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Tim Curran is the author of many novels and novellas, including The Corpse King, Skin Medicine, Hive, Dead Sea, and Skull Moon. His short stories have appeared in such magazines as City Slab, Book of Dark Wisdom, and Inhuman. He lives in Michigan.
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Escaping the horror that is stalking him, the survivor will then be captured by the VC, and then he will only be kept alive as a sacrifice for the horror in the jungle. Yes, the good times never end.
He will then be rescued, but not saved.
He will then be hospitalized, and judged as insane.
He finds that if he wants to go home, he has to go back.
And back he goes with the Marine recon team Tango Ten-Five to point zero to see what is there, and to bring it back.
Hell, what could go wrong?
And what does go wrong? Damn near everything. It soon becomes abundantly clear that the survivor is stuck it this mission with bunch of damn lunatics. It also becomes clear that Tango Ten-Five has no respect for life, theirs or anybody else’s. It also becomes pretty obvious that Tango Ten-Five knows something that their new recruit doesn't, and they’re not going to share. Things will start getting really dicey when something, or somethings, start picking the soldiers off one at a time, and nobody's death will be pleasant, or easy.
Things will continue to go south because what they find in this green hell is not just one thing, but a whole bunch of things, and soon even the steely, war hardened killers of Tango Ten-Five will experience soul-destroying, and mind-raping, fear and insanity as they go from being the hunters to being the hunted.
As this novel goes from one horror to another, you realize that "Grimweave" is your typical Tim Curran novel: full of creative deaths that just keep coming, unlikable and unromanticized characters, hallucinatory and unreal scenes, visceral ultra-violence, vivid and nightmarish word pictures, and creepy critters. It’s also a novel in which Curran proudly shows his influences, like badges on his lapels, in his writing, influences like "Predator", "Them", and authors like Robert Howard and Don Pendleton.
And Curran is not afraid to throw as much as possible at his audience to see what works, and what doesn't, and this includes the ending, which is . . . ah . . . strangely unsuccessful. Sadly, I can't judge Curran’s use of ordinance and military protocol, so, while Curran may need a proofreader, as there ARE mistakes in the narrative here, I can truly say that like an "Asylum" movie, or the weird adventure pulp novel that it is, I was never bored by this insane rocket ride.
Unfortunately, once again, the (mediocre) Severed Press cover is uncredited. But, I have a question, Curran's novels would make perfect exploitation movies, so why hasn't one of them been made into a movie yet?
Oh, and yeah, there is room for a sequel.
As a fan of Tim Curran, I have reviewed these other books by him:
Cannibal Corpse, M/C.
Hive #1: Hive (The Hive Series).
Hive #2: The Spawning: Book Two of The Hive Series.