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Sean McDonough

Autor(a) de The Thirteen Black Cats of Edith Penn

9 Works 40 Membros 2 Reviews

Obras de Sean McDonough

Rock and Roll Death Trip (2017) 7 cópias
Beverly Kills (2014) 5 cópias
The Class Reunion (2019) 5 cópias
NT 503 Life of Jesus 1 exemplar(es)
Red Sox Home Run Heroes (1996) 1 exemplar(es)
Beverly Kills Again (2023) 1 exemplar(es)


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When you pick up The Terror at Turtleshell Mountain by Sean McDonough, clear your calendar, because this compelling read will take you prisoner.

I received this book as a gift and was going to take a quick peek, then suddenly found myself seven chapters in. I contemplated canceling the rest of my day. I did not want to put it down. Of course, I could not cancel the rest of my day, and so I did put it down. When I got to Chapter 12.
I picked it up again that evening.

The story unfolds layer after layer, like a potent blooming onion that burns your eyes and nose but you just have to have, have to consume until it’s gone. The building dread, the gripping terror, the unexpected shocks as more and more is revealed; all of this pours forth from impactful characters, horrifying sequences, and stomach turning gore. The Terror at Turtleshell Mountain starts strong and stays strong right to the end.

The ending.
I still have a lingering WTF feeling in my bones.

And look at that retro cover art.
Look at it!
That is all the warning you get and all the warning you need. This story crosses over to extreme horror. It is perhaps not as graphic-gory-explicit as some extreme horror, but it is extreme nonetheless. The vivid and expertly written content is not necessarily for the horror thriller crowd, the easily offended, or those with less than sturdy intestinal fortitude. This is in your face, in your gut, in your head long after the words “The End” are behind you.

On a personal note, I am fortunate to have the paperback of The Terror on Turtleshell Mountain. It has a matte finish cover, nice weight, nicely sized font, and is 368 pages of rollercoaster horror, pun intended.
But wait, there’s more.
Following the story is a ten-page preview of Rock and Roll Death Wish, and now I want to read that one too! After that is a modest half page author bio.

Read every word from title page to bio. Feel every page. Gaze upon the cover art and examine the detail. Caress the cover. This entire book is an experience.

Dread, terror, shock, gore. This book is a must read for the hardcore horror aficionado.
… (mais)
BibliophiliaTemplum | 1 outra resenha | Mar 21, 2021 |
The plot of this book is amazing. It takes place at Turtleshell Mountain, an amusement park that reads like a version of Disneyland. I love going to Disneyland, so it was really fun to read this. The book starts strong, and the killing begins quickly. It almost felt too fast. I was thinking there would be no where else to go, but I was wrong. The book is intense right up to the ending. The book gets an A for originality. My only complaint is the writing style felt a little unpolished and simplistic.… (mais)
readingover50 | 1 outra resenha | Jun 11, 2019 |


½ 3.6