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Tim McGregor

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Værker af Tim McGregor

The Spookshow (2014) 115 eksemplarer
Bad Wolf (2011) 95 eksemplarer
Wasps in the Ice Cream (2023) 22 eksemplarer
Killing Down the Roman Line (2012) 19 eksemplarer
Lure (2022) 18 eksemplarer
Hearts Strange and Dreadful (2021) 17 eksemplarer
Welcome to the Spookshow (2014) 12 eksemplarer
Old Flames, Burned Hands (2013) 10 eksemplarer
Pale Wolf (2012) 8 eksemplarer
Eynhallow (2024) 8 eksemplarer
The Women in the Walls (2015) 4 eksemplarer
The Final Storm [2010 film] — Writer — 3 eksemplarer
A Haunting in Crown Point (2016) 3 eksemplarer
Bringing Up the Bodies (2015) 3 eksemplarer
Sisters of Mercy (2017) 2 eksemplarer
The Boy in the Woods (2018) 2 eksemplarer
Midwinter (2019) 2 eksemplarer
Cordelia (2016) 2 eksemplarer
Half-Boys and Gypsy Girls (2015) 2 eksemplarer
Last Wolf (2014) 2 eksemplarer
Just Like Jesse James (2017) 2 eksemplarer

Associated Works

FOUND: An anthology of found footage horror stories (2022) — Bidragyder — 58 eksemplarer

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I've so much to say here, I hope I can get it all out.

First and foremost, this book...this damned book. It's incredible. After finishing McGregor's WASPS IN THE ICE CREAM I'd been looking for more from him. At the time, the bookstore was out of everything except this one, which I bought without even bothering to read the back.

I'm typically not too enamoured of historical settings, but in the last couple of months, I've been entranced by Brom's SLEWFOOT and even moreso by Alex Grecian's RED RABBIT but I have to say, of the three, this one absolutely grabbed me.

McGregor's strengths are all on display here:
His characters live and breath and settle into your heart as real people. I ached for Hester. And Will, for all of that. But every single character is finely crafted and carefully drawn. Which ties into one of McGregor's other strengths...don't come into one of his novels expecting slam bang action in the first three-quarters of the book. McGregor is an absolute master of slowly building both the story and the tension, building not with big bricks, but specifically chosen small stones, carefully fitted into place. You may think, as the reader, that he's overloading you with extraneous detail, but he's not. All that detail pays off. ALL of it. So, all those things you learn about the people, the town, their attitudes and their behaviours...your patience is rewarded.

And finally, there's the sheer storytelling ability of the author. Very much like WASPS you'll feel very little horror in the first half, and only some in the third quarter. But that last bit?


Without spoiling anything, I will say that McGregor crafted—and I choose that word carefully, because this guy does magic with words that goes beyond writing—scenes that left me teared up, heartbroken. I went through one entire sequence, and it actually, honestly, hurt to swallow because I had a lump in my throat through the entire scene. Other scenes left my heart thudding in my chest. Several times, I know I whispered expletives, or things like, "oh no..."

There's books that are a great read. And I love those. I can examine the language, the style. They're a great experience.

But then there's books that go far beyond that. They become the reader's reality for a time. You slip out of your own life, and you fall into the world inside that book. That's a far more rare experience for me, but it happened here. I found myself two hundred years in the past, and I lived this book.

Why Tim McGregor doesn't have a major book deal and is lauded as one of the premiere authors of our time—not just a horror author, but an Author—is a mystery to me.

This is a brilliant book.
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TobinElliott | 1 anden anmeldelse | Apr 26, 2024 |
Thank you Netgalley for the ARC!

This was alright! It started off strong, and then it felt like it waned in terms of combining itself with the original text. It felt like the author lost some of his original strength when it had to force itself into a different style of text. It was an interesting concept however, told from a different perspective!
eboods | Feb 28, 2024 |
I for some reason expected this to have more of an eco-horror flavor vs a folk horror flavor, but I did very much enjoy it. McGregor does a fabulous job of building dread, and this short work moves at a steady, building pace that kept me engaged from the very beginning on through the end. Kelly Williams' illustrations also add a gorgeous flavor to the text, and in the end, I was left wanting to seek out more work by both her and McGregor.

Recommended for fans of folk horror and horror novellas.… (mere)
whitewavedarling | Dec 5, 2023 |
A sweet coming of age story set in a small Ontario town that made me tear up towards the end.

Set in the 1980s, this was very nostalgic for me even though I grew up near a big city. It's full of kids being dumbasses and trying to navigate the social hierarchy of school. The story mainly focuses on first love and outgrowing your friend group and trying to make sense of both those things.

I'm glad that I read some reviews beforehand warning that this was not horror, even though it was marketed as it, because I would have been thoroughly disappointed otherwise.

Overall, I enjoyed this and would recommend it.
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LynnMPK | 2 andre anmeldelser | Sep 27, 2023 |



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