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200 years ago, the village of Clavitt Fields was burned to the ground. It was hoped that what lived there had perished in the fire. But they did not perish. They went underground...For generations, they lived and bred in darkness, adapting themselves to a subterranean existence. Now they are rising to the surface, and what they've become is a horror beyond belief, a crawli200 years ago, the village of Clavitt Fields was burned to the ground. It was hoped that what lived there had perished in the fire. But they did not perish. They went underground...For generations, they lived and bred in darkness, adapting themselves to a subterranean existence. Now they are rising to the surface, and what they've become is a horror beyond belief, a crawling nightmare of evil and bloodthirsty violence bent on destruction.The night is alive...and it belongs to them.NIGHTCRAWLERS, the horrifying new novel from master of suspense Tim Curran....

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Nightcrawlers Reviews

  • Dan Schwent
    2019-02-24 00:58

    When a bulldozer unearths corpses in a field, it's up to the police to figure out what's going on. Out-of-towner cop Kenney wonders what the rest of the police aren't telling him, what all the townspeople know but are afraid to do anything about: the degenerate subterraneans that lurk in the tunnels beneath the town of Haymarket...I got this from Netgalley and the fine folks at DarkFuse.So... I loved this book! It covers a lot of ground that I love in horror books, most notably the secrecy of small towns and degenerate subhuman cannibals... or are they?Curran took me for a ride. I was all set for the story to go off an on inbred hillbilly serial killer tangent but it went in a completely different, even creepier direction.The way the story unfolded was well done. After some teaser encounters with the underground dwellers, Kenney reads through the sheriff's file on incidents involving them, leading toward the third act, which was pretty much a dungeon crawl in the labyrinth of tunnels beneath the town.This was only my second Tim Curran book but it won't be the last. He did a great job in building the suspense, conveying a feeling of claustrophobia, and describing the gore in horrid detail.As I said before, the story progressed in a direction I didn't expect and the ending was more of that vein. Nightcrawlers held my attention tight the entire time and was the most fun I've had reading a horror novel in ages. Five stars.

  • Char
    2019-03-25 17:06

    This book was a BLAST! I don't even know where to start. This is old school, Lovecraftian horror at its finest. It even goes so far as to provide an imaginative explanation for this cosmic horror, which I loved.An old abandoned town causes talk. Especially when people are anywhere near this town, they tend to hear things. They tend to see things. Sometimes they don't make it back to their towns or cities of origin. Sometimes they get pulled down, never to been seen or heard from again.I'm not even going to talk about the plot, because I am aching to talk about Mr. Curran's imaginative skills and his ability to get what he sees in that imagination onto paper, (or your Kindle screen!), in the most vivid way possible. I "saw" things in this book that I have never seen...nay, have never even imagined before! White things. Things like mushroomy, maggoty humans. Things like....well, seriously, it's fantastic!This is another underground story by Mr. Curran that scared me and freaked me out right down to my bones. (If you haven't read The Underdwelling, you should!) What I liked most about it, is the complete turn the story makes, which takes it right out of creature feature territory and right into the world of Lovecraft and cosmic horror. How does one turn a B movie fest into a Lovecraftian masterpiece? You will have to read this book to find out. (Unfortunately you will have to wait, since it won't be available to the public for another month. This is yet another benefit of the Darkfuse Kindle Club. They hit a home run with this one!)

  • Jon Recluse
    2019-03-18 23:04

    This was an ARC from NetGalley.What begins as an homage to Lovecraft's "The Colour Out of Space" becomes something so much more as Curran cuts his own path, offering up a horrifying alternative explanation for the Mythos in this nightmarish thrill ride concerning what may be lurking below the ground. Mind blowing in it's implications, this novel is proof positive that Curran's imagination is without equal. Highly recommended!Publication date: March 4, 2014

  • ᴥ Irena ᴥ
    2019-03-08 18:07

    4.5'...sooner or later your skeletons clawed out of their moldy closets and your demons slipped out of their boxes.'This story is disgusting, horrifying and even a bit humorous (the last one would be a spoiler if explained). As strange as it may sound after that sentence, I enjoyed it a lot. It's been a while since a book made my hair rise. Tim Curran seems to know everything that terrifies (Dead Sea) or disgust me (Nightcrawlers) and while I may not love it as much as Dead Sea or my favourite Skin Medicine, this book packs quite a punch.I am very squeamish and easily disgusted, but if the story has supernatural elements, it's fine. I won't even mark this anything else but horror so as not to reveal too much.In case you were wondering if it was possible to make something like the Morlocks more revolting or frightening, you'll see here it can be done and more. Nightcrawlers is about consequences. What happens when the skeletons of past won't stay buried anymore? The blurb and that cover don't leave much out, but you will still be surprised. You can't imagine the kind of creatures Curran created here or the places the characters find themselves in throughout the book.A minor quibble: Kenney's name is used where Godfray's should be in one place.

  • Paul Nelson
    2019-03-04 00:57

    Some words of advice, if you’re contemplating going on a pot holing expedition then leave reading this till after you come back. Tim Curran has a wonderfully unique imagination unlike anything I’ve read before and that’s mainly why I have over a dozen of his books that I’m going to read this year.We join the story at the beginning of an investigation involving not just local law enforcement but state troopers as well, digging in a field unearths corpses, lots of them and bones covered in strange bite marks. The burial ground of a serial killer or something much worse, a history it seems the locals are fully aware of, strange and deadly things have been happening in the area of Clavitt Fields, a town burnt to the ground 200 years ago and it’s now about to get a much wider audience.In charge of the investigation is officer Kenney and he’s about to learn all the secrets of what lies beneath this cursed place and the death it brings.There are some genuinely scary moments early on in this story, Tim Curran is the master at creating an unnerving atmosphere and when an officer goes missing, Kenney heads a search party into the mist and trees. This in itself is creepy but when officer Kopecky finds himself underground in a subterranean crawl space, well, alarming just doesn't cover it, tense beyond belief maybe even panic and it’s written superbly well.We then get a slightly slower middle section to the book as the history of the place and its inhabitants both past and present are revealed, this sets everything up for a nightmarish ending encompassing a euphoric evil that is terrifying in its entirety.Recommended

  • Kimberly
    2019-03-23 20:14

    Tim Curran is a mastermind when it comes to creating horrific images of creatures you've never imagined before! His latest novel starts out with a bang, the terror and mystery building immediately. I could picture being in the middle of the rising mist along with his characters, discovering things that were best never seen.... Curran's strong use of imagery creates a palpable atmosphere of claustrophobic horror. My only mild complaint is that the ending seemed, to me, to lose some of the intensity that the first 3/4 contained. Nonetheless, Tim Curran remains at the top of his game in his new novel from DarkFuse!Recommended!

  • Amanda
    2019-03-05 19:12

    Little girls chewing on dog bones. Hideous ghostly gnarled figures knocking on your windows at night. Bones start turning up at an old abandoned farm. Cops go missing in woods that locals avoid. Secret buried come crawling out of the mud. Clavitt Fields, a small hamlet is burnt to the ground 200 years ago, but locals know that something terrible is living beneath the ruins, Nightcrawlers. Elena Blasdenhas lived near to the old Ezren farm all her life. When police start investigating bones turning up, she knows no good will come of it. That's why she leaves scraps outsiders every night, feeding the Nightcrawlers. But the truth will out, and Elena finds herself telling the police of the troubling history of the Ezren farm and Clavitt Fields. This book is so much fun to read. When I wasn't reading Nightcrawlers I was thinking about it, wondering what was going to happen next. Nightcrawlers is not a character study, it's just enjoyable outright fun horror in absolutely the best form. The old lady, Elena is such a great character, adding a another layer of interest to the book.What I liked most about Nightcrawlers was the fact that the story keeps changing. What you think is happening in the first few chapters changes and this keeps happening throughout the book. The story kept me completely on my toes. Tim Curran is the master of interesting storytelling. It's why I will continue to read his books with such enjoyment. Absolutely 5 stars!

  • Shelby *trains flying monkeys*
    2019-03-08 22:53

    The book started off discovering bodies. Lots of bodies that had been eaten by something. I thought the story was going to go one way but then the author came out and smacked me upside the head with a whole different direction completely. Was I scared? Nah not really, but then I am a hateful heifer. Will I read more from this author? Most certainly. Thanks Netgalley and Darkfuse.

  • Anthony Vacca
    2019-03-10 17:12

    At once an exercise in immediate horror with a narrative that has been whittled down to its essentials, Nightcrawlers is also a revelry of language, putting to use a rangy vocabulary to craft scenes of terror in excess. The plot is simple but worthy of an early Cronenberg film: a mass burial site is uncovered outside of a sleepy Wisconsin town, and the ill-considered police investigation that follows is menaced by subterranean ghouls. Small town secrets and imaginative body horror build to an ambitious finale of dread and wonder. The small cast of characters are functionary but realistically utilized as events play out in a forest soaked with fog, the muddy ruins of a village and the slimy underground labyrinth beneath. A fast paced read that is impressively oppressive with its descriptive pyrotechnics. Language ishorror. Will read more Curran.

  • Kaisersoze
    2019-03-14 17:05

    Like most of Curran's works, Nightcrawlers is big on atmosphere, detailed descriptions, Lovecraftian overtones, and gross-out horror. Unlike most of Curran's works, Nightcrawlers is extremely light on memorable characters or their any kind of decent development. Instead, the reader is tasked to deal with a group of almost interchangeable police officers, state troopers and other law enforcement officers. In fact, they're so alike that Curran at one point loses track of which character he is following, dropping in the wrong name mid-way through a chapter. Most of the officers are given one defining characteristic to remember them by, such as Chipney, who had a family at home. (And I bet you can guess what his chances of survival are ...)What Curran does do well is flesh out his monsters, and Nightcrawlers is no exception. The things hiding beneath Bellac Fields and what drives them to do what they do are both unique and unsettling enough to be remembered. And it's this aspect that saves Nightcrawlers from being a disappointing failure, propping it up into being an okay way to spend 270-odd pages.In essence, as far as this reader of horror is concerned, Nightcrawlers was a lesser entry into Curran's rapidly growing bibliography. He has far superior works - novels like Dead Sea and novellas such as Blackout - which should serve as better introductions to what he is capable of. But if you're already a Curran-fan looking for something without much investment which might cause you a shudder or two of revulsion, then this one should do the job. If only just adequately.2.5 to 3 Bad Ways to Go for Nightcrawlers.

  • 11811 (Eleven)
    2019-02-25 16:54

    The Colour Out of Space meets THE DESCENT (2005.) That's the best I can come up with for a description but I think it will suffice. This was a very clever story with all the Curran hallmarks. Unfortunately, like the late HP, this includes a lack of character development. I had to drop a full star in this case because it was more lacking than usual. It's hard to care about a story if you don't care about it's characters. His go-on-for-fucking-ever descriptiveness is as prominent as always and I can usually deal with that too but here it seemed more pronounced than usual, sometimes to the point of redundancy. This would have been better as a novella but it was still a very clever and original story. When Curran is not at his best, he is still pretty damn good. Recommended despite all those nasty things I just said.

  • Donald Armfield
    2019-03-04 22:09

    I haven't got the creeps from reading since Ketchum's "Off Season"What is haunting Bellac Road? People have been disappearing for years and strange noises come from the woods. A dark adventurous trip into what lurks below. After a group of law enforcements go on the look for a fellow officer all hell brakes loose with these strange lovecraftian beings plan to engulf the world above. One of the best reads for me in awhile, with a strange hallucinogenic twist at the end. Thank you Netgalley and Dark Fuse for letting this book seep into mind.

  • Gary
    2019-03-08 00:06

    Not a bad story. It reads like a late night horror movie. It has a decided lack of character depth and plot development. The creatures are what it advertises and what it delivers.If you like books with stock characters that battle creatures throughout a story in a light, fun read then this book is for you.

  • ReginLaRadiosa
    2019-03-02 20:02

    Una piccola città e i suoi orrendi segreti.Nessuno avrebbe mai potuto conoscere, mai potuto sospettare, il genere di cose che strisciavano sotto la sua superficie.E la maggior parte delle città aveva dei segreti, Kenney lo sapeva, oscure e terribili verità sepolte in modo che i cittadini potessero dormire la notte.Quando la Wisconsin Electric decide di installare una nuova linea elettrica che passa anche dal piccolo paese di Heymarket, sa che dovrà lavorare anche in terreni abbandonati popolati da ex fattorie ormai alla deriva o capanni abbandonati. Tutto regolare, no?I problemi sorgono quando, scavando in un campo della contea, il grosso bulldozer della compagnia elettrica dissotterra moltissimi corpi. I lavori si fermano ed entra in gioco il tenente Kenney, assegnato al macabro caso.Pensò: ‘ne abbiamo trovati otto finora, otto maledettissimi corpi’.Erano distesi sotto incerate di plastica vicino alle fosse da cui erano stati estratti. Cinque donne, due uomini, un bambino. Finora. Finora.Quella parola continuava a risuonargli nella testa. Otto corpi lì, in una fattoria del Wisconsin, di tutti i dannati posti. Quando chiuse gli occhi, rivide le facce massacrate, che a volte non erano affatto facce, ma tele d’osso scolorite e senza carne. E quello era brutto abbastanza, sicuro, fino a quando non si notavano le condizioni dei corpi, i segni su di essi, e allora tutto diventava sensibilmente peggio.Tutti i poliziotti assegnati alle indagini sono visibilmente scossi dal terribile numero di corpi rinvenuti e la situazione inizia a peggiorare quando uno di loro sparisce: Kenney con l’aiuto dei suoi colleghi, lo sceriffo e altri agenti si allontanano dal luogo del ritrovo e si addentrano nella foresta oscura per poi raggiungere il villaggio di Clavitt Fields ma dell’agente Riegan non c’è traccia.Hyder scosse il capo. «Per favore», disse, il volto madido di sudore. «Andiamocene. Andiamocene e basta.»Kenney decise che il momento era arrivato. Ci vollero cinque minuti per uscire dal villaggio. Altri cinque prima che la foresta oscura lo bloccasse dalla visuale. E per tutto il tempo Kenney continuava a pensare e a pensare. A pensare che qualcosa di orribile fosse accaduto in quelle rovine, che qualcosa di orribile stesse ancora accadendo. Quel posto era diventato cattivo, era stato avvelenato fino alle radici. L’essenza stessa del villaggio era diventata rancida e contaminata, il suo sangue ormai nero e tossico come bile. Un uomo poteva far finta di non sentirla, ma era lì. Una presenza fisica abominevole.Consapevole, viva, e mortale.Tim Curran trasporta il lettore in un’atmosfera cupa e piena di tensione che mi ha conquistata sin dal primo capitolo.La narrazione in terza persona gli permette di cambiare spesso punto di vista per fornire al lettore una visione più ampia dei diversi personaggi che si buttano in quest’avventura.Lo stile di Curran è il suo tratto distintivo e ciò che mi ha affascinato di più: scorrevole, intenso e suggestivo.E proprio grazie a questo riesce a creare un’ambientazione tetra e viscida che strega e si impossessa dell’animo del lettore fino allo sconvolgente finale.La foresta cominciava a premere da tutti i lati. Era buia, umida e ruvida, il vento che faceva risuonare i rami più alti come ossa. Arbusti cresciuti in forme innaturali e alti come un uomo spezzavano la griglia di ricerca. Più di una volta Kenney ebbe l’impressione che un cespuglio si fosse mosso all’angolo del campo visivo e fu colpito dalla sensazione folle e irrazionale che fossero vivi e senzienti. Spostandosi, cancellando le impronte della compagnia, facendo girare tutti quanti a vuoto, mischiandoli come carte in modo che non ritrovassero più la via.Pensieri di quel tipo gli lasciavano la gola secca come cenere.Erano pensieri folli, sicuro, ma non si biasimava per come si sentiva o per come si sentivano gli altri, con i volti tirati e tesi, quasi che i teschi sottostanti stessero cercando di liberarsi. Quel posto ti entrava dentro e, per quanto potessi provarci, era difficile capirlo. Ma c’era. Nelle tue viscere e nella tua testa, strisciando lungo la spina dorsale. Forse Hyder aveva ragione: magari era l’aria. Forse c’era qualcosa di negativo, per quanto poco scientifico potesse essere.I personaggi e il lettore stesso avvertono questa presenza malvagia al limitare dei propri pensieri ma senza riuscire a individuarla, senza capire che cosa – o chi – popola la notte.“Nightcrawerls” è un horror acutamente costruito, un romanzo che tiene alta la tensione senza porvi mai fine.Questo è l’incubo di Clavitt Fields e potrebbe diventare anche il vostro.Era come se la pelle dell’universo conosciuto fosse stata lacerata e lui stesse osservando la lesione, pur sapendo che c’era qualcosa là fuori, in quell’oscurità senza fondo, che lo avrebbe fatto impazzire se lo avesse visto.Pensò che, se fosse stato da solo, probabilmente sarebbe scappato urlando nella notte.

  • Scott
    2019-03-07 19:47

    read a few things from Tim Curran now, and while all different they have all been excellent. Nightcrawlers is my favorite so far.Nightcrawlers could be classified as a creature feature or Lovecraftian/cosmic horror, and while neither of these is wrong I feel like it ghettoizes a novel that deserves to be read on its own merits. I especially enjoyed the creepiness and sense of dread in the opening 25% of the book. The reader knows that something horrible is coming, but Mr. Curran makes us wait for it, dragging out the suspense the perfect amount before letting us have it. And boy, does he let us have it!Horror fans of any subgenre should love this slab of literary terror. Highest recommendation!

  • Mike
    2019-02-28 16:55

    A well written story with that Lovecraft feel to it. With Tim's writing you get that vivid feeling like your right there. He creates this eerie atmosphere for you when your reading. I've been a big fan of his work, Tim Curran is a must read for me. The story starts out with bones and bodies being found in a field. The local and state cops get called in to investigate. Then cops disappear under ground. Then Kenney the man in charge, finds out about the strange things that have happen over the years in this area. Then they investigate this old burned out area (Clavitt Fields), this is when the story gets going. I gave Nightcrawlers 4 stars.

  • Eℓℓis ♥
    2019-03-09 20:50

    Mamma mia che brividiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!!!! 4 e mezzo su 5 :DRecensione per Romance & Fantasy for Cosmopolitan Girls :)

  • Anthony Hains
    2019-03-11 17:55

    While I was reading Nightcrawlers by Tim Curran, I couldn’t help wondering about the cleanliness of his house. I have read a number of his works, and many involve slimy, putrid, gross, yucky…things. This one involves vaguely shaped humans living underground who were more mushroomy-fungi in consistency than flesh and bones. Oh, and these things have a knack for capturing people and dragging them deep underground in their mucous like tunnels. You get the idea. I figure this guy is either capable of wallowing in filth well beyond the capacity of the average American or he suffers from extreme contamination-themed OCD.My overall reaction to this Curran effort is mixed. I am a fan of other books of his, especially Leviathan and Sow. But these latter pieces were novellas and Mr. Curran maintained tight control over his plot. The gruesome narratives never became so extreme as to derail the storyline. Not so with Nightcrawlers, which was punctuated with repetitive and redundant presentations of gross-out passages. The result was mind-numbing, and I became bored at times. In addition, characters are introduced who really do not propel the story. There is one elderly woman who must take up a quarter of the book, but her character seems like an afterthought. Ironically, I think she was the most interesting character in the book (and one passage involving her towards the end is quite tender). The other characters are disappointingly one dimensional. In fact, I couldn’t differentiate the male law-enforcement characters as they all tended to blend together. In the final analysis, this really didn’t matter because they were all interchangeable.While my comments suggest that I was disappointed with Nightcrawlers, there were some fabulous sections to the book. And these sections prompted me to give it a 3 star rating instead of a lower one. Nobody does claustrophobia like Tim Curran. There are times when the characters are crawling through these underground (and, of course, slimy) tunnels that had me squirming – and wanting to take a shower. The actual plot and the final revelation of what is going on were quite impressive. There was also one particular back-story/historical account at the climax which was rather gripping – and had me wishing that Mr. Curran had written that story instead. Alas, maybe it will appear in a future work.So, overall, a rather flawed piece, not one of Tim Curran’s best. However, he kept me engaged and the payoff elevated the novel to a pretty decent read.

  • Chris
    2019-03-13 19:53

    The rural town of Haymarket, Wisconsin, holds a very dark secret that spans generations, and the locals and old timers know the gruesome history that surrounds Clavitt Fields...but the town ignored it. When bones of corpses, some dead long long ago, the state police begin an investigation. Then a police officer disappears while out on patrol in the area, his partner claims he glimpsed pale disturbing forms flitting in the mist. State Investigator Kenney decides to probe further, about those stories, and he's wholly unprepared for the mindbending, soul-shredding horror that awaits below Clavitt Fields.In this gripping novel of cosmic horror, Curran once again displays his masterful knack for layering in dread and terror in the necessary amounts as the plot unfolds, to its stunning climax.

  • Ms. Nikki
    2019-03-16 18:49

    I was saving all my Curran reads for some unknown day in the future when I was snowed in and unable to leave the house. However, a friend recommended I read it pronto.I did and found it lacking.The characters were ineffectual when it came down to me, the reader, caring about their outcomes. Where were Tim's normally hated/loved characters you wished would die/live?That alone pulled this read down for me. It was also lacking in the atmospheric department that I normally brag about. Don't get me wrong, there were moments where I could imagine the darkness, the water surrounded me and creeping up my pant-legs. The noises and feelings of being watched. I just felt like there wasn't enough to make me love it.The ending was not my favorite. Very dismal for my tastes.The idea was a good one, the implementation of said idea could have been better.

  • March Shoggoth Madness The Haunted Reading Room
    2019-03-08 16:45

    If you seek pure horror, here it is. "NIGHTCRAWLERS" will stand your hair on end, curl your toes, and make you leave the lights on all night. This is nonstop horror at its apex.

  • Layton
    2019-03-07 22:53

    4.5 Stars! Review coming Friday! :)

  • Bob Milne
    2019-02-28 23:52

    Despite something of a slow middle section and an ending that, as imaginative as it was, I felt robbed the story of much of its shock factor, Nightcrawlers was a solid, enjoyable, well-told tale of small town, subterranean horror. Tim Curran has a flair to establishing a scene, for imbuing it with real dread, and for keeping the gore fresh.The opening chapters here are some of the tightest, most terrifying I've read in a very long time, with half-eaten bodies littering the field, a suffocating fog, sucking pits of mud, crumbling ruins, and suspicious noises all around. You can feel the claustrophobic terror of the situation, and the fact it's a group of well-armed cops who are so unnerved by the situation just adds to the horror. We only hear the first cop being taken down by something beyond the trees, but when we see the next one literally pulled down into the mud, that's when things really take off.After that first dreadful night, the story definitely slows down a bit, but that's not to say it's any less interesting. The ugly history of Clavitt Fields is revealed through awkward conversations, difficult confessions, old news clippings, and some childhood memories. Each is a new layer, laid atop the muddy foundations of the opening scenes, to create a story that's even uglier, even creepier than we originally thought. By the time the rescue team is deployed, it's really more a retrieval team than anything else. Together, the cops must break into an old well, descend 30 feet into the earth, and make their way through a series of subterranean tunnels, complete with rotted wooden doors, crumbling masonry, and a protruding bit of bones and coffin where their journey extends beneath the cemetery.I won't say much about the nature of the Nightcrawlers themselves, since that revelation is key to the final act, but they're an insidious sort of threat to the citizens of Clavitt Fields. It's a strange experience reading through the final chapters, as horror gives way to fascination, and terror yields ground to an almost sympathetic sort of understanding. The clues are there, so it's certainly not a cheat or a cheap twist, but Curran is to be commended for so deftly turning the story about on itself.Ultimately, Nightcrawlers wasn't as much fun as Worm, but it's a more robust and satisfying story. Definitely worth a read, both for the dramatic power of the opening scenes, and the ingenuity of the closing ones.Originally reviewed at Beauty in Ruins

  •  (shan) Littlebookcove
    2019-02-23 20:49

    Wow....Just Wow.I feel like i've had my head completely blown off. That Buzz you get after you've read a horror story so good! That i know EVERY true horror Book fan feel's When they find an author that just hit's that spot! Tim Curran Is that Author. I just clocked i've read Doll Face and to be honest i Didn't take a feel to that, But Nightcrawlers I did. Let me introduce you to this book a bit.There's no need for char development's Because the plot is so full on. from page go it's on... Tim pull's you in. Tim Curran is a Mastermind when it comes to creating horrific images of creatures you've never imagined before! Think almost modern day Lovecraft cosmic Horror and you've got my drift..All in all i absolutely loved this and Mr Curran you have a new fan! thankyou for writeing such a fantastic tale one i will remember for a while.

  • Rick Fisher
    2019-03-26 00:10

    2.5 stars Although Tim Curran has a very descriptive style of writing, I had trouble connecting with the characters and the overall story line. The best part about this story was just how real everything felt while reading this. Mr. Currans words pull you right into the suspense, the horror, the danger and the goosebumpiness of every chilling scene.But, I found myself wanting to see who died next, instead of being concerned about any one characters well being. So, this one drug on and on. It was real difficult to really get down into this story and want to fight with the characters.I wouldn't put this near the top of my recommendation list.

  • Trev Twinem
    2019-02-26 21:51

    I guess we all have different tastes and different attitudes to what we attribute as good horror. I hated this book, I found the story and the characters held little or no interest for me, and it just seemed to be a killing field of the good guy against the myth and the monster. I know many will differ from my view but on this occasion there is no way I can sing the praises of Mr Curran (I did however love Skin Medicine!)and so I leave it to those who had enjoyment from this story to expand on the themes.....

  • Addy
    2019-03-20 20:00

    I should have read some reviews before i dug into this one. I love Curran, but not so fond of Lovecraft. Sorry...this story just didn't do it for me. The beginning was great and promising. I loved the horrific descriptions of the nightcrawlers, but when it drifted off into something bizarre and psychedelic, I lost interest. The ending was not satisfying. I felt like i was coming off of a high-er feeling that left me depressed. However, if you like cosmic horror, you will love this.

  • Marvin
    2019-03-01 23:14

    If you like horror novels with non-stop action and descriptions that will give you nightmares, then Tim Curran's Nightcrawlers is for you. This is the first book I have read by Curran and, if this is an accurate representation of his talents, he is bound to be a major name in the fields. Nightcrawlers read like a Lovecraft tribute except that the actual Cthulhu Mythos isn't really used by the novel except as a fleeting reference to a character's knowledge of the horror sub-genre. Yet the book does bear a eerie similarity to Lovecraft's "The Colour out of Space". However, That similarity is slight and the story becomes Curran's own unique take on the idea. In Nightcrawlers, A plethora of corpse are unearthed by a bulldozer. At the same time, an officer is reported missing with his partner telling a terrifying account of what happened. Lead officer and out-of-towner Kenney starts to look for the missing officer, soon to be plural, and he start to uncover a secret that the town of Haymarket is terrified to reveal. For the most part, Nightcrawler is all action. The only time it lets up is when Kenney researches past stories and the writer shares the antidotes with us. While it is essential to the story, it is the only part of the book that bogs down the telling slightly. But no matter. soon we return to the excitement. But what is special about Curran's story telling is that he is excellent at merging the action with descriptions and thoughts that let us know what may be happening. I just love the grotesque and almost psychedelic descriptions. One may fault him for having less developed characters but this may be one of those novels where three dimensional protagonists would actually reduce the effect.However you look at it, Nightcrawlers emerges as a contender for best horror novel for 2014. If you don't mind a few sleepless night, I highly recommend it.

  • Kate
    2019-03-09 23:07

    Clavitt's field has a dark history as state investigator Kenney finds out when he is sent to oversee the recovery of bodies that have been found there. When two cops go missing during the investigation, Kenney soon comes face to face with the horrific existence that has lived underground for 200 hundred years.Curran has yet again produced work that ensures readers can vividly experience the story. He manages to create an incredibly tense atmosphere and as a reader his descriptive writing places you right into the story, able to smell, feel and see everything that is going on. The characters were not as strong as some of the other stories I have read by Curran, but there's enough to keep the story moving forward. My favourite character was Elena Blasden, her character was the only one given any proper back story, without the back story it was hard to feel as invested in the characters. I have mixed feelings about the ending as well, it didn't really fit in with most of the story but at the same time as cosmic, lovecraftian horror it certainly gave you something to think about.Even when Curran isn't quite ticking all the boxes he still produces work that is highly imaginative and entertaining, I would readily recommend this to other readers.

  • Pamellia
    2019-03-15 00:53

    The first 3/4s of this book set up the unusual ending. This was a good read that kept me interested and curious as to what the heck was going on in this little town. The characters are believable. I especially enjoyed the old woman (in her 90s) who lived there in the town.I want to give Tim a special shout out for Chapter 45. This is some lovely writing. Poetic and heart-felt. Nice job, ole boy!I would recommend this book to Tim Curran fans. The ending was very different and unexpected. I enjoyed this book