by Kim Newman
Paul, a young academic composing a thesis about the end of the world, and his girlfriend Hazel, a potter, have come to the tiny English village of Alder for the summer.
Their idea of a rural retreat gradually sours as the laws of nature begin to break down around them.
The village, swollen by an annual rock festival of cataclysmic proportions, prepares to reap a harvest of horror.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 512 pages
- Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
- Publication Date: 08/03/2013
- Category: Horror & ghost stories
- ISBN: 9781781164235
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Review by Alina75
I won this book in a First Reads Giveaway on Goodreads.This book took me a while to finish because it is so long. There were a lot of surprises along the way, it just seem like twist after twist. Also, there are also a lot of weird stuff that happens that I did not expect (let me just say "tree people" and I will leave it at that). The twist that shocked me the most was one of the people Jago gets to join his flock of followers.There are a lot of characters and sometimes it can be hard to keep them all straight in my mind from the third person narrative constantly switching what character it is focusing on. Like, one chapter may focus on Paul and his girlfriend Hazel then the next will switch to let's say one of Jago's followers.Anyways, Jago was an interesting, unique read that kept my mind guessing the entire time.