Excavation kindle ½ eBook 9780380751730 Free

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Excavation kindle ½ eBook 9780380751730 Free ↠ Archaeologist Reed Taylor is called back to his hometown of Simpson Creeks Kentucky to dig into the earth now covering his family's old farm and the bodies of his mother and father But in a terrifying rendezvous with his own past he discovers that his memories of the dead are not only paArchaeologist Reed Taylor is called back to his hometown of Simpson Creeks Kentucky to dig into the earth now c The small town setting is well crafted and a central character in the plot Tem is descriptive and paints a vivid picture of the townsfolk and life in Simpson Creeks It's evident that Tem is a good writer He's descriptive without being overly so and some of his characters were pretty good I liked the characters of Ben Taylor and Charlie Simpson the best However a majority of the others were either flat uninspired or forgettable He also does a very good job of creating an authentic sounding southern Kentucky accent and dialect in his dialogue I have a family member from the state and things written here would remind me of things they used to sayThe premise is interesting A metaphor for repressed family horrors and past misdeeds andor regrets There are some imaginative moments sprinkled throughout although they are few and far between NEGATIVES Very slow and monotonous pace for about two thirds of the book I kept hoping something mildly exciting would happen to hook me but it never happened Many aspects of the plot that Tem seemed to be creating felt irrelevant and could've been ignored or condensed into a smaller section Honestly I was uite bored while reading this one The book would've worked better as a novella in my opinion The shorter length might've helped with the overall pacing I couldn't connect at all to the main protagonist Reed He was very blasé and weak minded would did not make him endearing to me at all I honestly could've cared less about what he was going through and what was going to happen to his character A painfully average book that makes attempts at creating legitimate atmosphere and fright but just ends up as drab and mediocre I appreciate the ambitious nature of Tem to try and craft a small town horror tale with some southern charm but it just doesn't work for the most part I find the fact that it was nominated for a Bram Stoker award very surprising I wish I could see what the HWA members saw in this Maybe I'd like it then I give it a very generous 3 stars easily could've been 25

ePub ✓ î Steve Rasnic Tem

Wn past he discovers that his memories of the dead are not only palpable but capable of fantastic transformatio No thanksThe first 85% of the novel meanders on as though the author were high on salvia and then in the last few chapters he started hitting the cocaine Meandering atmospheric passages capture the sad feel of memories lost in an old Kentucky mountain town ravaged by the strip mining industry but nothing much happens Then the reader is bombarded with a cacophony of shifting perspectives between multiple characters many lasting just for two sentences before moving on to the next and the next while all types of supernatural nonsense gets crammed into the last four chapters The reader is forced to slog through hours of very dull but competent writing that promises a big payoff but the only reward for patiently getting to the end is hysteria and chaos that is just confusing and not at all frightening or exciting None of it is coherent not a single story arc is followed through and nothing is resolved The whole result is an incredibly poorly paced first effort that makes no sense and is very unsatisfying When this book is discussed by horror fans inevitably the fact that it was nominated for a Bram Stoker is mentioned with bewildered amusement Now I understand why

Steve Rasnic Tem î Excavation pdf

ExcavationOvering his family's old farm and the bodies of his mother and father But in a terrifying rendezvous with his o I have never wanted a book to end so fast that dragged on to eternity I just didn't like this book at all