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Gripping and Intelligent Horror for Any Reader
on May 27, 2012
"Nightmare's Paradise" is an astonishing debut novel for writer Walter Williams III. His protagonist, Samuel Vesey Anderson, has had a psyche-scrarring war career in Afghanistan, only to return home to an apocalypse. Now he has to find the people he cares most about and navigate his way through an even more terrifying landscape than he faced abroad.
Williams combines his background in video games and literature to create strong, relatable characters, vivid action scenes and resonant themes. I also believe -- although Williams might say I'm wrong -- that "Nightmare's Paradise" is also ultimately a deeply spiritual book.
Whether you're a fan of zombie holocaust fiction or vampire romantic nihilism, you'll find that Williams goes beyond those genres to create a new realistic horror fiction that will keep you reading -- and wanting more.