Blackout by Tim Curran

It's just a another normal day in an everyday suburban neighborhood until the tentacles begin to drop from the sky!

Retro Review



Blackout by Tim Curran
Horror Fiction
Released August 2014, 95 Pages
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In the midst of a beautiful summer, in a perfectly American suburban middle-class neighborhood, a faraway evil is lurking, waiting to strike the unsuspecting residents. 

First come the flashing lights, then the heavy rains, high winds, and finally a total blackout. But that's only the beginning... 

When the whipping black tentacles fall from the sky and begin snatching people at random, the denizens of Piccamore Way must discover the terrifying truth of what these beings have planned for the human race. 

My Thoughts
 

“The story I am about to tell you is about what happened after the lights went out. I’m going to tell you what happened to your beautiful green world and the people that called it home. Understand, it’s not a happy story and there is no moral. It’s not that kind of story.”
True that.

Blackout starts out so normal. So very mundane, even. A bunch of middle class folks, in a middle class neighborhood have just finished up with a little get-together where one neighbor grabbed another wife’s butt and one wife got a bit too drunk for her own good. They could be anyone’s neighbors.And that’s what makes the book so damned frightening. This setup lulls you into thinking this could happen to you and this is why, when it all went to hell, I enjoyed it so much.

As night sets in a storm starts, the lights go out and sticky tentacles drop from the sky. Those who first peek outside to investigate don’t return. A small band of survivors are witness to atrocities beyond belief and to say much more would spoil the whole thing for you.

I’ll just say it’s fascinating and gruesome and so realistic it’ll probably make your skin crawl.

If you’re looking for an imaginative horror story with an ending that makes so much sense it will probably haunt you, you’ll be wanting to give this a read. I don’t think you’ll regret it.

Comments

  1. Hmm I am intrigued!! I don't read much horror but I like to branch out sometimes. Great review!

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    1. This was a good one. I hope you enjoy it, if you get a chance to read it.

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  2. Sounds like a good plot for a SyFy channel movie. :)

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  3. I loved this one! I read it a while back and just haven't slotted the review yet, I need to get it posted. I had a lot of fun w/ this one. I thought the strobing lights and the whole beginning were freaky as ^&&*. lol

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    1. It was such a freaky book. I'm looking forward to seeing your review when find a slot to post it in.

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  4. "when it all went to hell, I enjoyed it so much" that made me laugh so much. It sounds creepy! Definitely more so since it was so average at the start. Ee!

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    1. Yes, I love it when a book can take such an ordinary setting and really mess things up :)

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  5. Oh hell yeah!I need this book! I see Greg loved it too. Off to ad it ...

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  6. You had me at gruesome :) I am going to have to try to get my hands on this one.

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  7. I've had this on my maybe TBR for a bit. That cover, man, I can't resist! Lol. And it does sound really good. I don't usually read horror, but this sounds like the kind of horror I can handle. Glad to hear you loved it, you're making me definitely want to try it!

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    1. Well, since you have it you should read it :) Says the woman whose motto is "Have it, haven't read it!"

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  8. Hah! Must have this one. Off to Amazon I go!

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