In Darkness Waiting #2020

In Darkness Waiting By John Shirley In Darkness Waiting No writer combines the delight in dread with social consciousness and metaphysical meaning the way John Shirley does Although In Darkness Waiting begins in much the same vein as many horror novels mys
  • Title: In Darkness Waiting
  • Author: John Shirley
  • ISBN: 9780451400802
  • Page: 203
  • Format: Paperback
  • In Darkness Waiting By John Shirley
    In Darkness Waiting By John Shirley No writer combines the delight in dread with social consciousness and metaphysical meaning the way John Shirley does Although In Darkness Waiting begins in much the same vein as many horror novels mysterious deaths a small town invaded by evil plucky, attractive young lovers the logical level headed doctor some salt of the earth townsfolk by its end you will haNo writer combines the delight in dread with social consciousness and metaphysical meaning the way John Shirley does Although In Darkness Waiting begins in much the same vein as many horror novels mysterious deaths a small town invaded by evil plucky, attractive young lovers the logical level headed doctor some salt of the earth townsfolk by its end you will have discovered it is not just another horror novel With its exploration of the insect inside us all, In Darkness Waiting proves relevant today than ever Considering a read of In Darkness Waiting is like considering a trip through the with no weapons and no vaccinations and no shoes It s like contemplating a journey in the Arctic clad only in your underwear Or maybe it s like dropping into one of those spelunker s challenges, those chilling pitch black shafts into the Earth s crust and when you get down there your light burns out and you remember the chitinous fauna of the cavern Unlike undertaking those endeavors, you can get through the harrowing pages of In Darkness Waiting alive although we are not promising you ll remain unscathed Towards the end you ll discover one of the most extreme yet literate passages ever written It may well be the most outr scene ever created But John Shirley wasn t after shock alone Shock is never enough for him.
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    About “John Shirley

    • John Shirley

      John Shirley is the author of than a dozen books, including Demons Crawlers City Come A Walkin Really, Really, Really, Really, Weird Stories and the classic cyberpunk trilogy A Song Called Youth Eclipse, Eclipse Penumbra, and Eclipse Corona He is the recipient of the Horror Writers Association s Bram Stoker Award and won the International Horror Guild Award for his collection Black Butterflies.Shirley has fronted punk bands and written lyrics for his own music, as well as for Blue Oyster Cult and other groups A principal screenwriter for The Crow, Shirley now devotes most of his time to writing for television and film Visit the author s website at darkecho JohnShirley

    192 thoughts on “In Darkness Waiting

    • 1988 Onyx mass market Tell me that girl doesn t look eerily similar to mid 80s Madonna For some reason, John Shirley and I don t jive too well His novels should be right up my alley, but I always feel a slight disconnect while reading With few exceptions, I never have any real connection to the characters or their situations, but I still keep reading him, because his plots and concepts always seem so perfectly suited to my tastes.In Darkness Waiting has everything I like in a horror novel small [...]


    • Wow This was just an incredible book I just wanted something I could fly through and this couldn t have been a better pick I ve never read Shirley and decided to read this one before Wet Bones It was horror but horror that made you think and is relevant in any time The book focuses on an epidemic that is and could be true to all of us, empathy, what if there was a gene that suppresses that emotion Could there be an insect inside us all Something waiting in the darkness feeding off your evil thou [...]


    • John Shirley followed up the urban horror of 1982 s Cellars with the rural horror of In Darkness Waiting in 1988 This one comes together better as a novel than Cellars, which I still have much love for You can tell he grew as a writer between books The setting is a small redneck town in Oregon where things are about to go very, very wrong, courtesy of a mad doctor, for lack of a better term He has discovered something that feeds on negative emotions and dark impulses, manifesting itself in the f [...]



    • A fast paced and violent read This novel harkens back to the 50 s sci fi Fiend without a Face, Invasion of the Body Snatchers and throw in some memorable scenes of gore akin to Rob Bottin s The Thing and gives an overall sense of pyschological paranoia that reminds me of Cronenberg s Rabid Mr Shirley never disappoints with his style of writing The Lovecraftian undertones are evident and character development and dialogue are spot on The only scene in the book that was somewhat confusing is the i [...]


    • It has been several years since I read this, so it would be hard for me to write a serious review This a great example of a underrated classic from the 80 s horror boom Sure it has monsters, but IDW has a serious underlining theme of what creates the inhumanity behind the worst of crimes Undated in 2005 Shirley cleaned the book up a bit and made it stronger Great stuff.


    • Sort of bland and by the numbers for the most part but the whole bugs emerging from your eye thing was a nice gimmick I just found that the book had to shoehorn in some rather long expository passages of people explaining the lore and that they slowed things down In some ways, by trying to explain so much it took away from the horror It may have been overkill to have so many layers to the creatures, not sure there needed to be the demon of shadows thing as well as the insect intelligence from pr [...]


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    • I m re reading this thoroughly scary horror novel for the Eerie Books club discussion that will take place on June 3rd, 2010 It s unfathomable that John Shirley isn t a NYT best selling author yet This guy can WRITE



    • Bizarro fiction Creepy and very violent If you are looking for something different, you can t go wrong here Ahead of it s time.



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