BOOK REC’: DARK AWAKENINGS by Matt Cardin

By 1st December 2013Uncategorised

I found the combination of philosophical and religious ideas and cosmic horror absorbing. With Lovecraft and Ligotti lighting this approach in the past, it was great to read a new author who really goes for the bigger themes around existence and consciousness. All the stories reach for the numinous, and the perpetual threats of chaos are really well wrought.
 
I enjoyed the essays as much as the fiction because you can’t beat a really good essay, written by an authority, on something that interests you: the history of the angel and demon and their interpretations in horror, a Buddhist reading of George Romero’s first three undead films, and parts of the old testament as a horror story. Quality. Lovely Mythos edition too, so I suggest jumping on those still available.
 
 
 
 

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