The nightmare begins before you sleep . . .
James Herbert's Moon follows Jonathan, who fled from the terrors of his past, finding refuge in the quietness of the island. And for a time he lived in peace. Until the 'sightings' began, visions of horror seeping into his mind like poisonous tendrils, violent acts that were hideously macabre, the thoughts becoming intense.
He witnessed the grotesque acts of another thing, a thing that glorified in murder and mutilation, a monster that soon became aware of the observer within its own mind. And relished contact. A creature that would eventually come to the island to seek him out . . .
Herbert's lastet horror novel is a turgid affair. It concerns Jonathan Childes, a schoolteacher with a psychic talent, who can occasionally see through the eyes of a certain lunatic during the commission of quite grisly crimes. The lunatic senses Childes's psychic presence, however, and with malignant ingenuity tracks him down and menacesand in some cases murdershis family, friends and students. Childes is often the natural suspect, but this possible source of dramatic tension is undercut by the faith of a friendly police inspector. And the final confrontation scene is a good deal more silly than scary. For the rest, the lurching, mechanical style makes this book a less than riveting experience. 30,000 first printing; $50,000 ad/promo.
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Really good as expected.
I had this book over 20 years ago. I locked myself in my room until I'd finished it. It's the only book I've ever re-read because I needed to know if that scene with the rear view mirror would grip me again. It did!
I've been a fan of James Herbert since I was 12. He is the cornerstone to my love of reading.
Once again a great read by J Herbert.Thats the best one so far it's only the 5th book I've read by this author. Now on to the next one.