groversville, or if NRO DELTA scares you, or if you sincerely think A-Cell are utter soulless bastards, then this book is for you. If you don't, well, Project GARNET will soon clear things up.
The plot itself is very much a rushed mess, and its initial central mystery could have made a much better, longer novel in better hands. As it stands, things happen too quickly in the book with no apparent rhyme or reason, with some events occurring almost because a keeper needs to get his players moving and not because they necessarily make any plot sense.
If you're not into Delta Green, chances are this will feel like a gorier Michael Bay movie. Recommended only for people familiar with the setting, and preferably the previous novels as well.
With this as a backdrop, this novel comes off as a bit too short. It feels too bare bones and not fleshed out enough. The settings need more description; the characters need more development. Some events occur out of the blue, when they could clearly have used more buildup and less shock-value. Perhaps a lot of these holes will be filled by future short stories, scenarios and so forth. The Author is known for playing his cards a bit too close to the chest for comfort.
Ultimately the book meets it's stated purpose, providing a tantalizing glimpse into the inevitable changes to come. Those looking for a stand-alone work of fiction would be better satisfied reading the author's heartwarming exploration of Man-Goat love serialized in his seminal work on Goat-Ball Licking entitled "The Sense of the Slight of Hand Man". That work features graphic and explicit scenes of Men, Men From Leng, Goats, Goat-related entities, and Moon Beasts indulging in the love that knows no shame.
I found it to be a rather engaging read, and pretty easy to follow, despite my unfamiliarity with the setting going in. The characters' motivations and the descriptions of the action were great in all the utter nastiness and brutality that this sort of setting implies. It's a beautiful trainwreck of men and monsters; definitely not for everyone, but a lot of fun for me.
The principal shortcoming to this book is that I feel the author could have focused more on the overarching, otherworldly thread, which seemed to end up primarily being a backdrop for the more "mundane" conspiratorial goings-on between DG and the assorted Majestic subgroups, however I was still hooked on seeing where the plot would go. Another problem to this is it's short length, although even that is pretty minor.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I'm a newbie to this series and was a bit confused as to the origins. The writer assumes every reader will be pulled into the DG world on first read. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Mel Bradley
Delta Green. Simply one of the BEST things to happen to the Mythos since....well, H.P. himself. The stories are engaging and full of action, the mixing of historical fact with... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Joseph
None of Lovecraft's hopeless endings of madness here. It reads like the role playing game that birthed it. But in a good way. A good quick read that will leave you with a smile.Published 18 months ago by James Marks
Each chapter is a piece of the puzzle that makes up the plot of this book. It's a fun read, but not for someone looking for a straight and simple narrative. Who's on who's side? Read morePublished 23 months ago by ZapJ
I've been a Delta Green fan since Rules of Engagement and do my best to snatch up any DG books that come along before they sell out. Read morePublished on October 20, 2013 by Alex Temple
Detwiller does a good job with this Delta Green novel. This is a good fun read for both folks that know the Lovecraftian Mythos via the RPG Call of Cthulhu or as avid readers. Read morePublished on July 30, 2013 by Andre Kruppa
In a Glass Darkly is gaming fiction taking place in the universe of the Delta Green role playing game, which in turn is based on H.P. Lovecraft's writings. Read morePublished on May 23, 2013 by Walter E. Kurtz
I'm a diehard fan of HP Lovecraft's milieu, and the Delta Green books have proven to me to be a great continuation of HPL's saga. Read morePublished on January 26, 2013 by DAVID M OLSON
Delta green is a brilliant gaming environment and the stories/novel's are fantastic for conveying the atmosphere and viewpoint of the conspiracyPublished on January 13, 2013 by Nicholas Jowett