Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Zombies, Mummies, Werewolves, and More
A towering shape emerged from the dried corn stalks on the roadside. Chev didn’t take his eyes off the two men; in his peripheral, a half dozen more old men filed out of the fields. Like the first two, they were unclothed and unkempt, filthy creatures with wild eyes and uneven grins.
Chev back-pedaled to the open door of the cab. They lunged towards him, teeth gnashing. He pulled himself inside and slammed the door. The old men chattered and circled the cab, laughing and snorting, plainly amused by his panic.
Today's recommendation is for author Lorne Dixon. He's been mentioned here before, for Eternal Unrest, his mummy novel. He's taking a bit of an authorial tour of horror classics, with Snarl, A Werewolf Thriller, and The Lifeless: A Zombie Thriller. He's even taken on Sherlock Holmes at his creepiest with Hound: The Curse of the Baskervilles.
Dixon's a skillful writer with a fresh take on the classics. His books are fun to read while being genuinely frightening. His characters are real and vivid and impossible not to care for. Try him out. He's horrifically good.