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1000Vultures
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Published on
Jul 31, 2012
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Pages
252
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ISBN
9780985545512
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Language
English
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Genres
Fiction / Horror
Fiction / Mystery & Detective / General
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Synopsis:
Alceán is a teenager who lives with his mother, shut away in an enormous and sinister mansion that he has never left. The only world he has ever known does a one hundred and eighty degree turn when his Uncle Belial makes an unexpected arrival, and pushes him to transgress every limitation his mother has ever imposed upon him. And this is how Alceán will come to discover the terrible secrets kept by his family for generations, including the truth regarding his own life of seclusion.
About "Flesh of Flesh":
“Flesh of Flesh” unites elements of the Gothic novel with the classic horror narrative (with prominent influence from Edgar Allen Poe) in order to create a decadent and romantic ambience. The old mansion, the sinister atmosphere, the family curse, heated emotions, and hidden eroticism are clear ingredients of this tradition. Nevertheless, the narrative exceeds the canon of the Romantic Gothic novel, to the extent of reaching dark elements of authentic horror in accordance with the contemporary canons, bordering on gore. This entire palette of elements of the horror genre makes “Flesh of Flesh” an attractive feast for lovers of the dark.
Narrated in first person, this long story, or short novel, recounts the childhood and youth of Alceán, its protagonist, in a style that is both archaic and dreamlike, creating the sensation of listening to a memory from illness, a feverish delirium, a sinister hallucination of a tormented being who tells us his visions, so that we may share in his anguish. The poetic and impassioned style of the protagonist narrator does not prevent the story from captivating the reader, advancing relentlessly until revealing its final, terrifying secret.
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"CARRION COMFORT is one of the scariest books ever written. Whenever I get the question asked Who's your favorite author? my answer is always Dan Simmons." --James Rollins
"One of the few major reinventions of the vampire concept, on a par with Jack Finney's Invasion of the Body Snatchers, Richard Matheson's I Am Legend, and Stephen King's Salem's Lot. --David Morrell

THE PAST... Caught behind the lines of Hitler's Final Solution, Saul Laski is one of the multitudes destined to die in the notorious Chelmno extermination camp. Until he rises to meet his fate and finds himself face to face with an evil far older, and far greater, than the Nazi's themselves...

THE PRESENT... Compelled by the encounter to survive at all costs, so begins a journey that for Saul will span decades and cross continents, plunging into the darkest corners of 20th century history to reveal a secret society of beings who may often exist behind the world's most horrible and violent events. Killing from a distance, and by darkly manipulative proxy, they are people with the psychic ability to 'use' humans: read their minds, subjugate them to their wills, experience through their senses, feed off their emotions, force them to acts of unspeakable aggression. Each year, three of the most powerful of this hidden order meet to discuss their ongoing campaign of induced bloodshed and deliberate destruction. But this reunion, something will go terribly wrong. Saul's quest is about to reach its elusive object, drawing hunter and hunted alike into a struggle that will plumb the depths of mankind's attraction to violence, and determine the future of the world itself...

WINNER OF THE 2015 BRAM STOKER AWARD FOR SUPERIOR ACHIEVEMENT IN A NOVEL

A chilling thriller that brilliantly blends psychological suspense and supernatural horror, reminiscent of Stephen King's The Shining, Shirley Jackson's The Haunting of Hill House, and William Peter Blatty's The Exorcist.

The lives of the Barretts, a normal suburban New England family, are torn apart when fourteen-year-old Marjorie begins to display signs of acute schizophrenia.

To her parents’ despair, the doctors are unable to stop Marjorie’s descent into madness. As their stable home devolves into a house of horrors, they reluctantly turn to a local Catholic priest for help. Father Wanderly suggests an exorcism; he believes the vulnerable teenager is the victim of demonic possession. He also contacts a production company that is eager to document the Barretts’ plight. With John, Marjorie’s father, out of work for more than a year and the medical bills looming, the family agrees to be filmed, and soon find themselves the unwitting stars of The Possession, a hit reality television show. When events in the Barrett household explode in tragedy, the show and the shocking incidents it captures become the stuff of urban legend.

Fifteen years later, a bestselling writer interviews Marjorie’s younger sister, Merry. As she recalls those long ago events that took place when she was just eight years old, long-buried secrets and painful memories that clash with what was broadcast on television begin to surface—and a mind-bending tale of psychological horror is unleashed, raising vexing questions about memory and reality, science and religion, and the very nature of evil.

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