The Bone Mother by David Demchuk

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Read The Bone Mother Online Free - Three neighboring villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border are the final refuge for the last of the mythical creatures of Eastern Europe. Now, on the eve of the war that may eradicate their kind—and with the ruthless Night Police descending upon their sanctuary—they tell their stories and confront their destinies.

Eerie and unsettling like the best fairy tales, these incisor-sharp portraits of ghosts, witches, sirens, and seers—and the mortals who live at their side and in their thrall—will chill your marrow and tear at your heart.

David Demchuk has been writing for theatre, film, television, radio, and other media for more than thirty years. His reviews, essays, interviews and columns have appeared in such magazines as Toronto Life, Xtra, What! Magazine, and the Toronto Star. The Bone Mother is his first novel.

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ISBN : 1771484217
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 300 pages


Sadie rated it ★★★★★

August 09, 2017

This book is a must have for lovers of horror-especially if you enjoy folklore (creepy, dark folklore!). I'm of Bohemian decent, so the Romani influence and language here was a specific treat for me. This book is a "big picture" story as well as many individual stories which are interconnected and...

Carol Ann rated it ★★★★☆

July 31, 2017

Horror people: read it. It's deliciously scary, creepy and unsettling. 4.5 stars.

Christie rated it ★★★★★

August 10, 2017

Well, this is a whole new kind of creepy for me!

Laurie rated it ★★★★★

September 10, 2017

An excellent read and beautifully crafted. The creepy quotient will delight lovers of the genre. The matter-of-fact, workaday language used to describe harrowing details only serves to ratchet up the horror. Do not read this book alone at night! Some of Mr. Demchuk's nightmarish characters will foll...

Stephanie rated it ★★★★☆

September 09, 2017

I loved this book. The stories where spooky and well told, my only fault with this book is just that mine. I do not know enough about the stories out of the Ukraine and Poland. This book made me want to look up more of the legends of that part of the world so that I would know more about what exa...

Emily rated it ★★★★★

September 05, 2017

I finished this last night and then didn't sleep at all. Utterly claustrophobic and delightfully creepy while bordering on flat out horrific. Less a coherent narrative and more a selection of overlaying vignettes that range from the uncomfortable to the disturbing. The Slavic flavor made it all t...

Tynan rated it ★★★★☆

September 05, 2017

Haunting, eerie and beautifully disturbing.

Justin rated it ★★★★★

August 19, 2017

Chilling! If you're looking for satisfying horror that you can pick up and put down when you need a scare I highly recommend this novel. Each story builds on the last as if Demchuk is casting a spell from Baba Yaga's own ghastly book of incantations. Keep the lights on for this one (I did).

Emmy rated it ★★★☆☆

September 02, 2017

This was one of those books that didn't turn out the way I thought it would. From the start, it hit the ground running. While I thought the basic premise of the first story was a bit odd (view spoiler)[(Two brothers live in a village where the men far outnumber the women, so they marry each other). Why did they... (hide spoiler)]

Melissa rated it ★★★★☆

September 11, 2017

See my other reviews at Never Enough Books On the Ukrainian/Romanian border lie three tiny neighboring villages. They are the final refuge for the mythical creatures that walk among us. With war on the horizon and the Night Police coming, these individuals have gathered for possibly the last time....

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