The Thing meets One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest in Matt Hayward's thrilling debut novel... After waking up one too many times in puddle of his own mess, Peter Laughlin, a thirty-five year old rock musician, has decided to kill himself. However, after catching an advertisement for rehabilitation in the back of a local newspaper, coupled with the fact that his one night stand with old friend Bethany resulted in pregnancy, Peter decides to try and clean up his act. Again. Only this time, things will be different.At Dawson Rehabilitation, things seem idealistic. Peter quickly befriends Henry Randolph, an alcoholic in his sixties, who, along with Donald Bove, Shelley Matthews, Jamie Peters and a mentally-defunct man named Walter Cartwright, make up the rest of the guests. Something is wrong at Dawson Rehabilitation. Peter and Henry dont trust the centers councilor, a man named Jerry Fisher. Jerrys hiding a secret. One ancient and terrible. Tucked away in the Pennsylvania backwoods, in a remodeled farmhouse once owned by Dr. Harris Dawson himself, Peter finds himself in a fight for his life against Phobos, the great God of fear. To defeat him, Peter will have to set aside his doubts and answer the all important question: What do monsters fear?...
|Title||:||What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror|
|Format Type||:||Kindle Edition|
|Number of Pages||:||212 pages|
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What Do Monsters Fear: A Novel of Psychological Horror Reviews
I'm beginning to think it's me. I've asked myself the hard questions: Dude, what's wrong with you? Don't you want to have fun? Do you hate fun now? Why you got these high standards all of a sudden?
I just haven't been happy with much of what I'm reading lately. And this book was the most recent example.
You should know that the Thunderstorm Books edition contains the short novel What Do Monsters Fear? as well as four short stories.
The novel started out very promising. There were a few moments th ...more
A well-told character study that just happens to include demons and some decidedly brutal deaths. Can't wait to see what's next from Matt Hayward!
I don't want to start a review with a description and I want to keep it short, synopsis on goodreads gives a very good idea what to expect from this story wise. It's very hard to compare Matt Hayward's style of writing to anyone else, or his books to any other books. He stands out by himself and has proven that with his first novel. If you do want a comparison think one flew over the cuckoos nest with elements of the shining, at least that's what I thought.
I read this in a day, once you have st ...more