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The Living and the Dead Paperback – December 30, 2017
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- Publisher : Independent Legions Publishing; 2nd edition (December 30, 2017)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 252 pages
- ISBN-10 : 8899569908
- ISBN-13 : 978-8899569907
- Item Weight : 11.5 ounces
- Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.63 x 8.5 inches
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- #104,600 in Horror Literature & Fiction
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With "The Living And The Dead" Greg gives us a truly frightening, pulse pounding, leave your lights on story that will leave you breathless in its wake.
As with all of Greg's stories, his characters and the humanity, (for all its frailties), that he infuses into them is what makes the story work so well.
In this instance, a group of people from different backgrounds, all haunted in one way or another are thrust together and forced to face the darkness that resides in us all.
The interactions between the characters is what really drew me into this tale. It didn't feel contrived or unnatural, especially with the aberrant things that are going on around them. I really got to know the characters, sharing in their pain and suffering, and it is not a pleasant experience.
This my friends is what makes a book great in my opinion and why reading surpasses any other form of entertainment there is. When I finish a book and I have to sit there, gather my thoughts and reconnect with the world around me I know that I have just experienced something special. With "The Living and the Dead, this is exactly how I felt when I finished it and this is something I only experience from reading.
If you have read any of Greg's work before you know he does not sugarcoat anything. This story is as visceral and emotionally draining as it gets. Greg's writing is dark, desolate and haunting. His atmospheric prose will leave you shaken, your heart racing, while you tell yourself, it is only a book, it is only a book.
If you are looking for something to get you out of the summer doldrums and want to experience a master storyteller at work you simply must read "The Living And The Dead" and I give it my highest recommendation.
The book moves slowly as characters delve deep in reverie and nightmarish dreamscapes. That’s really the beauty of this author’s talent..he instill rich characteristics and meaning in otherwise commonplace or uneventful scenes. In fact some of the more action packed sequences moves quickly and the pace slows to a crawl once a person’s imagination or psychology is being fleshed out. I would say that I needed to be patient to see the book move along...and I was so pleased to have finished it, consumed and enjoyed!
Absolutely superb. Gifune is no doubt a skilled and imaginative author. He doesn’t sacrifice style and depth to appeal to a mass audience. If this is to your liking, you’ll like this book as well as anything else written by Gifune.
Sleepy towns + vaguely retro people + fog or precipitation + homicides = happy reader here.
A storm is coming and bringing with it an ancient creature that feeds off of fear. A group of strangers are forced together by circumstance and must find a way to fight for their sanity and their lives against enemies that may already be dead. Here come the night stories...
Gifune is truly a master of dark fiction. His characterizations and atmosphere are incredible, as usual, and the story moves along at a perfect pace. Solid 4.5 stars.