A Dirge for the Temporal
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by Darren Speegle
Category: Dark Fantasy/Horror
Description: Prepare for a decadant feast. A Dirge for the Temporal, Darren Speegle's second collection of fiction, bursts with sensations. Like Baroque architecture, plush velvet furnishings or the richest chocolate truffle dessert, Speegle's prose delights all the senses. This collection heralds the return of the subtly crafted horror tale. A Dirge lingers on the dark mystery of the supernatural, creates the giddy feeling of fear mixed with excitement, that only comes from partial revelations, things half-glimpsed and misty. Like H.P. Lovecraft or Edgar Allen Poe, Speegle's stories belong to the twilight hour, just after the glorious reds and golds of sunset have slipped away giving warning that total darkness is quickly approaching. Old world legend and gothic sensibilities lurk behind every corner. A world of aching beauty and impending doom awaits. Speegle's work is a rare treat to be savored.
eBook Publisher: Raw Dog Screaming Press, 2004
eBookwise Release Date: February 2005
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Available eBook Formats: OEBFF Format (IMP) [295 KB]
Reading time: 193-271 min.
"Speegle is a writer of vivid prose snapshots that will linger in the mind long after the book is put aside. His work is recommended to connoisseurs of the weird and unusual."--The Third Alternative
"For those who crave something intellectually substantial in their horror, Darren Speegle will certainly not disappoint."--Drew Williams, Flesh & Blood
"You'll find atmospheric and hallucinatory stories from a writer of considerable poetic power."--Paula Guran, Cemetery Dance
"Atmosphere and imagery run amok in these stories. You don't just read about the places, you experience them, the people, and the entities that inhabit them."--Nancy Jackson, Midwest Book Review