By Lex Allen
Four hundred years ago, a clock maker wasforced into slavery by a brutal Austrian nobleman. Frederick Jori becomes aprisoner in the lord's castle, tasked to provide a "miniature city ofautomatons to... [amuse his master] and impress the aristocracy." Eventually, hesuccumbs to unbelievable torture and provides his tormentor with the desiredproduct, albeit with a gruesome twist. In 21st century San Francisco, IrelandBarton is a brilliant scientist who suffers from a rare immune disorder thatkeeps her confined to a plastic bubble. In Mechaniclism: Apocalyptic Horror,Lynn Lamb converges these two events into a brilliantly orchestratedscience-fiction/horror thriller.
Ms. Lamb has created a story as shocking as anything horror writer RichardLaymon ever conceived, and as ominous in setting as Stephen King's The Stand.Throw in some fantasy elements, along with several unforgettable characters,and you've got a certain best-selling novel destined to become an internationalmega hit in movie theaters. This story is perfectly orchestrated and delivered.The characters are few, but each is impeccably described and true to life.Mechaniclism was a book I could not put down. A caution noted on Amazon's bookpage reads "Mature Audience" and should not be ignored. However, Ms. Lamb isadept at insinuation and allows the reader to imagine their own details. WhereLaymon explicitly describes horrific scenes, Ms. Lamb leads you to the sceneand lets the reader imagine the details. I loved this book and I'm eager toread more of this author's work. I think you will be too.