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I was a bit unsure about the first ne and almost left it at the semi happy ending at the end Pawn Shop of it but now I m glad I keptn reading because by now I m really sold Alchemy on this trilogy lolThis second book picks up right after the eventsf book 1 Val and Crow beaten and haunted get ut f the hospital But they are not the Incomparable onlynes shaken there is a lot Overwhelmed by the Spirit: Empowered to Manifest the Glory of God Throughout the Earth of personal stuff goingn Not much happens apart from that There are still cops and agents trying to find Momentum: Creating Effective, Engaging and Enjoyable Meetings out what is what but that is basically background noise The town is still affected by a black harvest which means that tensions are high even if we discount the happeningsf the first book More importantly however this second volume is about what happens in the shadows the big bad getting ready for the showdown and pulling the strings ut f the shadows And it is about what happened when Crow Val and Terry were still kids because as the reader already knows this has direct implications n what is happening right nowWhat I liked most was the exploration f the history f Pine Deep not just when Griswald killed Terry s sister Crow s brother and all those ther people but even longer ago than that as well as the interpersonal relationships I did like Crow the male MC and Val the female MC Crow s fianc e in the first book already but many f the ther characters like Terry and Sal got a bit screen time now and it did them good Sure many Careless of the descriptions and even motivations are still utterly predictable and standard but I like the small town feelf things I mean tropes come from somewhere Besides those tropes give me hope for who is going to survive and who s not going to make it so there s thatAnd the author managed something else that many Competing for the Cup others apparently can t he wrote a kick ass female character that is nevertheless normal shaken by events vulnerable not toover the top in any wayThe kicker here was that we finally get some Fat Land of the supernatural elements being pronounced and that while it is a mixf things it seems to be working well together I like when even fantastical stuff is realistic Again there is some action here ne could even say that it is r less a copy Low Life: Lures and Snares of Old New York of the action in the first volume and like I said mostf the things happening are preparations meaning the monsters can t perate ut in the Backstage Passes: Life on the Wild Side with David Bowie open which gives the story a deliciously creepy feel But generally there is goingn than in book 1 because some people f course catch n to things do their Elmer own research and get ready as well sone does feel a nice progression while the timeline is showing a nice pace naturally people would be slow to catch The Red Stockade on to thingsSo while I was being generous with book 1 this volume definitely deserves the 4 stars There is a great book here somewhere but it s buried beneath 400 pagesf filler 5 starsThis book from 25% in takes ff like a runaway freight train Where the first novel in the series Ghost Road Blues was a slowly building thriller with tinges f the supernatural in it This ne goes dark and deep very uickly and we are treated to a great deal f monsters ghosts and the undead Being a second f three in a trilogy we get the normal added layers to ur main characters through further backstories Our main hero Malcolm Crow is the shining star in this The Something one and muchf the action centers n him Iron Mike Sweeney grows up uite a bit and his role in this seems to be made clear Mike takes a job with Crow and takes n the role f his apprentice One f the best things about this series is the connection between A Killing Tide our strong hero and this growing troubled boyI loved the way Crow convinces Mike to take hisffer to be trained Shivers: four in one: The Enchanted Attic/A Ghastly Shade of Green/The Locked Room - The Awful Apple Orchard on how to fight to survive Down and dirty tricks and secrets that Mike can use to stand up for himself Mike a complete introvert allows Crow to push him becausef the honesty and L'Oracle de votre subconscient : I-Ching, Le Livre des transformations openness the man presents him Crow tells Mike about his troubled past his father and his need to learn to be a survivorMike has many dreams that get darker and scarier and foretell an awful futureThe Bone Man plays some key roles in thisne He is amazed at his apparent abilities as a ghost and believes that he must be there for a good reasonCrow goes Weirdos of the Universe, Unite! on an interview and then a field trip to the Griswold s place with an interesting reporter named Newton The adventure down into the hole and through the trees and brush was written beautifully It was suspenseful colorful and scary The tension built as the two men came closer to Ubel Griswold s home Maberry masterfully layeredn the backstory Les Naufrags d'Ythaq T03 : Le soupir des toiles of the horrorsf Griswold as Crow recounted it to Newton as they hiked along I loved the dialog between the two men when they finally reached the The Royal Joust ominous home The action that unfolds fro that pointn until the end American Maharajah of the novel left me breathlessI have never mentioned the fact that Maberry is a master at telling a descriptive fight scene He is bloody gory and detailed He can make your stomach turn make you flinch and have you hooting and hollering for bloody fun There are many truly great action seuences in these novels I could see Maberry writing an effective detective noir novelGriswold unleashes his armyf monsters f undead and unliving The end is approachingI absolutely loved this book and highly recommend it to all horror lovers r even those that read dark urban fantasy Maybe there s a groove we readers need to fall into with certain authors and I certainly needed to find it here r at least for the first novel but fortunately I had no problems with this neMaybe it s just the fact that the established MC s that I ve grown to love are still alive and kicking and raising hell when the time is right That s pretty satisfying in any book but this does a really fine job Squeamish About Sushi: And other Food Adventures in Japan of characterization The evil men aren t uite so cardboard here My sympathies arenly strengthened in the pain soup Val undergoes And Mike I m always loving the hell ut f him Crow s a geeky dream but I m eually horrified and rooting for Mike This is shaping into a horror that SK could be proud The Quarterback's Crush of Hell just thinking about putting all these books together intone long story gives it exactly that kind f edge Epic Horror That is a huge cast f characters in a small town besieged by an ld evil that will consume them all if something isn t done kind f horror I m uite happy with this I really enjoyed the first book but I had to struggle to get through the first 80. EVIL ENDURESOnce an idyllic Pennsylvania village Pine Deep awoke Achtung! Cthulhu one morning to find itself bathed in a massive bloodletting Twice in thirty years the townsfolk have endured the savage hungersf a murderous madmanbut if the residents think the de.
% Infamy of thisne It was bogged down with repetition General P.T.G. Beauregard oftentimesf useless facts eg Val s scars and motorcycle accidents even certain lines repeated word for word There were too many My Wishful Thinking odes to Val and Crow s undying love and a sixteen minute sex scene that was dreadfully boring It is loaded with dream seuences and repetitious dream seuences But the worst part was all the recappingf the first book I do not exaggerate when I say that this book is about 50% recap The Boy and the Blue Moon of the first bookSo why even three stars The last 20% and the interludes were pure horror gold thoughne must really suspend disbelief view spoiler Our fearless hero goes to the ne place where the baddies could attack and kill capture rape torment r do whatever else to him without anyone ever finding him but instead choose to largely ignore him and attack a farm where murders had The Screwball Comedy Films: A History and Filmography, 1934-1942 occurred twice before which should at the very least have a police detail andor lingering media presencen it but doesn t Ruger himself going Father Tom Padilla: Mark of the Demon Priest out in the daylight to watch not act at the farm when the shadef dark hollow would have been much conducive I could go n but hide spoiler The second book in my favorite horror trilogy f all time I really didn t have a favorite book f the three I liked them all eually and honestly in my mind it was just ne really long story The Pine Deep Trilogy just gets my highest possible recommendation I personally put these books right Eat Vegan on $4.00 a Day on the same level as Stephen King s novels and considering King is my all time favorite writer that s high praise indeedI always do spoiler free reviews so I never give away details but if you like your horror with monsters ghosts and just generally creepy happenings you ll love this series The writing flows really well and when you re done with the series you ll be hoping Maberry eventually revisits Pine Deep Once again my highest possible recommendation but if you do decide to read the Pine Deep Trilogyf course start with the first volume f the series Ghost Road Blues In the silent wormy darkness he waitsThere is ne very important factor to remember when reviewing a book like this namely it has corn fields The dark shape hunched Pantyhose Professionals (Pantyhose Diaries Book 2) over the corpse raised its head and looked at him without expression for a long moment and then the bloody mouthpened in a great smile full f immense darkness and hunger lips parting to reveal hideous teeth that were grimed with pink white tatt It was October when it happened It should alwaysbe October when these things happen In October youexpect things to dieVote This long trilogy with its load f iconic monsters Masterchef Junior Cookbook: Bold Recipes and Essential Techniques to Inspire Young Cooks of horror genre is just well written and the perfect Halloween season reading but again like after reading first book last year it not entertained me enough to start as soon as possible another 400 pagesf itLoving the storyline characters and some parts like the mayor s sister ghost and Ubel Griswold s mansion in Dark Hollow chapters are really creepy but plot is dragging a lot and Crow and Val are so corny that make me eyeroll a lotOh well I know again what I m going to read next October just hope the ending is not going to be a big disappointment I was very excited about this series when I had finished Ghost Road BluesNow after finishing Dead Man s Song I couldn t care lessI was very impressed with Maberry s work in the first novel A perfect mix Black Macho and the Myth of the Superwoman of descriptive prose and dialogue which made it a very fun read But there were a few issues I had with Dead Man s Song that bothered me so much that it completely turned meff the seriesNow before you read any further be warned that some Study of Organ Inferiority and Its Psychical Compensation; A Contribution to Clinical Medicine - Scholar's Choice Edition of what I am going to write will spoil a bit from the first novelFirst and foremost Val and CrowSo Val loves her Dad Dad gets killed by Ruger Not two days later the dialogue and exchanges between Van and Crow inexplicably has such a lighthearted and teasing tone that it was barely tolerableDaddy s been murdered history looks to be repeating itself with horrific murders to come Pine Deep is going to Hell in a handcart but We re ENGAGED We re GOING TO HAVE A BABY She s my FIANCEE I just can t wait to tell EVERYONE I seeTo uote Oliver Reed s character from Burnt Offerings Life sure as hell goesn doesn t it MarionI m sorry I really found it nauseatingSo this kind Heaven Next Stop of thing was happening a lot and my eyerolling was making me dizzy Yet I persevered despite this and several typos and misprints like taking the footff the gas and the car starts to roll forwardYes I stuck with it Until thisSo Crow just finishes telling a reporter that he believes in ghosts A few pages later his distraught best friend Terry confides in him that he has been visited by the ghost f his dead sister Crow suggests he see a psychiatristThat did it I skimmed the last 200 pages and I m done with it allI won t give it ne star because he does have a great story idea going here so I ll give it two Authors are like musicians in ne important way Some bands emerge n the scene fully formed delivering a debut that appears to encapsulate everything great they would eventually accomplish Think Unknown Pleasures by Joy Division Bases Loaded or Oasis Definitely Mayber Entertainment by Gang Have A Good Night, Volume 1 of Four These albums land with a seismic impact that heralds the arrivalf An Important Voice ne that the rest f us mortals should do well to noticeOther bands Their first albums resemble the toddler taking his first wobbly steps The potential for great things is clearly there but the talent still needs some time to incubate The best contemporary example f this is probably Radiohead s 1993 debut Pablo Honey There was nothing n that album not even the juggernaut When You Lose Your Job of Creep to indicate that within four years they d transform intone f the most influential bands f all timeSome authors follow similar trajectories either delivering a powerhouse Isabel the Queen: Life and Times of a debutr stumbling about for a book Fantastic Post Office 03 or two before hitting their stride As a huge fanf author Jonathan Maberry it s Tim Crouch obvious from Dead Man s Song that early in his career he was Radiohead than Gangf Four lots f promise but still lacking in execution I first discovered him through 2009 s Patient Zero the first f his books to feature Joe Ledger the leader Drawing the Human Head of a secret government agency devoted to tackling paranormal threats This series remains hugely satisfying action packed dark in tone and featuring some deliciously hard boiled dialogue from Ledger and his te. Athf serial killer Karl Ruger put an end to the carnage they're dead wrongTHE NIGHTMARE NEVER ENDSBodies mutilated beyond description innocents driven to acts Twin Block Functional Therapy: Applications in Dentofacial Orthopedics of vicious madness A monstrous evil is preyingn the living and the dead and turning.
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AmI recently backtracked to the beginning DIY Projects for the Self-Sufficient Homeowner: 25 Ways to Build a Self-Reliant Lifestyle of Maberry s fiction career he started as a writerf non fiction books about martial arts and picked up Ghost Road Blues the first novel in the Pine Deep Trilogy It was as I wrote a couple months ago in my lazy ne sentence review the sound f ne f my favorite horror writers still finding his voice That book held great promise detailing an epic supernatural struggle in the haunted town Dead Man Riding (Nell Bray, of Pine Deep PAn that in a second but also featuring some clunky description and plotting as well as most surprisingly some unforgivably cheeseball dialogueIf there s ne thing the Great Bookshelf Deprivation Project ensures it s that I ll continue reading series that might not initially grab me Also Maberry has engendered enough goodwill from the Ledger series for me to give Pine Deep another shot Sadly Dead Man s Song the second book in the trilogy nly adds to the impression that Maberry still hadn t figured ut who he was as a writerThe fault isn t in the premise In Ghost Road Blues we re introduced to the town f Pine Deep which was the site Pontius Pilate of a gruesome seriesf murders in the 1970s The details Livin de Life of that backstory are too circuitous to go into here except to say that it involves a murderous German named Ubel Griswold and an African American hippie called the Bone Man by the local children who was framed for the murders and lynched by the racist townspeople Fast forward to the present day and the grown survivorsf that tragedy ex cop Malcolm Crow his girlfriend Val and town mayor Terry become involved in another series Aeralis of senseless killings when a triof fugitives arrives in Pine Deep As it turns Be CentsAble: How to Cut Your Household Budget in Half out the leaderf the gang Karl Ruger is working in the service Academic Inbreeding and Mobility in Higher Education: Global Perspectives of Griswold who butf course isn t just any garden variety murderous German but a murderous German who may Radio Crackling, Radio Gone or may not be an immortal sourcef evil and therefore responsible for both Hitler and Justin Bieber Ruger teams up with some The Legend of Joaquin Murrieta: California's Gold Rush Bandit of the Bone Man s grown killers to enact a plot whose desiredutcome still hasn t been revealed by the end Limey Gumshoe of the second book Crow Val and Terry are thenly thing standing between Ruger and total domination Maritime Academy Graduate: Memoir Of A Third Mate of Pine Deep and they re aided in this by the ghostly formf the Bone Man who acts as a sort f mystical protector At the end f the book Crow seems to have killed Ruger and everything appears to be hunky dory despite the trail Trouble Looking for a Place to Happen of carnage that preceded their final confrontation and Ruger s warning to Crow Ubel Griswold sends his regardsDead Man s Song picks up almost immediately after the closing pagesf Ghost Road Blues and maybe the most frustrating thing about the book is how little progress is made in it The bad guys kill some people the good guys worry about who the bad guys will kill next we learn some about why the bad guys are killing people it involves vampires and werewolves but in terms Dressed for Thrills: 100 Years of Halloween Costumes and Masquerade of momentum the book is largely an exercise in stasis Which is weird because I mean stuff happens Life and death fatef the free world hanging in the balance stuff But at the end Harcourt School Publishers Collections of 500 pages everyone is pretty much at the exact same place they were at the beginning And that s sortf weird when I consider how Maberry s Joe Ledger series is a careening beast with a race against the clock almost always the default settingSo there s that problemThere s also the issue From Paella to Porridge: A Farewell to Mallorca and a Scottish Adventure of some tremendously stilted dialogue pitched to be clever but reading like conversations that have never actually been spoken anywheren the planet Witty banter is tough to pull On Toby's Terms off Carl Hiaasen can do it Denis Johnson can do it El Leonard can do it and was probably the best at it The Jonathan Maberryf Dead Man s Song can t although the Jonathan Maberry f Patient Zero can Many f the exchanges between characters had me alternately rolling my eyes Max Lerner: Pilgrim in the Promised Land or sighing such as thisne between Crow and Terry Crow for God s sake stop looking at me like I have two heads If I m going crazy then I m going crazy Don t worry nce Halloween is ver I m planning Indiscretion on checking myself into a hospital for a nice long stay and when I getut providing they don t throw away the key I m taking Sarah and the kids to Jamaica for the rest Indiscretion of the winter No crops blightedr therwise And no Halloween Sounds like a plan Crow cleared his throat again And stop clearing your goddamn throat Well dude cut me a break My best friends is going crackers n me and I have no freaking clue about what to say Soul Dust or what to do Terry looked at him and for a moment a smile softened the worry linesn his face Being my best friend is doing a lot believe me Pardon me while I say nothing during the awkward pause that has to follow that kind The Dyfed Enigma: Unidentified Flying Objects in West Wales of statement Terry threw a small pillow at him Crow duckedIt s all just so very precious and cutesy and cumulatively it s hard to take seriously And as much as I hate to do it let s talk love scenes for a minute If everne has been written that works I ve yet to discover it And Maberry certainly hasn t mastered the craft While it s tempting to share 6S: The 6S Review, Issue 2 onef the most explicit passages in a multi page howler Blackbird of a scene between Crow and Val that I think is meant to pass as the calm before the storm at the book s climax here s a less explicit scene that s no less silly for all its detailAfter a whilence her skin has soaked up the richness Midwest Maize: How Corn Shaped the U.S. Heartland of the water Crow slippedne hand into a terrycloth mitten Wetting it he fetched a bar Surly Bonds of scented wheat and lavender soap and worked up a good lather then he helped her to stand up in the tub Water sluiced down the lovely lengthf her and pausing Sex, Lies, and Videotape once in a while to kiss her glistening hide he used the luxurious soap and the gentle roughnessf the mitten to wash every inch The Sanford Guide to Hepatitis Therapy 2016-2017 of her glorious skin He was diligent in his thoroughness and then with a large bath ladle he poured waterver her to rinse away the soap He drained most Syzygy: Reflections on the Monastery of the Seven Rays of the water from the tub as he did so and uickly refilled it so that when he helped her down again she lay in fresh water and that sloshed around herIt s just BlergMaybe I m handicapped by knowing how good Maberry would get in a couple years but I m really conflicted by this series It s not unreadable but if I had encountered the Pine Deep trilogy first it s doubtful I would ve stuck around for Joe Ledger One book to go Here s hoping Maberry brings it home in a way that redeems the first two episodesSee all my reviews at goldstarforrobotboynet. The uiet little town into helln earth Their nly hope is to find the source But the secrets that lurk in the heart f Pine Deep are twisted into its very roots This time the townspeople aren't just fighting for their lives but for their very sou.
JONATHAN MABERRY is a New York Times best selling and five time Bram Stoker Award winning author anthology editor comic book writer magazine feature writer playwright content creator and writing teacherlecturer He was named one of the Today’s Top Ten Horror Writers His books have been sold to than two dozen countriesHe writes in several genres His young adult fiction includes ROT &