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Progeny: The Truth Is Sometimes Best Left Buried... Kindle Edition
Can you imagine what it would be like not to have any memory of your first ten years of life?
Jake Howard knows how that feels. He's a successful psychiatrist and writer. He has an apparently adoring lover and the respect of his peers. But he also has a huge gap where his childhood memories should be. What's more, Jake is tormented by the worst kind of nightmares. Nightmares he's not even sure are his.
Tormented by dreams and visions that threaten his sanity, he must find their source in order to understand and banish them.
His hunt will take him to a run-down seaside town, to the place where he was raised and also forty years back in time, to what he must confront to release himself from the grip of the visions and also to discover the hidden memories.
However, he will discover things about himself he did not dare imagine. Things he really didn't want to know.
And he will also discover that not everyone is what they appear to be. Those revelations will expose a darkness and horror that no one should have to confront.
Sometimes a lie is preferable.
Some truth is best left undiscovered...
- ASIN : B08JJ9KJ9H
- Publisher : Caffeine Nights Publishing (November 5, 2020)
- Publication date : November 5, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 3970 KB
- Simultaneous device usage : Unlimited
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 493 pages
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #1,948,920 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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Progeny is a hard read, hard as in the content, not the book. It's pure horror and it's wonderful. Most things wither with age, but not the mind and imagination of Shaun. It seems that from the early 80's till now he's books just get better and better, but he's only just getting started.
So if you want to be shocked, scared and repulsed, disgusted and entertained, then grab a copy of Progeny today! If you are easily shocked, offended and have a weak stomach, still grab a copy today, and you will never forget the name Shaun Hutson.
Thank you for giving me an avid interest in reading.
Hutson books were short, sharp and shocks but now there's nothing.
This one was long, boring and very few shocks.
Hate to write a short negative review but he has changed alit since I last read his amazing books.
This book has a shockingly disgusting start, so I am thinking I'm in for a treat (I'm not a sicko, just want a horrifying read haha).
But alas no, met with uninteresting characters, obvious ending and a lot of waffle about nothing.
One chapter there was a moment about a man meeting his daughter and how they didn't smile/greet each other, Hutson wrote 3 times about how they didn't react the same way. I mean it was pointless, where's the point, the edge??? There were more examples but couldn't be bothered to mention all the pointless crap thats in it , just as the author couldn't be asked to put in a direct gory, scary and thrilling story like he used too.
Now this is a very good book, entertaining all the way through, but there was something missing. It was like he was holding back (though not completely in the opening salvo), and there wasn't enough gore of old for my nostalgic mind. Maybe next time.
The Progeny is highly recommended if you haven't read anything by him for many a year, though is it as good as his early stuff? Almost
However my main problem was Shaun Hutson's crazy obsession with characters nodding at each other. It seemed like lazy writing at first but I now suspect he is actually sponsored by Weebles. Just when you think he can't fit any more examples of nodding into a chapter he goes and does it again. When I finished this book I went back and skim-read through it and counted 108 instances of "nodded" or "nodding"... that's got to be a surreal new world record.
These problems aside, I enjoyed the storyline for what it was and Progeny fits quite nicely into Shaun Hutson's back catalogue, although it's notably less graphic than previous Hutson books I've read. I guess instead of full on horror he is now going for what Garth Marenghi calls "the slight chill".