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(Review) Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregory

(Review) Wakening the Crow by Stephen Gregoryby Stephen Gregory
Published by Netgalley ARC, Solaris on November 11th 2014
Genres: Dark Fiction, Horror
Pages: 256
Format: eARC
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A masterpiece of dark fiction that weaves psychological horror with hints of the supernatural in a tale of a flawed family, fractured by tragedy, only to have their lives and sanity shattered by the presence of a carrion crow.


Just a crow. Simply that, and nothing more.


Or is it? There lies the rub.


Gregory invokes the unquiet ghost of Poe, in the figure of a small boy whose shadow looms large, yet deftly manages to surpass the power of Edgar’s darkest imaginings in this fine example of literary horror.


Highly recommended.

About Stephen Gregory

About Stephen Gregory

Stephen Gregory is the author of seven dark and disturbing novels. His first book, The Cormorant, which won the Somerset Maugham Award and was made into a film by the BBC starring Ralph Fiennes, was set against the wintry mountains and beaches of Snowdonia. His most recent book, Plague of Gulls, is set within and around the 13th century town walls and castle of Caernarfon, north Wales. A few years ago he was summoned to Hollywood and spent an exhilarating eighteen months writing a screenplay with William Friedkin, the notorious director of The Exorcist. Meanwhile, he continues to earn a crust teaching French to teenage Malay/Chinese girls in Borneo, but hopes to retire soon with his wife Christine to their lovely old house in France.

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