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Three A.M. Wake-Up Call (The Terror Project) (Volume 3) Paperback – June 5, 2018
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"Who needs a phone call? These stories kept me up all night!" - Author Ryanne Strong, Inkstains and Tricks & Treats
About the Author
DAVID DANIEL was born in Boston. He is the author of many novels, including the prize-winning Alex Rasmussen private eye series (The Heaven Stone, The Skelly Man, Goofy Foot, and The Marble Kite-all St. Martin's Press). Other books include White Rabbit, a novel of the 1960s, and Reunion. His short fiction is collected in Six Off 66 and Coffin Dust. His most recent book is Inflections & Innuendos, a collection of flash stories from The Storyside Press.
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In Nick Cato’s “Chew Toys,” The Summer of Sam (1977, remember that?) is succeeded by The Autumn of Harvey. Son of Sam has been locked up by the time the story opens, but the killings continue, and at first these latter killings appear to be a continuation of the summer terror until, well into the story, it is revealed that the autumnal “victims” have earned their decapitations by an act they thought of as routine and perfunctory. They made the mistake of thoughtlessly destroying the future of the mastermind of all the vengeful murders.
Rob Watts offers “Clinton Road,” a variation of the “stranger comes to town” type, except that the central character of the story is not a stranger but a young divorcee (Melissa) whom we first see as she is being expelled from her married home in an upscale NYC apartment to a downscale rustic cabin in New Jersey (a strange place). Scary things happen to her, including night chases by a mysterious truck, one stranger standing in her yard and another on a nearby hiking trail, a break-in, and the theft of her dog. It gets to the point where she feels that the only person she can trust is her oldest, dearest friend. Then things get worse.
The third story, “Roons,” by David Daniel, is the most ambitious of the collection. Daniel manages to keep us curious to the end of this longish tale by a clever sequence of plot turns that show why he has had such great success in the detective genre with his series featuring Alex Rasmussen, PI, of Lowell, MA. The title (does it mean “ruins,” “runes,” or something else?) suggests levels of meaning that are still unlayering themselves at the end of the story.
I recommend these stories as excellent summer reading, especially for those of you who are wont to read at night when you are alone.
you from your seemingly secure nest into the uncanny: that paradoxical binary of the homely reassuring everyday and ordinary and the unhomely, the unearthed, gnashing outer dark. The unsettling dislocation is most experienced in David Daniel's 'Roons,' when the warmyly voluble, nostalgic
narrator journeys back in time and space to his childhood home. But this archetypal return is fraught, the road back mined with IUDs. We are
lulled by the returner's flashbacks, sweetly yarned recollections, anecdotal nuggets, and then the nostalgic collides with the uncanny. This is a tale
where we can have our cake and get scared too. This wake up call's for you.
Daniel is an accomplished mystery novelist who is now spreading his literary wings in new directions. All three authors are good with the horror mode. Daniel is a novelist who is adept at unlayering his believeable human characters. This gives his novella, “Roon”, an added dimension which rewards the reader. Three strong, scary plots are here for the taking. Buy it; read it; share it! You won’t be sorry.
This book is a worthy read, a fun read, and very well written.