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From the Author
After writing The House of Worms and The Bad Box I decided to try my hand at a shorter, simpler novel with a single point of view so the shocks would be served up to the readers as directly as possible. Demon Frenzy immediately places a vulnerable character in a terrifying position and then keeps pulling her deeper and deeper into the horror with each new chapter. It's less baroque than the other two novels, less complicated, and also a bit less grisly. There are some gruesome moments to be sure, but they don't have quite the lurid Technicolor garishness found in The House of Worms. Demon Frenzy aims more for ever-deepening suspense punctuated with sudden, unexpected splashes of horrific action. And of course demons--lots of demons.
All of your horror novels feature strong female characters. How is Amy different?
Amy is very different from Mary Ash or Sarah Temple. She's a determined woman who gets her back up if anyone tries to tell her what to do, but in her heart there's a good deal of confusion and uncertainty. The lesbian theme is low keyed but essential to her character. Amy is uncertain about many things, including her own sexual identity, but she's determined to solve these riddles on her own and not be influenced by prodding from others. When she's confronted with danger she finds powers and strengths she had no idea she possessed. She'd much rather relax with a bottle of wine than fight demons and evildoers, but she's at her best with a bloody sword in hand.
What inspired you to write Demon Frenzy?
I had the basic premise, the setting, and the main character in mind for quite a while before I started writing Demon Frenzy and, maybe more importantly, I had in mind a certain flavor or tone that I can describe only as blunt, plain-spoken, and rather bleak. So even though there are flashes of humor, they're deadpan and always stay within the confines of what real people might really say and do, and they do nothing to relieve the mounting tension. Maybe more than anything else, it was this tone that drove me to write the novel. It was like a palette of fascinating dark colors that I wanted to put on a canvas.
About the Author
- Publication Date : September 4, 2014
- File Size : 1911 KB
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print Length : 237 pages
- ASIN : B00NCHZT22
- Language: : English
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Page Numbers Source ISBN : 1500943924
- Enhanced Typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,355,691 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top reviews from the United States
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Amy is not your typical heroine, but that doesn't make her any less of a heroine than others. She rises to the occasion and manages to fight her way through all that is thrown at her, and trust me Harvey sure had it in it for her and did not go easy. You can definitely see a development of her character throughout the story.
I really love Harvey's books. He has now moved into my list of authors that I will keep an eye out for future books, and that list is not very long!. His books are always refreshingly new and different. I can definitely recommend his books and was happy to see there is a second part out that I can read next!
Voluntary review of Advance Reader Copy. I was given a complimentary copy of this book by the publisher.
Demon Frenzy was done right.
To a degree the book is formulaic. Strong main. Bad guys running around. Unlikely allies who train the main. I've read other books with this formula, and I've written books with this formula, and it works for me. I enjoy them.
The book was close to 99+% edited correctly, and I doubt most people would complain about that <1% that was less than perfect. In fact, I doubt most readers without professional training would even notice.
Overall the book is solid and well written with mostly believable characters, who are still characters. The plot is a little rough in places like, “is the main really going along with all this?” but it would be almost impossible to write so that wasn't the case, so I don't see it as a fault.
I agree with the other review that stated it took a little to get into it, but once I did I found myself captured by the descriptions, storyline and wonder what the hell was going to happen next. I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone that isn't up for some disturbing scene descriptions, but then again, if you're willing to read a book with this cover you likely know what you're getting yourself into.
Kudos to Harvey Click for keeping my attention with this one.
Top reviews from other countries
Harvey manages to accomplish this most difficult of tricks with an undeniable skill, while following a pattern well-trodden.
I normally avoid spoilers when it comes to plot but I will make a vague exception in this case because of the pattern it follows which is hard to talk about without doing so. Consider therefore this a mild warning.
We start with Amy, a woman of hidden skills, who returns home to the small town of her birth after her brother ceases to reply to her weekly phone calls. What she discovers on her arrival is that her home town had changed in the years she has been away, becoming a darker nastier place all round, and the returning girl is far from welcome.
The first third of the novel covers the first couple of days of her return and the growing sense of unease as Amy gets herself slowly in deeper and deeper to the mystery of her home town’s dark underside.
Then things get nasty in the second third when she is 'rescued' by a group of individuals planning to end the reign of terror being perpetrated on the town. Her rescuers are secretive and less than welcoming, even when Amy's skills seem to grow. All of which leaves Amy between a rock and a hard place, the Bad want her dead, the good side which is at best shades of grey don't all want her alive either, and she gets the blame when things start to go wrong.
Then everything goes wrong and all hell breaks loose in the final third. Amy's skills come to the fore but will she prevail...
In many ways it’s a reworking of so many other novels in the genre.
The important thing in all this is however the writing. Harvey manages to pull it together and make a simple genre story and make it seem fresh and initiative all the same. The action moves quickly and is well paced. The characters have a believable quality for all the unreal stuff surrounding them. They are well drawn and have individual qualities, while the setup of the plot has its own interesting quirks which help to draw the reader in.
In short Harvey takes what should be run of the mill average Genre fare and makes it riveting, involving and keeps you reading. Making this well-trodden path a fine adventure.
Classic good vs evil with some great fight scenes. Enjoy.