Dagon by Fred Chappell

By Fred Chappell

On a regular basis mentioned in lists of the world's top horror novels, Dagon tells the tale of Peter Leland whose ancestral secrets and techniques emerge to plunge him right into a international of terror and degradation. applying the Mythos constructed via America's nice fantasist, H. P. Lovecraft, this novel transforms conventional Gothic parts into an extreme, scarifying, smooth paintings. a global bestseller, Dagon was once presented the easiest overseas e-book prize through the French Academy and has ignited lively debate approximately its progressive method of its fabrics. Readers were identified to maintain their residence lighting fixtures burning all evening whereas interpreting this tale. "I am truthfully confident that Fred Chappell is without doubt one of the most interesting writers of this time, one of many infrequent and invaluable few who're actually 'major.'" - George Garrett, writer of dying Of The Fox and The Succession. writer of thirty volumes of fiction, poetry, and nonfiction, Fred Chappell has two times gained international myth Awards, has seemed in over fifty anthologies, and has accumulated a few dozen or so literary prizes together with Poet Laureate of the country of North Carolina. Retired after 40 years of collage educating, he lives in Greensboro, North Carolina, and worships cats.

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The boy heard and turned, plucking the knife from the log with the quick careless movement one would use in striking a match. They stared at each other over the descent of the sagging steps; it was a moment or two before Coke Rymer glimpsed the pump handle. What's that thing you've got? he said. He began to edge round the steps. That won't do you no good, just a ole pump handle. I got something here can cut your ass good. But he didn't come forward; kept still, watching the swing of the handle.

None of these kinds of sounds, and maybe all of them together. What? He struggled to imagine what Mina was doing in there among them. It would be Morgan's idea, that Mina would encourage the men to drink. But he would not find out, he would not move to look. She would come in now and then to check on him, to bring him liquor if he needed it. She would toss a quilt over him and tuck it tightly and contemptuously under his chin. Her blouse would be unbuttoned at the top and when she bent over the bed he observed her small thick inexpressive breasts.

Often enough there were furtive wheezy giggles uttered, and sometimes, there was a single voice shouting, not words, but merely a sound of… of… of fearful surprise, of quick pain, of pained delight. None of these kinds of sounds, and maybe all of them together. What? He struggled to imagine what Mina was doing in there among them. It would be Morgan's idea, that Mina would encourage the men to drink. But he would not find out, he would not move to look. She would come in now and then to check on him, to bring him liquor if he needed it.

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