Hasty for the Dark by Adam Nevill

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Hasty for the Dark is the second short story collection from the award-winning and widely appreciated British writer of horror fiction, Adam L. G. Nevill. The author's best horror stories from 2009 to 2015 are collected here for the first time.

The hardest journeys in life and death are taken underground.

No blackmail is as ghastly as extortion from angels.

A swift reckoning often travels in handheld luggage.

Once considered inhumane and now derelict, this zoo may not be as empty as assumed.

A bad marriage, a killer couple, and part of a wider movement.

No sign of life aboard an abandoned freighter, but what is left below deck tells a strange story.

The origin of our species is not what we think.

In destitution, the future for revolution and mass murder is so bright.

Your memories may not be your own, and your life nothing more than a ritual that will compel you to perform an atrocity . . .

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ISBN : 1999724208
Edition Language : English
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 0 pages


Nancy rated it ★★★★★

October 21, 2017

There are nine short stories in this book which, when taken together, result in one hell of a collection of nightmares that I'm glad I read in the daytime, since had I read them at night I probably wouldn't have slept. There are several "tribute" stories in this book, an homage to various writers...

Carmilla rated it ★★★★★

October 19, 2017

The collection is dominated by feelings of isolation in crowded environments, and dreams and psychosis as messages from other realms. It is a strange read and might not be to everyone’s taste. In places it has an old-fashioned feel, that admirers of Poe and Lovecraft are bound to appreciate. At o...

Dee rated it ★★★★★

November 14, 2017

There is a reason why Adam Nevill is a recipient of many consecutive awards for best novel and best collection of contemporary horror. Simply because, his craft is an accomplished work of art on all levels: tales of the strange and weird arising from the familiar, characters featuring from differ...

The Grim Reader (Beavisthebookhead.com) rated it ★★★★★

October 29, 2017

After reading the first two stories in the latest collection by Adam Nevill, I knew I was onto something special (again!). Hasty for the Dark is a collection of Nevill’s more recent short story offerings and firmly cements the man’s standing as one of dark fictions truly great writers. Opening st...

Lisa rated it ★★★★★

October 31, 2017

As stated in the official synopsis, this is a collection of speculative and supernatural horror. But, while the noted inspirations and muses are delicately obvious in each story, Nevill’s incredible prose and gift for imagery is his own. The stories in the Hasty for the Dark collection are a dark...

Pamela rated it ★★★★☆

December 15, 2017

Nevill has written a great collection of short stories here. It's no surprise that he's my favourite horror writer; he creates atmosphere like no other horror writer today. He can build any emotion he wants you to feel through the power of his prose from claustrophobia, through to sweeping dread....

Oria rated it ★★★★☆

November 26, 2017

I’ve been reading a lot of horror lately, most of it short stories. I don’t know what it is about horror that appeals to me. Movies don’t have the same impact – sometimes they give me nightmares, but books are different, more distilled somehow, and also leaving room for interpretation. I’ve read...

B.P. rated it ★★★★★

October 02, 2017

What are we reading?: Hasty for the Dark: Selected Horrors by Adam L G Nevill. Give me the short version: These are the images that wake you too frightened to scream. Recent British Fantasy Awards winner Adam Nevill lunges at us from the dark once again with his second collection of short stories....

Brandon rated it ★★★★★

October 22, 2017

Don't have time to write my full review today (but I will before Halloween!) but this was an amazing collection and I am so happy I decided to buy the limited edition hardcover directly from the author. Lots of thoughts on these stories that I'm still digesting (or being digested by?). So damn go...

Tina rated it ★★★★★

November 09, 2017

Following the excellent collection, Some Will Not Sleep, Adam Nevill returns with his latest anthology of dark tales, Hasty for the Dark, and I absolutely love it. The atmosphere throughout this book is creepy, oppressive and unsettling, plus the imagery is understated and ambiguous enough to leav...

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