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Thursday, January 14, 2021

#HorrorForLibraries Giveaway #30: The Searching Dead by Ramsey Campbell

 The #HorrorForLibraries Giveaway is back after a holiday hiatus, and I have a great month of giveaways planned beginning with a title I gave a STAR review in the January issue of Library Journal.But first, a refresher on the basic rules to enter:

  1. You need to be affiliated with an American public library. My rationale behind that is that I will be encouraging you to read these books and share them with patrons. While many of them are advanced reader copies that you cannot add to your collections, if you get the chance to read them, my hope is that you will consider ordering a copy for your library and give away the ARC away as a prize or pass it on to a fellow staff member.
  2. If you are interested in being included in any giveaway at any time, you must email me at zombiegrl75 [at] gmail [dot] com with the subject line "#HorrorForLibraries." In the body of the email all you have to say is that you want to be entered and the name of your library.
  3. Each entry will be considered for EVERY giveaway. I will randomly draw a winner on Fridays sometime after 5pm central. But only entries received by 5pm each week will be considered for that  week.
  4. If you win, you are ineligible to win again for 4 weeks; you will have to re-enter after that time to be considered [I have a list of who has won, when, and what title]. However, if you do not win, you carry over into the next week. There is NO NEED to reenter.
Click here to see giveaway #29. Our winner was Micah from the Louisville [KY] Free Public Library.

This week I have another book that I recently reviewed in Library Journal. This one is by living legend, Ramsey Campbell and it is entitled, The Searching Dead.

My review appeared in the  January 2021 issue of Library Journal

Three Words That Describe This Book: epic, coming of age, slow burn

Draft Review:

Campell, Britain’s most decorated horror novelist presents, for the first time in America, the opening novel of a trilogy of biographical novels documenting the horrors of growing up in conservative, post World War II Liverpool and featuring a great and powerful cosmic evil, as one man, Dominic, confronts it over the course of his lifetime. Focusing this volume on Dominic at age 15 as a teacher’s over eager interest in visiting a WWII French battlefield where some say the dead appeared, and a religious cult gaining strength in his bomb battered neighborhood, Dominic must figure out who to trust and how to battle the evils of his world, both real and supernatural. This novel is not only the start of an awesome horror epic by a master, but it is also a compelling coming of age story about a budding writer finding his way in a terrifying world. Verdict: The Searching Dead, a finalist in the Horror category for the British Fantasy Award, is a slow burn with a fantastic pay off, this intense and menacing story framed by superior world building is a good suggestion for fans of It by King or the African Immortals series by Due.

This ARC is courtesy of the publisher, Flame Tree Press.

Good luck!

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