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A Cosmology of Monsters by Shaun Hamill

A Cosmology of Monsters

Shaun Hamill

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Imprint: Titan Books Ltd
Publisher: Titan Books Ltd
Publication date: 30 Jun 2020
ISBN: 9781789094114

"I loved it, and think you will, too." --Stephen King Stephen King's It meets Stranger Things in a tender and terrifying coming-of-age tale of haunted houses and the monster at the door.

4 stars out of 5
12 Jun 2020

"It’s a grim ride, by turns moving and harrowing, and not for the faint-hearted."

The novel opens with a disturbing first line (“I started collecting my older sister Eunice’s suicide notes when I was seven years old”) and continues in the same tone for more than 400 pages. Set in small-town Texas, it follows the fortunes of the Turner family, who maintain a haunted house open to paying visitors. Narrator Noah Turner chronicles the history of his disturbed clan from the 1970s to the 2000s, during which time they are plagued by Lovecraftian monsters from another dimension. Hamill examines the family members’ tortured reactions to the hauntings as they are beset by tragedy after tragedy: cancer, suicide, disappearances and deaths.

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