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Gone to See the River Man Kindle Edition
These people will give anything for the idols they worship, be they rock stars, actors or authors. Or even serial killers.
Lori is just such a fanatic. Her obsession is with Edmund Cox, a man of sadistic cruelty who butchered more than twenty women. She’s gone so far as to forge a relationship with him, visiting him in prison and sending him letters on a regular basis. She will do anything to get close to him, so when he gives her a task, she eagerly accepts it.
She has no idea of the horror that awaits her.
Edmund tells her she must go to his cabin in the woods of Killen and retrieve a key to deliver to a mysterious figure known only as The River Man.
In her quest, she brings along her handicapped sister, and they journey through the deep, dark valley, beginning their trip upriver. The trip quickly becomes a surreal nightmare, one that digs up Lori’s personal demons, the ones she feels bonds her to Edmund. The river runs with flesh, the cabin is a vault of horrors, and ghostly blues music echoes through the mountains. Soon they will learn that The River Man is not quite fact or folklore, and definitely not human -- at least, not anymore. And the key is just the beginning of what is required of Lori to prove she’s worthy of a madman’s love.
“Having already proved himself a master of extreme horror with Full Brutal, in Gone To See The River Man, Triana shows he is able to paint his uniquely disturbing visions with a much broader palette. This gloomily atmospheric novel is an excellent and unnerving exercise in steadily mounting dread and an inexorable rendezvous with doom. It fuses family tragedy with phantasmagoric horror in a way that will linger long in memory. In short, this Triana guy is a serious contender.”
—Bryan Smith, author of Depraved
“Kristopher Triana pens the most violent, depraved tales with the craft and care of a poet describing a sunset, only the sunset has been eviscerated, and dismembered, and it is screaming.”
—Wrath James White, author of The Resurrectionist
Kristopher Triana is the Splatterpunk Award-winning author of Full Brutal, Gone to See the River Man, Blood Relations, The Long Shadows of October and many other terrifying books. He is also the author of the crime thrillers The Ruin Season and Shepherd of the Black Sheep. His work has been published in multiple languages and has drawn praise from the likes of Publishers Weekly, Rue Morgue Magazine, Cemetery Dance, Scream Magazine, The Horror Fiction Review, and many more.
He lives in a cold, dark place somewhere in New England.
- ASIN : B085W6B9ZL
- Publisher : Cemetery Dance Publications (12 March 2020)
- Language : English
- File size : 340 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 182 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 1941918727
- Best Sellers Rank: #84,172 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
- Customer Reviews:
Top review from India
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There isn't a dull moment in the book. When the story isn't moving, it's the beautiful prose that keeps you engaged, shrouding the girl travellers in the charged and ominous setting of a trail along a river where every character they meet could be a devil in disguise. There are flashes from Lori's past that first flesh her out, then dissect her, often hitting you in the face with a handful of guts. The story segues from the hellbound journey to a maelstrom of surrealism, leaving you breathless and awed as you near the end. Great stuff.
Top reviews from other countries
Excellently written. Very visual but not overly so, i had a clear image in my head of the happenings (where's that MiB pen to erase my memory!) but they didnt bog down or hamper the story being told.
Do yourself a favour and dive into the river that is this tale. But don't look to hard, you may see The River Man.