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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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...
November 15, 2017
I eagerly anticipated the release of THE BONE MOTHER for months, and I am happy to say that this book blew me away. So original and so scary, it has everything: myth, magic, horror, history, etc. The antique photos really give an added feeling of realism to this fine collection. Highly recommende...
July 31, 2017
Horror people: read it. It's deliciously scary, creepy and unsettling.
October 30, 2017
This was many years ago, back in the first land, when my grandmother was still alive and I was a small child. I would be sent to visit her in the woods, and while she was cooking she would tell me stories of the Bone Mother. The little girl came up to the Bone Mother's house and knocked on the he...
September 29, 2017
This book reads like the always popular 'Scary Stories to tell in the Dark', but for grownups and with a Russian twist.
First of all, these stories are pretty dark. There is cannibalism, incest, monsters, murder, and mutilation to name a few. I admit it...I couldn't finish the entire book. After a...
August 10, 2017
Well, this is a whole new kind of creepy for me!
November 05, 2017
The Bone Mother is the debut novel by David Demchuk. Mythical creatures of Eastern Europe made a sanctuary in three villages on the Ukrainian/Romanian border and one night the Night Police invaded their sanctuary. The readers of The Bone Mother will follow the different characters to find out wha...
October 24, 2017
4.5 *S This is what Miss Peregrine's wishes it was, for adults.
Using old photos from an archive Mr. Demchuk has built a series of short stories into a world where people with gifts have been watched over by The Bone Mother, and hunted by the 'Night Police'. The gifts are monstrous and mundane,...
December 05, 2017
I've never read anything like this. Soaked in a Romanian mysticism with ghosts and witches and an obsessive focus on the body and bones and what goes on inside us and what we inherit from our ancestors - the world is deep and detailed and an absolute pleasure to disappear into.
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...