By The SciFi Slacker (aka Kelly Hoffman)
By William Meikle
Published by Barclay Books
Do not let the pink cover fool you. This book is frightening
and it can have you conjuring up all sorts of images in your
Island Life by William Meikle is a Scottish tale of terror
that hooks the reader from the very beginning and reels them
in further with each ensuing chapter.
Follow the local inhabitants of a small island off the coast
of Scotland through their worst nightmares as an ancient evil
is awakened and it wants revenge.
Meikle masterfully tells his tale of ancient religion, current
folklore and a modern horror, which is hard to tear yourself
The story revolves around Duncun who has returned to the
island to continue his research from the previous year. A
budding romance between Duncan and the local pub owners daughter
Meg could be in jeopardy if the horror that the old Lighthouse
keeper Tom believes in is true.
What kind of animal has been killing off John's sheep? And
what have the archeology students uncovered in their dig up
by the old mansion? Learn all the dark secrets that lie beneath
that mysterious mound and why Tom was against that dig in
the first place.
There truly are more monsters in Scotland than just those
in Loch Ness. Meikle's monsters are not something one would
wish to go hunting especially if all you were armed with was
a camera. One would certainly want more protection than that,
much more. Meikle's descriptions of these unholy beings from
another time bring up images of aliens, Golum and the Creature
from the Black Lagoon (some of which he even uses as comparison
within the book itself).
Americans may find some of the terms and phrases to be unknown
to them, but this reviewer felt they added more to the realism
of the setting of a Scottish Island and welcomed the unfamiliar
Be forewarned as your imagination grips you and you are swept
out to sea in the terrifying tale of ancient and unspeakable
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